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Re: Suspension problem [Re: Richard Wood] #548952
19/12/18 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Have you read the article by Peter Ballard linked above Rob?

Richard, I have now read the article and the details of the other advice in the thread and begin to understand!
It would seem that, as with many other aspects of Morgan ownership, there is no right or wrong way, just different levels of performance or handling as determined by the owner.
For my part I will clean the assembly and have a good look at the set up out of curiosity now but, as I am more than happy with the handling characteristics of my Plus 8 at the moment, I will leave well alone!!


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Re: Suspension problem [Re: IcePack] #548966
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Originally Posted By IcePack
Rob my car came out of the factory new.

Most of them do.


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Re: Suspension problem [Re: BobtheTrain] #548976
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When my car left the factory it was an absolute mess. Unfortunately replacing the springs under warranty to resolve the ground clearance problem made the handling suffer to the point that granny with her shopping trolley could get around corners better.

Fitting the SSL systems resolved all the problems.


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Re: Suspension problem [Re: DeeDee] #549545
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SSL system is the only solution to be able to adjust easlily the spring clearance in the time. With SSL you get a suspension which works in the right way: soft at the beginning of the compression and with a rate increasing after.
Original Morgan setting with a rebound spring in compression has a reverse working offering a harsh comfort on small deflection, opposite at all the other cars.


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Re: Suspension problem [Re: Rob Thornton] #549685
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Originally Posted By Rob Thornton
Originally Posted By Richard Wood
Have you read the article by Peter Ballard linked above Rob?

Richard, I have now read the article and the details of the other advice in the thread and begin to understand!
It would seem that, as with many other aspects of Morgan ownership, there is no right or wrong way, just different levels of performance or handling as determined by the owner.
For my part I will clean the assembly and have a good look at the set up out of curiosity now but, as I am more than happy with the handling characteristics of my Plus 8 at the moment, I will leave well alone!!


I had multiple issues with the SSL on My +8 Bitsa. The SSL is now on My DHC and I quite like it. I also liked it better on My '63 +4-4 Str but not as well as the DHC. I am using the Blue Roadster springs on the +8. I like these better than the Peter Mulberry Thrust Bearing kit with 140 in/lbs. I am getting old and trying to get comfortable and not driving like a looney anymore.


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