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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 09, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Leaf spring shims and the locating pin

To get the correct pinion angle I had to add shims between the leaf spring and multi-leaf rear spring perch. Now the locating pin in the leaf spring no longer extends up into the rear multi leaf pocket. Is this going to cause alignment problems and/or cause the rear to move on the leaf springs? Iím using drag radials at track and I donít want the rear to move around?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 09, 08:05 AM
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Is the hole larger on your shims ? If it is, you can put a bushing over the top of the pin that will extend the pin. Cut the length of the bushing to size.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 09, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaf spring shims and the locating pin

Is it possible to change to a longer pin without removing the springs?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 09, 06:25 PM
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Re: Leaf spring shims and the locating pin

I have seen guys take the axle loose from the spring then use welding clamps to secure the spring pack together. Then they replace the spring bolt with a new bolt and add a 1/2 inch tube space under the spring bolt head. This gives it enough height to get through the pinion shim and up into the spring perch. Works like a charm.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 09, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaf spring shims and the locating pin

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I have seen guys take the axle loose from the spring then use welding clamps to secure the spring pack together. Then they replace the spring bolt with a new bolt and add a 1/2 inch tube space under the spring bolt head. This gives it enough height to get through the pinion shim and up into the spring perch. Works like a charm.

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Sounds good. I'm going to try this. Thanks
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Re: Leaf spring shims and the locating pin

Place an identical shim in the opposite direction at the botom of the spring pack. it'll bring it back to the correct orentation for locating the spring pin.

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