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Re: Turner Coil springs

Posted by on December 11, 2008 at 04:18:40:

In Reply to: Re: Turner Coil springs posted by Andrew on December 09, 2008 at 02:03:28:

Thanks- At the moment it would be a case of very thick spacers [more than 30mm] rather than washers. So there is something fundamentally wrong. I need to solve this first. But your advice is appreciated so far as fine adjustment is concerned.

Ron Palgrave

: If you want to lower the ride height the easiest way is to put packing washers between the spring seat and the chassis using longer high tension bolts. You could then play with the ride height and see what you prefer without causing any irreparable change.

: : Whoa ! The new and old springs are both 9.4 , so it seems I have the correct ones ! Interesting!!!

: : Ron Palgrave
: : :
: : When I measured my original springs they were exactly as the Haynes Midget service manual listed the Mk1 sprite should be. That is 9.4inch free length. They had been off the car for about 10 years so had had lots of time to get back to their original length.
: : : The Later (Mk111 sprite) is listed as 9.59inch and the 1500cc sprite 9.85inch.
: : : I was not able to confirm spring rate but it is said to be 271lbf/in for all 3.

: : : : In re-building my basket case Turner, I suspected that the front coils springs were too long or stiff and not even original.[Car sits too high at front] So I bought a set of new Sprite Mk1 springs but find them to give the same problem.
: : : : Can anyone give me a reference point from their car; spring free length, spring coil diameter and number of coils.

: : : : Ron Palgrave

: : : : Ron Palgrave

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