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Re: Exhaust hitting

Subject: Re: Exhaust hitting
From: Bob Howard <>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 08:43:20 -0400
Hi Max,
   I don't know about measuring the spring rate. Chances are that if the
height is non-standard, the rate would be non-standard also. That would
seem to be the case, as the rear end hopped less after the leaf had been

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006 08:57:09 -0700 Max Heim <>
> 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,
> 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

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