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Jul 18, 2011 7:58 pm
bruffsup Offline
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Location: Canada


Subject: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
I found these in the raccoon infested loft of the garage where the M45 was stored . They seem to be the correct lengths for the front springs . I will be having a set made , 100% accuracy may be tricky as these have tecalamite fittings so it brings up the question, Did Lagonda ever fit these when the car was new and if so are these old tattered remains original?

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Barry Brown
Barry Brown
Bedford Mills Ontario Canada
 

Jul 18, 2011 11:08 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Location: Suffolk, UK


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
Hi Barry,

I think these are original, and I suggest that if you have new ones made up you leave out the Tecalamite fittings and instead bind the springs with grease impregnated tape. In the UK this is called Denso tape (http://www.denso.net/index.htm.)

Your nice smart new gaiters then simply cover up the Denso tape and your springs will never need further attention.

Cheers

Colin
 

Jul 19, 2011 11:22 am
h14 Offline
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Registered since: Nov 30, 2008
Location: Chalandray, France


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
Hi Colin, Barry,

Interesting. Were these also original fittings to LG6 & V12? Have had new springs made for the LG6, & the V12's rebuilt, so would like to look after them! No mention of such a fitting in the handbook, & the springs are bare in the photos therein.

Laurence
 

Jul 19, 2011 11:07 pm
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Location: Canada


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
Laurence, Where are you located? There is a company in Cleveland that specializes in gaiters etc. That is who will be making mine. I will post the info or email it to you if you are interested. Could be a bargain the way the US dollar is going! Barry
PS thanks yet again Colin!
Barry Brown
Barry Brown
Bedford Mills Ontario Canada
 

Jul 20, 2011 11:33 am
h14 Offline
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Location: Chalandray, France


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
Barry,
Thanks, have sent pm.
 

Jul 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Peter S30 Offline
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Location: Germany


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
My V12 de Ville has leather rear spring gaiters fitted (see photo), with modern grease nipples (not tecalemit). I also did not find a factory photo with gaiters fitted so I assume it was done by a caring owner or on special order from the factory.

By the way if you found a good supplier for something we are discussing, please give his address or email on the forum in public. I think we can assume he will agree.

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Jul 20, 2011 7:22 pm
h14 Offline
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Registered since: Nov 30, 2008
Location: Chalandray, France


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
Hi Peter

It's just come to me...it's a firm called Wefco, they've got a website so still active.

Laurence
 

Jul 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Location: Suffolk, UK


Subject: Re: Leaf Spring Leather Gaiters
And their products are lovely...

Colin
 

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