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Re: Leveling Cars

To: (David Deutsch)
Subject: Re: Leveling Cars
From: Graham McCann <>
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 1997 09:27:10 +1100
At 02:53 pm 4/1/97 -0800, David Deutsch wrote:
>You wrote: 
>>On Sat, 4 Jan 1997, James  wrote:
>>> I've noticed that my 77B droops a little bit on the drivers side.  
>>> much, it's only about 3/4 inch lower than the passenger side, but 
>it's damn
>>> annoying and just glares out at me every time I look at it now.  My
>>> question is...what steps do I take in order to correct this problem. 
> I've
>>> never gotten into any suspension work before so any help would be
>>> appreciated.
>>You must not have been on the list when I explained the cause of this 
>>problem.  MG's came from the factory with 3/4 inch larger tires on the 
>>driver's side.  In that way, when the extra weight of the driver 
>>the driver's side to sag, the car would be level.  Some previous owner 
>>has mistakenly put the same size tires all round.
>>   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
>>                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
>>        (802) 656-8910
>Come on Ray you know the solution is to let some air out of passenger's 
>side tires or simply switch car to Right Hand Drive. All the other guys 
>are having this poor guy changing the worn springs and bushings. That 
>will work also but isn't anywhere near as interesting. Safety Fast, 
>David Deutsch 

I have a LHD 1978 MGB converted to RHD and I have a pristine driver's seat
and a driver's door which shuts beautifully.  The passenger's side is,
however, a bit tatty!!  One task which had to be done was to rewire the
seat belt warning sensors.  The other task was to throw the US spec engine
away.  The car is nice and level though.

regards from where it is hot and dry,

Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
06 2889055

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