rear leaf q's...

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  1. 72CometGT

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    I can't drive the car any more until until I replace the springs, I'm slicing up my sidewalls on every bump if I have ANYONE else in the car. I replaced my air shocks w/ gas shocks and the ride height dropped almost 2".:mad: I guess thats good for the shock mounts but bad for my tires.

    I've got to buy new tires for the back now.:cool: Guess that's what I get for running 265/50R14s on a 8" rim. :D 10.5" section width 9" tread. I'm switching to a 245/60 instead, about an inch taller and an inch more narrow.Tried talking the wife into new wheels and tires all the way around but couldn't sell that over 2 rear tires. Somehow $200 for tires sounds better than $2k for wheels and tires. Like that tire?
     
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    fastback86 Loose cars and fast women

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    :mad: JC whitney said they don't have an ETA, John R Spring told me the same thing. Espo says theirs are on back order with no ETA. I guess I'll wait a few more days to hear from JC Whitney. They were gracious enogh to give me a $25 gift certificate for waiting
     
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    Me too! :yup:
     
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    So it looks like either I got the last set or they're jerking me around too. I'll let you know. If nothing else maybe I can get a gift card too :)
     
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    I called last week. They may have updated information if you called this week. I hope they ship on the 19th!
     
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    sgaugeguy Bob Kraus

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    There is some very interesting reading on this web site. There is a section about rearching the springs etc, etc. You guys should check it out! http://www.eatonsprings.com/index.html
    Bob
     
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    they sent me one also
     
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    Laurel mountain mustang says they have a set for $149. I might get those if JCW doesn't ship by the 19th. In the mean time I can round up some disc brake conversion parts so I can put the axle in and be done with it.
     
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    fastback86 Loose cars and fast women

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    If anyone get's their JCW springs soon let me know. They just canceled my order and I'll reorder if somebody gets theirs. If not then its off to Laurel Mountain.
     
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    See this thread. We won't be getting JCW springs.
    http://mmb.maverick.to/showthread.php?t=54544
     
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    laurel mountain is out of leaf springs as well, so is maverickconnection on ebay (who still is listing them).
     
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    Those are JRS sourced as far as I know. See this thread:
    http://mmb.maverick.to/showthread.php?t=54544
    General Spring in KC can get them.
     
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    Look for somewhere local that will rearch the springs & add a 4th leaf. That's what I did. 24hr turn around....The pair set me back around $150....
     
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    That's a good deal. I called our local spring shop and they wanted $250 just to add a 4th leaf. That doesn't count re-arching.
     

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