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Final question on rear springs

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Subject: Final question on rear springs
From: "Steve Shoyer" <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 10:59:43 -0400
After much delay, the rear springs are finally on the car.  One side looks 
fine, but on the other side the ridge on the spring locating plate won't quite 
line up to sit flush on the axle.  It's too far forward by about 1/8", but my 
usual techniques (pry bar, hammer, swearing) aren't moving it into place.  If I 
put the car back on the ground and drive it around the driveway, will that 
help, or is it just a bad idea?  It seems like the weight of the car would 
cause the axle and plate to move away fom each other, rather than pushing them 

Thanks - my 8-year-old daughter wants to help me bleed the brakes, so I'm close 
to actually driving soon.

--Steve (1980 MGB)

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