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Re: ride height cure

To: SLaifman@socal.rr.com, wittsend@jps.net
Subject: Re: ride height cure
From: "stan gorski" <thorlp@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 17:29:09 -0400
Another fix is to go to coil spring specialties and have them make a pair of 
coils exactly to your specifications.  Stan in Sarasota

>From: Steve Laifman <SLaifman@socal.rr.com>
>Reply-To: Steve Laifman <SLaifman@socal.rr.com>
>To: Tom Witt <wittsend@jps.net>
>CC: "Tiger's Den" <tigers@autox.team.net>
>Subject: ride height cure
>Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 11:00:38 -0700
>Been thinking about your latest issue, ride height, and think I have a 
>procedure to "cure" it.  I believe I have a "Modest Proposal", per Tom 
>Swift (maybe a first name relative?)
>1) Park car on flat, level driveway, with verification by bubble, laser, or 
>theodolite instrument.
>2) Measure the distance from the center of the wheel to the ground.  If 
>these are not all the same, I think we have found your problem. Buy a full 
>set of wheels and tires that are the same.  THEN:
>3) Place bucket(s) of sand on the floorboards closest to the highest fender 
>top above the wheel center, regardless of which corner it is in.  Verify 
>the order of highest to lowest fender top has not change,  If it has, you 
>have other problems,
>4) Repeat step 3 on the current highest fender top. Use additional buckets 
>if need to hold more sand.
>5) Continue until every the originally lowest fender top, without weight 
>addition, is even with the other 3.
>6) If the height of the final level car is NOT that height you adjusted the 
>first highest wheel to, then other things have shifted, and the drill must 
>continue until step 5 level is reached.  If the order of height unequalness 
>has changed, you have other things moving that need care before this 
>procedure will work.
>7) If the car is now level, then you are almost finished.
>8) Make a chalk mark on the carpet where each bucket sits.  Sequentially 
>remove and weigh bucket, or bolt it ot the floor with a sturdily attached 
>lid.  An alternate is a machined lead disk of measured bucket/sand weight 
>bolted to center of chalk circle.
>9) Continue for all buckets.
>10) Congratulations! You know are the ONLY owner of a Sunbeam Tiger who  
>has an even ride height and is pleased with what  that height is.  Worthy 
>of a pictorial article.
>Steve Laifman

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