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 <email@example.com>
>CC: "Tiger's Den" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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
>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.
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