St Johns Austin-Healey Club
       Jacksonville, Florida    

a chapter of the

Austin-Healey Club of America 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

One of our members Rick Stevenson’s many projects is the restoration of a gold BJ8 he purchased in pieces. The project for this meet was to install the axle, radius arms, and rear leaf springs. Members Mike Foster and Bill Maroney spent 2 days figuring out this puzzle under Rick’s watchful eye! Everyone learned a lot!

Shown below (courtesy of Bill Maroney) and a series of pictures explaining what they learned.

Rear end tools

 

Wrong spring hole

 

Leaf spring hole

 

Rear end forward spring attach

 

 

Rear end axle tip up to bolt radius arm

 

Bolt spring front but then rear fails

 

 Front spring loose but rear shackle still hard

 

Front spring loose+C-clamp press shackle

 

Jack+wedge +large C clamp bolts front spring

 

Axel&spring -2 Ubolt+2 pads+3 plates+2 jack

 

Extra weight on axel-jacks raise car before full spring compression

 

2 bottle jacks give access to Ubolts+plates

 

We hope that this was usefull!

 

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