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Re: MGB Leans to the Left

Subject: Re: MGB Leans to the Left
From: Graham McCann <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 09:19:38 +1000
If you have a right hand drive car they lean to the right over time.  It is
caused obviously by the driver's weight, not necessarily balance by a
passenger.  The main source is the rear leaf springs.  Leaf springs have a
great many advantages, especially in a load carrying vehicle but the fact
is that they start to sag from the moment they are fitted and this becomes
obvious when it is greater on one side of the vehicle.  The slight sag
makes very little difference to the performance of the springs when loaded.
  The Midget suffers most from sag as the suspension travel at the rear is
so small.  Thus you get a very hard ride in a Midget since the springs hit
the bump stops from even quite small bumps.

97 MGF


At 12:17 pm 8/6/99 -0700, wrote:
>Hi All-
>My car leans to the left so I did some research on ListQuest and found two
>differing opinions on a leaning MGB.  One viewpoint offered it was from
>"years of a single driver" and another said "it must be accident damage or
>assembly error".  I'm trying to decide how to attack my own problem and
>would be interested in hearing from others who have experienced the same
>thing.  A couple of points come to mind:
>1. Is it a common problem?
>2. Have you owned a car which was in an accident and this occurred?  If so,
>how bad was the accident?
>3. Has anyone with a GT experienced this (more structure, less prone to flex
>over time?)?
>4. What has been done to correct (i.e. axle spacers, body work, etc.)?
>'72 MGB Roadster
>PS Anyone going to the Chico British Car meet on 6/20 who has a good decklid
>or front valance for sale?
Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
Phone/Fax: +61 2 62889055

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