Paul, They did not come from Moss or VB. Perhaps it would be better if they
had. The part number Charles got was CHA129.
This is curious as there are 3 possibilities of spring part
numbers for early, mid, and late Spridgets. (2A4214, CHA129, and CHA570 in
chronological order) They all are less than 10" according to data published
in the Bentley version of the factory specs. Yet the springs that Charles
got are 10.5". These springs have been purchased by many others with no
complaints, and all of the shelf stock are 10.5". Several possible reasons
could be at work.
a) The dimensions as published by Bentley are incorrect and he
needs a different part number.
b) The manufacturer of the spring (UK) has them mis-labeled, and
there are quite a few raised-nosed Spridgets running around.
Charles and I would like to know some actual, real dimensions from
new or nearly new springs. All three versions would be helpful. I guess I
am suspicious of the Bentley information AND the spring makers' info. Any
help is appreciated.
Thanks for your help. Peter C
At 07:14 AM 11/30/2000, you wrote:
>Sounds like you have an RB Midget springs
>You must have ordered them from M*** or V*** :-)
>They seem to like to send whatever they have regardless
>of what you order. (Sorry Kelvin!)
>Paul Tegler email@example.com www.teglerizer.com
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Charles Markham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 11:09 PM
>Subject: 1966 Midget Springs...
>Hi all, Maybe you can help with a question about the front springs on my
>MG. I received my new ones and they appear to be about an inch longer than the
>old ones. I tried installing them and they do not seem to fit well. The front
>end seems to be "sprung" upwards and very tight. Anyone else encounter this?
>Old Spring= 9.5 inches. New Spring=10.5 inches (green stripe on spring)
> Charles Markham
> 1966 MG Midget 1098cc