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Re: MGB Leans to the Left

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Subject: Re: MGB Leans to the Left
From: "craig wiper" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 16:28:01 -0700
My early '74B has always had a slight left cant to it. I once measured from
the ground to the top inside wheel well rims on both sides and found that it
sat about an inch lower on the left side. Of course, I don't notice it
unless I'm looking at it from the rear. And, I know it's not from saggy
suspension as I've replaced both back and front suspension parts over the

Craig Wiper
early '74B
'72 GT parts car

----- Original Message -----
From: Max Heim <>
To: MG List <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: MGB Leans to the Left

> FWIW, based on no experience whatsoever, I suppose if you thought it was
> due to "years of a single driver", you could swap front and rear springs
> side-for-side. If it still leaned the same way after that, you'd have to
> start looking for damage...
> had this to say:
> >Hi All-
> >
> >My car leans to the left so I did some research on ListQuest and found
> >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
> >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
> >how bad was the accident?
> >3. Has anyone with a GT experienced this (more structure, less prone to
> >over time?)?
> >4. What has been done to correct (i.e. axle spacers, body work, etc.)?
> >
> >Matt
> >'72 MGB Roadster
> >
> >PS Anyone going to the Chico British Car meet on 6/20 who has a good
> >or front valance for sale?
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> Runs great,
> looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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