I understand your need to feel like you are an "EXPERT" on all things Spitfire.
But in this case, your posts are counter-productive!
I for one will not be posting any more messages on this subject because it has
become laughable. Just as laughable as your assertion that a spring
can be cut with a torch and not have heat travel down the length of the spring.
The next time you cut a spring while holding it with your bare hands, let me
know in advance. I will spend the money to come over there and SEE
Nolan Penney wrote:
> Since there is a shock absorber in the center of the coil spring on a
>Spitfire, there really is no danger of the spring popping out. :-)
> Yes, you can have a problem with a spring rubbing against the shock. This
>isn't normally a problem with a torch cut spring as the base flattens nicely
>due to the loss of temper. But in any case, one can flatten the bottom with a
>grinder or a torch. You could even do what Charlie described, using a torch
>to heat the end and then bending it flat with pliers.
> I am sorry to hear you're posing legitimate questions while not wanting to
> >>> Joe Curry <firstname.lastname@example.org> 02/13/02 01:35PM >>>
> The Spitfire doesn't have a stepped perch. They are flat on either end. ANd
>while you might get away with putting a cut spring that has not been flattened
>on a Spitfire perch, it will not set right in the perch and most likely will
>pop out in the center of the coils instead of being centered around the shock.
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