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Re: Exhaust hitting

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Subject: Re: Exhaust hitting
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:57:09 -0700
Interesting. I would think that would change the spring rate, however, when
all we want to do is change the spring height.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 8/17/06 4:15 AM, Bob Howard at wrote:

>   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.
> Bob
> 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.

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