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Re: Rear wheel steering

To: Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Rear wheel steering
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:38:09 -0600
Cc: Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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The three times I had twitchy ass, was in the 65's. First time was loose "U"
bolts on the axle and leaf springs. Then second time was a busted spring,
which you eliminated. The last was a bias ply on one side, and a radial on
the other.
If it's none of these, than I can't help you............
But I tried!!!


On 2/6/06, Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net> wrote:
> I am baffled.
> 69 Midget with everything new on the suspension except maybe the 1/2
> leaf springs.
> Let off the gas and the rear end twitches like it has a busted leaf
> spring.
> Under very careful examination, there is no broken leafs. Infact, the
> springs are very nice and may have even been new with all the other
> parts that came on this car. New but up to 20 years old but never
> driven. It now has 30 miles on it.
> Bushings are new looking, as are the bolts but it has been sprayed black
> at one time and then I shot it all with undercoating.
> It also has a Wheel Wright tube shock conversion.
> This setup looks like a who designed it and ran setup. I don't like it
> one bit. I can see where the top of the tube shox are not fully home in
> the mount, they can twist in the hole where the lever shox mount.
> Do you think this is the cause?
> Remember, this is the Midget where the PO redesigned just about every
> part and system on the car, none of which he thought thru and ALL of it
> had to be put back to right.
> If anyone has a rear tube shock setup, could you please look under there
> at the top of the shock and tell me if there is a spacer or something to
> keep the shock from twisting.
> And if you do have this, does your shock head hit the mount?
> You know, designed by someone who never really tried it.
> --
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ

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