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Old 12-24-2005, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Parabolic springs

In message <doj81q$ffl$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk>
"Rory Manton" <rory@griffon65.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> Just thinking about fitting parabolic springs to Daisy my 109 Series One.
> Paddock quote 115 ish for a set of rear springs and 75ish for a set of
> front springs but they don't say for which type of series/
>
> Is it one type fitts all or do I need to add another 200 for the sin of
> owning a Series One?
>
> Thanks all.
>
>


Assuming your Series I has the "standard" wide springs ( I think
the narrow springs were long gone by then) then the parabolics will
fit, they fit everything except narrow spring 80", on which only need
the shackles changing anyway.

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Old 12-24-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Parabolic springs

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> In message <doj81q$ffl$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk>
> "Rory Manton" <rory@griffon65.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> Just thinking about fitting parabolic springs to Daisy my 109 Series
>> One.
>> Paddock quote 115 ish for a set of rear springs and 75ish for a set of
>> front springs but they don't say for which type of series/
>>
>> Is it one type fitts all or do I need to add another 200 for the sin of
>> owning a Series One?
>>
>> Thanks all.
>>
>>

>
> Assuming your Series I has the "standard" wide springs ( I think
> the narrow springs were long gone by then) then the parabolics will
> fit, they fit everything except narrow spring 80", on which only need
> the shackles changing anyway.
>
> Richard
> --
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> Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
> Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
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Some while ago I fitted a new set of standard springs to my 88" series 1 and
it was really awful. This too was a case of same springs fit all swb except
early series 1. The trouble is that the series one is very light, so the
springs, which might be ok on a series 3 station wagon just seemed rock hard
on a soft top series 1. (Except when I had the back full of turf, then it
was wonderful, but you cannot go around with 1/2 ton of ballast all the
time). The problem was so bad - even after trying various shock absorbers
etc. that I have banished the series 1 to the depths of the barn and carry
on using on using a coil sprung LR. Perhaps I have now gone completely soft,
but I'd still like to run the series 1 on a sunny day. I have been
contemplating solving the problem by making a switch to parabolics, but have
been put off by the one size fits all type slogans, in case I run into the
same kind of problem again after parting with my cash. Since L-R were so
fussy about diesel / petrol rated springs and left and right hand, I would
really like to know more about what kind of weight vehicle the parabolics
best suit before making the commitment.

Regards,
Nick Webster


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Old 12-25-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Parabolic springs

NW wrote:

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> Since L-R were so fussy about diesel / petrol rated springs and left
> and right hand, I would really like to know more about what kind of weight
> vehicle the parabolics best suit before making the commitment.



Once saw a S1 and had a close look at it. One of the rear springs had what
looked like the wooden replacement for 4 leaves that we had installed in it
~ 5 years before.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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"NW" <nickwebster@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:

> "beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
> news:a43b3ede4d%beamendsltd@btconnect.com...
> > In message <doj81q$ffl$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk>
> > "Rory Manton" <rory@griffon65.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Just thinking about fitting parabolic springs to Daisy my 109 Series
> >> One.
> >> Paddock quote 115 ish for a set of rear springs and 75ish for a set of
> >> front springs but they don't say for which type of series/
> >>
> >> Is it one type fitts all or do I need to add another 200 for the sin of
> >> owning a Series One?
> >>
> >> Thanks all.
> >>
> >>

> >
> > Assuming your Series I has the "standard" wide springs ( I think
> > the narrow springs were long gone by then) then the parabolics will
> > fit, they fit everything except narrow spring 80", on which only need
> > the shackles changing anyway.
> >
> > Richard
> > --
> > www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk sales@beamends-lrspares.co.uk
> > Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
> > Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
> > Boycott the Yorkshire Dales - No Play, No Pay

>
> Some while ago I fitted a new set of standard springs to my 88" series 1 and
> it was really awful. This too was a case of same springs fit all swb except
> early series 1. The trouble is that the series one is very light, so the
> springs, which might be ok on a series 3 station wagon just seemed rock hard
> on a soft top series 1. (Except when I had the back full of turf, then it
> was wonderful, but you cannot go around with 1/2 ton of ballast all the
> time). The problem was so bad - even after trying various shock absorbers
> etc. that I have banished the series 1 to the depths of the barn and carry
> on using on using a coil sprung LR. Perhaps I have now gone completely soft,
> but I'd still like to run the series 1 on a sunny day. I have been
> contemplating solving the problem by making a switch to parabolics, but have
> been put off by the one size fits all type slogans, in case I run into the
> same kind of problem again after parting with my cash. Since L-R were so
> fussy about diesel / petrol rated springs and left and right hand, I would
> really like to know more about what kind of weight vehicle the parabolics
> best suit before making the commitment.
>
> Regards,
> Nick Webster
>
>


A good solution Series I's is "Lighweight" 7 leaf springs on the front
and so-called "Station Wagon" springs on the back (the ones with the
big extra helper leaf). This might sound a bit odd, the other leaves
provide a good softish spring, the helper kicking in when needed for
load carrying. Not so good off-road though - the helper leaf turns into
a quite effective plough...

Richard
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