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Re: Exhaust hitting

Subject: Re: Exhaust hitting
From: Bob Howard <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:15:24 -0400
  Replacement rear springs for my GT ( this was 4-5 years ago -- may not
be valid today )   raised it too high. I considered lowering blocks but
was put off by what seemed high expense for simple chunks of aluminium. 
Asked a spring shop about de-arching.  The owner said that he had seen a
number of MGB rear springs that were too high when new. He suggested
removing the 12" leaf ( second leaf) for a year or two, letting the
springs settle, then reinstalling it if/when the others flattened too
much.  Easy to do, and free.  It's worked well for me, and the car is
still a bit higher than we would like it to be. 
  It's a cost-free way to experiment with height. 

On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:28:11 -0600 "Councill, David"
<> writes:
> Exactly. Thus the need and supply of lowering kits to put the car 
> back
> level again. Which is what I had to do with my 72B after I replaced 
> the
> rear springs.
> David Councill
> 67 BGT
> 72 B
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Max Heim
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:48 AM
> To: MG List
> Subject: Re: Exhaust hitting
> By all accounts (including my experience), the replacement rear 
> springs
> that
> are currently available will raise your car almost an inch. So that
> would be
> my first try.
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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