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Re: [Spridgets] 1/4 elliptic to semi-elliptic comparison

To: "'Frank Clarici'" <spritenut@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] 1/4 elliptic to semi-elliptic comparison
From: "Bud Osbourne" <abcoz@hky.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:08:25 -0400
I suspect that, like myself, you are one of the "iron-butt" guys, and
love to just get in 'em and DRIVE for multiple hours at a stretch.  I
guess the only way I'm ever going to know, for sure, is to just get the
thing finished and on the road.
I've had this Mk I for longer than I care to admit (way more than 20
years), and it's never been close to road-worthy.  One of my Triumph
club buddies (of my local MG, Porsche 356 and Triumph clubs, the only
guys that drive these cars like they were meant to be driven are a
handful of guys from the Triumph club) has been agitating me about
getting that Mk I finished and on the road in time for our next Watkins
Glen trip (all back roads, and very spirited driving).  Seems that his
first Brit car was a Mk I Midget he bought out of a junkyard........
Anyway, he's finally gotten through to me, and I've decided to really
get after that Mk I, and get it done for next summer.
Bud Osbourne 
-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Clarici [mailto:spritenut@comcast.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 6:31 PM
To: Bud Osbourne
Cc: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] 1/4 elliptic to semi-elliptic comparison

1/4s are harsher than 1/2s.
I have a water line trench (paved over but still a rut) on my street.
I have been crossing that rut for many years everytime I drive a Sprite.
PIECES (1/2s) would hardly bounce but the 58 hits much harder.
My Speedwell with comp 1/4s has to go around the trench or I will pop 
out of the seat.
I have driven a few 1/2 leaf cars over the same rut, they do better.
Of course this is just my "seat of the pants" observations ;)

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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