View Full Version : Tailwheel Spring Re-Arching

06-14-2007, 10:38 AM
Anyone here had tail springs re-arched, was happy with the result, and can offer a name of someone who does this stuff?

Passing this along from someone else. My preference would be to go new, but do the re-arched springs hold their arch as well as new??


jay cross
06-14-2007, 01:46 PM
Look for a spring shop in your area. If you get an old blacksmiths book it will explain how to do it yourself.

06-14-2007, 07:27 PM
He found out a whole new set of springs was $100, and decided to buy new.



06-14-2007, 08:31 PM
I had mine re-arched every year by the local spring shop for $12.00.
At least on Pacers they need it to keep the tailwheel from shimmying.
Even the brand new ones from univair need a little more arch.
New vs re-arched, made no differance.

Steve Pierce
06-15-2007, 06:42 AM
My Dad had a local spring shop re-arch his and hasn't had to redo it. He did put a little more arch in it. I found a letter once from Univair admitting their Pacer springs didn't have enough arch but they didn't want to change it do to paperwork.