[ROVERNET - UK] leaf springs

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Mon Nov 8 21:32:45 GMT 2004

I fail to see that friction helps when you have viscous dampers.
A perfectionist guy a friend knew restored a P4, draw filed each leaf,
reassembled with molybdenum disulphide grease between each leaf, it was The
best springing P4 he'd seen.
Attended Railex on Saturday, to give the SC a run before major trip north at
Christmas (will be 5000km).  Flat out up hills, sitting on 110kmh on flat,
What I didn't know/expect was the classic car display at Railex; and since
there were 2 P6Bs and a 9 in it, my SC was invited to join...


-----Original Message-----
From: Linda and Ben Rodgers [mailto:rodgl at pei.sympatico.ca]
Sent: Monday, 8 November 2004 11:38 pm
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] leaf springs

Hi Ikke
          It has always been my understanding that springs should not be
painted, at least not between the leafs. In the early days of motoring it
was thought springs should be lubricated, and some came wrapped in gaiters
filled with grease. Metal leaf springs are designed to operate on friction
between the leafs. Oil defeats that objective and reduces the springing
effect. However, having said that I expect many will disagree with me, many
disagreed in the fifties and sixties!!!!!. Just my opinion.
                                        Regards Ben

1967 Rover P5 Mk3.

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