Pics show rusty original parts, but the orientation of the spring is correct. The straight end of the spring goes through the hole so the straight part is behind the plate. The hook end is slid through the oval hole in the ring from the outside.
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Yes, springs are available from all the usual sources. I got my set from LMC.
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