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Re: Rear Spring Weight

To: Barney Gaylord <>
Subject: Re: Rear Spring Weight
From: Susan and John Roper <>
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1999 21:14:26 -0600
Barney, I accomplished it several years ago on a CB B by removing two or three
of the small leaves on each side.  The car, one awesome handler, is gone, now a
vintage racer, but the spring parts are still ballast on my shop fan.  The hot
setup on a B is less rear spring, more front spring, more negative camber
front, and bigger bar front.  On the B a rear bar made the car kind of tail
happy and quite sudden.  I did not invent most of this.  Credit Ron Gammons of
Brown and Gammons, one of the world's real B experts. When you get'em balanced,
there's nothing like it.  John

Barney Gaylord wrote:

> At 12:31 PM 1/1/99 EST, wrote:
> ><<His advice, proven to work, was to soften the rear suspension, not add
> to the spring rate.>>
> >
> >This is exactly right, Jim, but I have given up on trying to convince
> people with As and Bs and just watch them riding high and bouncing around
> on too stiff rear springs. Now the front end is a different kettle of
> smelt......
> Boy, I don't need any convincing!  I have the front end of my MGA hooked up
> with a 3/4" sway bar mounted very tightly in all urethane bushings for the
> stiffest action possible, and the stock rear springs are still way too
> stiff and still lift a wheel in hard tight turns.  Anyone have a lead on
> lower rate rear leaf springs?
> Barney Gaylord
> 1958 MGA with an attitude

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