[Healeys] Ride height, continued

Tom Felts tomfelts at windstream.net
Fri Jan 3 06:39:50 MST 2020

Interesting conversation.  I too---for a very short time---worried over the height on one of my cars--my 66 E-Type.  She sits 1/2" lower on one side than the other.  To remedy that I'd have to pull the torsion bars and re-situate then would have to tweek it a few more times to get it right.  that is a BEAR job to do.    Then, I really started looking at it and decided that I couldn't tell when I looked at it and no one has ever said a word about it.  So-----she still sits 1/2" lower on one side and no one (except those of you who read this:) knows---and I don't fret over it any longer.tom
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From: i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com>
To: Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com>
Cc: Austin Healey <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:36:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Ride height, continued

MichaelMany of us overthink and obsess over things that mzy not be an issue, but we want working or looking right. I spent a month working on a stuck open water valve, i may never shut off, but wanted it working. I now open and close it regularly to keep it from seizing again. Nothing to get over if we have the means and ability to fix it.

Ira Erbs
1959 Austin Healey BN4
1967 MGB
On Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 9:20 AM Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com> wrote:
I am just back from measuring and the car is in fact low on the left both back AND front (as many of you predicted) by between 3/8" to 1/2" (+/- 1/16").The actual ground clearance measurements from the concrete floor to the points of intersection of the transverse cross-members and the chassis rails--within the tolerances of a 4' spirit level and a steel tape--are:Front left: 6-1/8" . Front right: 6-5/8"Rear left: 7-0" Rear right: 7-3/8"I don't know the source of the fore and aft rake but I really cannot notice it and in any case it does not bother me. The lean to the left does disturb me esthetically, and btw it is probably a bit greater when I am on board. However, given the tolerances of parts for our cars, etc. I wonder if it is worth doing anything or, in the words of Mick Mulvaney, should I just get over it?

Best--Michael Oritt

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