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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Leaf Spring Tech Day
July 28, 2002 - Streamwood, IL

With at least eight pairs of helping hands we made short work of changing the rear springs on Dave "Cowboy" Bralich’s daily driver. One stubborn bolt in the left side silentbloc bushing was cause to haul out the sawzall, and the muffler had to be removed for access. Removing and replacing the silentblosk bushings took a little finnesse (bigger hammer), but in the end perserverence prevails and the car is restored to level ride height, now with seven leaf GT springs and 1-1/4" Lowering blocks.

With enough manpower and some time to spare we also dabbled in a few other distractions. Maynard’s roadster got a new brake hose, a good brake fluid flushing and some adjustment of the rear shoes to restore the solid feel to the brake pedal (even though a rear wheel cylinder was weeping fluid). Bill Mennell’s GT with a fuel smell under the rear hatch was diagnosed with fractured hoses on the fuel expansion chamber high inside the right rear fender. Fred Baker’s ‘74 roadster had a run-on problem that was traced to a disconnected vacuum supply hose. Fred spent a little time marking out a pattern on Cowboy’s tonneau cover to install a pocket to clear the high back seat. We got a look at the off-track noise abatement device fitted to Cowboy’s race car. And we were introduced to a nifty little reverse brake bleeder device made from a brake fluid can with a couple of drilled holes and a bit of clear tubing (which could be the subject of another tech session all its own).

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