[Spridgets] Projects update

Linda Grunthaner grunthaner at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 04:31:07 MST 2012

Mark what are offset rear springs?
Also being Pinky (my 62 Sprite) leans a bit on one side I am thinking of
buying new rear springs anyone have a preference as to who to get them
from? Peter C. do you stock them?
Several years ago at Carlisle Frank pointed out a set of leaves and said to
put them in my spring set which I bought and still sit on the shelf. I was
thinking if I take the springs apart I may as well just replace them
because you know once you start to take something apart you break lots of
stuff.........don't ask me how I know that........wink.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 7:57 PM, Dean Hedin <dlh2001 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I know the panhard rod is intended to provide better handling, but
> in the Bugeye's case I'm more interested in extending the life of the rear
> springs.
> I've had to replace a rear spring that had several leafs broken.
> I'm sure that age had something to do with it, but I think the side to side
> sway does not help any.
> I presume ride quality is not much affected with the panhard rod?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net
> [mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Mark Haynes
> Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Projects update
> This was my thinking when I put the WC panhard rod on the MKII, since I was
> intending on racing it, and didn't want to flare the rears too much
> (vintage
> rules and all that).
> What I've found (in my limited use so far) is that it does reduce the sway
> side to side of the rear axle which translates into a reduced oversteer.
> That
> being said, I also have a stock front swaybar and offset rear springs on
> the
> MKII as well.
> The upshot is that it has a much more neutral feel on entry, with the same
> type of cornering speed and similar handling. It does, however FEEL like it
> reaches the limit earlier than the BE, but I have no data to corroborate
> that.
> Wheel spacers are next on the MKII to balance the fender clearances, then a
> new layshaft and bearings and its all cool.
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