Thanks for the lead to JEGS, guys.
Since it's still being built, I'm just guessing at the 40%, but yeah,
the engine's in the rear, battery in the rear, no radiator, bumpers, or
fenders, bonnet replaced with a lighter one from a MG Magnette ZA, . .
. it's easier to see than to explain:
Anybody know the RATE and FREE LENGTH of stock coils in the '80
And I got the xyz bit (related to angle of the coils), but are the x
and y measured from the end of the lower A-arm (where the coil sits) or
from the center of the tire's contact patch? If it's the latter, using
wheel adapters will make any spring seem "softer."
M D "Doc" Nugent - www.carcentric.com
----- Original Message ----
From: Jim Muller <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 3:37:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Spits] Softer than stock front springs
. . . Wow! How does one reduce the front weight by 40%? Install a 2-
cylinder engine?? Cut the Spitfire engine in half, factor in the
lightened frame, suspension, and brakes, move the battery to the
trunk, remove the alternator, lights, horn...
'80 Spitfire, '70 GT6+
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