[Mgs] Ride height

Robert's New iPad mgbobh at gmail.com
Mon May 3 06:04:17 MDT 2021

     Yes, the springs do sag over time, the leaf springs more visibly sagging than the front coils.  
     Some years back, my GT’s rear springs were too sagged to tolerate. I bought new, from the large supplier in California.  The car was raised, not unlike the off-road cars one sees.  At a spring rebuild shop, one that had not dealt with little car springs in years, the owner, who was a former MGB owner, advised me to remove the bottom leaf, about four inches long, and the second leaf, possibly 12-14 inches.  I did, but the rear was still up.  He then told me that front coils sag too. I installed new front springs and finally got the ride height about right.
     This discussion causes me to think I should go measure all the corners again.  It has been many years and many miles.

> On May 3, 2021, at 7:53 AM, <h.duinhoven at planet.nl> <h.duinhoven at planet.nl> wrote:
> Thanks Paul,
> Do springs (leaf springs especially) tend to sag is decades?
> Hans
> Van: PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> 
> Verzonden: maandag 3 mei 2021 12:42
> Aan: h.duinhoven at planet.nl; mgs at autox.team.net
> Onderwerp: Re: [Mgs] Ride height
> Have a look at http://www.mgb-stuff.org.uk/suspensiontext.htm#height
> CB is  typically around 14-14.5" from the centre of the wheel hub to the underside of the bright trim strip.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Is there info about the ride height of an MK2 1971 MGB GT?
> What distance is the centre of each wheel to the top of the wheel arch?
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