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  • JK Mazgaj25 June 2019

    Thanks all for your contributions. Looks like there is no real advantage to my present set-up and anticipated use.

  • Art Pearse25 June 2019

    This one looks better from a design perspective.
    I wonder if it retracts enough for a non ventilated disc and totally worn pads! (MGA)

  • William Revit25 June 2019

    All good Paul-thanks for the info
    I wonder how the Elantra shocks would go, the measurements are good ,but-?

    I really like Blisters - lol
    I used to run them all round my midget,the fronts were mounted inboard operated with rockers and a 5th whopper big one from the floor up to the top of the diff housing to control axle tramp ,it worked a treat without binding eveything up

  • Jonathan Severn25 June 2019

    Just searched Google images for Triumph Spitfire wheel tuck:

    www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&channel=trow&biw=1920&bih=938&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=DQsSXZH5ENGua63BvfAE&q=triumph+spitfire+wheel+tuck&oq=triumph+spitfire+wheel+tuck&gs_l=img.3...265109.265865..267101...0.0..0.170.357.2j2......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i24.5vGiGt0yZO8

    Enjoy ;-)

  • Paul Walbran25 June 2019

    Ian, good info on your setup thanks.
    Willy, we had the VW shocks on at one stage, dims right but rate too harsh. The suspension shop guys said that have different bump/rebound characteristics due to using torsion bars. I gave up trying to get that, but they were horrible to ride and made the car twitchy on the track.
    We are now using Bilstein 46-0296, has 140+ mm stroke iirc, and...

  • Paul Walbran25 June 2019

    Guy, I have been assuming the std droop, limited by the check straps, is the baseline for all this. Rear wheel lift usually doesn't occur unless the rear springs are harder than normal. There is a wonderful period road test comparison between Spitfire and Midget showing great photos of both cars at their limits! And the Spitfire showing what wheel lift really is. :-)

  • Richard Knight25 June 2019

    John,

    I was looking through the event photos of the MG Car Club Abingdon open day on Facebook and it too had very few older MG's photographed at the event. Looks like newer MG's are coming to the fore in car club too.

    Richard

  • GuyW25 June 2019

    Graeme, I don't think that is strictly true.
    When I first fitted shocks to my car I just bought some mini front ones off e-bay. I don't remember the brand. After about 15 years of use the shrouds began rusting and looked pretty scruffy so I bought another cheap mini set, only to find that they bottomed out. I then bought some Monroe branded ones, still fairly cheap as I recall and they had a l...

  • G Evans25 June 2019

    Paul
    Something in my memory bank says to ask did you have the engine right way up when you set the timing?

    Graeme

  • P Hicks25 June 2019

    Hi Ray, yes I have counted and recounted the thirteen and fifteen links many times. The engine is out on an engine stand so it is an easy check.thanks
    Paul

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