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by Roger King
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: ride height
Replies: 22
Views: 10239

I eventually got rid of the helper springs by shortening the dampers by about an inch. Roger Corrosion on dampers is only really an issue if the chrome shaft is rusted. The test for dampers, of course, is whether or not they dampen! I have Gaz steel bodies on mine, about 5ish years old now and worki...
by Roger King
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Chassis corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 4610

Hmm.
Slightly worrying - correctly processed powdercoating shouldn't flake off (unless clobbered hard and chipped). It's electrolytically bonded to the metal.

Roger
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: ride height
Replies: 22
Views: 10239

A 'helper' spring is a short coil made of flat steel. It takes up the space if your 'real' springs don't reach both ends of the fitting, i.e. are wound down too far. It merely keeps the main spring in position so it won't fall out of the top mounting at full suspension travel, or when jacking the ca...
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Reference 15" Tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 1847

295s for road use?
Ridiculous...

Roger
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Tonneau cover
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

You can buy the correct punch and base from Woolies.

Fitting shouldn't be too hard - or get Les at Polyfacto to do it for you (ask Gerry).

Roger
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: What do you think of the new forum and changes to the websit
Replies: 12
Views: 6530

The new format is excellent, and much more user-friendly. The only problem from my point of view is that it has exactly the same appearance (literally - colours, the lot) as my favourite US Mustang forum - so I will get confused as to which one I'm on. http://fomoco.phpbbnow.com/viewforum.php?f=2 I ...
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Excellent Video of Roger's 289
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

I'm planning to be there on the Saturday. Very tight on time, as the Mustang's entered for the '07 Euroclassic in Sept, and I haven't got round to fitting the 392 stroker yet, or the front suspension, come to that...

Roger
by Roger King
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: ride height
Replies: 22
Views: 10239

If you are using Gerry's supplied rear springs, you will find they are shorter than the shock adjustment comfortably allows. You can wind them right down to the bottom of the thread and risk them coming loose, or fit some helper springs, obtainable from someone like Merlin Motorsport. If you need to...