TR2/3/3A/3B & 4 s had the spacer, but I think that it was discontinued
with the re design of the TR4A front suspension. I seem to recollect
reading in the tuning manual that you don't need them for a 4A. The UK
Moss parts maunal does not show them on the TR4A suspension, but does
for the earlier cars.
I'm using the same springs on my 2 (and I have them on the 4) and
definitely have to use the spacers.
Brian Johnson (UK)
1963 TR4 AFP 503A (UK) / IZS 733(USA) - CT27216-L (now not L but O )
1954 TR2 46 BHX TS554-O UK Car in pieces
1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLI - Eurobox but it goes !
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Tony Rhodes wrote:
> I am about to replace the springs on my TR4A with the Moss "blue"
> mild comp springs. On the front, the Moss catalog and the factory manual
> seem to show a spacer to go on top of the spring in the shock tower.
> Do I need to have one of these on a TR4A. My infinitely trusted and (truely)
> all knowing mechanic says that I don't need one on a 4A, but I wonder why
> the Moss catalog and the factory manual SEEM to indicate that one is needed.
> I can't use my current suspension to judge because it has been extensively
> messed-with to lower it and firm it up for raqcing. It is much too harsh
> for my tastes, but I can not trust it on originality grounds. E.G. there ARE
> some packing pieces on the REAR with rather short srings. Particularly nasty
> ride in the rear!
> CTC64342L (ex-racer)
> CTC73336L (in a million pieces)(less rusty every day)