Rear Suspension, ride height

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#61 Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Post by Gfhug » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 am

Steve, et al, my car on standard springs and Jeremy's on CMC's spring both sit about 8 inch IRS plate to ground and the front and rear wheel arches are the same height and the cars look symmetrical fore/aft. Mine also has renewed front suspension parts and all dimensions were correct.
How does 50EE compare I wonder? And others with their different height IRS compare front to rear?
What is (was back in the day) correct?

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#62 Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Post by mgcjag » Sat May 18, 2019 8:50 am

Hi Mark.....any answer to this yet......Steve
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#63 Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Post by Geoff Green » Sat May 18, 2019 11:27 pm

Concours with rain today. Judging under cover and I managed to get photos of 6 car rear suspension lower arms. One photo shown as all are about the same. Note the cars were without driver or other items like luggage or passenger and I did not check fuel level.

I extended the photo horizontal and axle lines out to obtain an accurate reading with my angle gauge. All were 4.8 to 5.5 with the average 5.2 degrees with the diff end higher than the hub end.
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#64 Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Post by PeterCrespin » Sun May 19, 2019 1:19 am

Geoff Green wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:27 pm
All were 4.8 to 5.5 with the average 5.2 degrees with the diff end higher than the hub end.
As per post 42:

"Had that drawing in mind when I posted Stu. Trouble is, I’ve driven too many miles behind many Es and in my mind’s eye I see only wishbones sloping down by varying degrees."

By the time you see one with horizontal wishbones you're usually looking at a heavily laden car, often a V12 2+2, not your average mid-laden day tripper.
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#65 Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 pm

Ah. Did I not say the drive shafts are horizontal so as to reduce wear on the journals? If not then I meant to.

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