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Old 21st January 2019, 17:31
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Shocks fitted with the bottom of the Spring seat locking nuts at 1" from bottom of the threads it all seemed a bit close and didn't leave much room for movement.




So back in the garage and lifted by 1/2" to 1 1/2" inches




Looked better but it was getting dark and it still seemed a bit low, so back into garage and raised to 2" inches



Now given that the springs are likely to settle a little over time, i'll leave it at this for the moment.

Took it for a quick blast down the road and back and it really does feel a lot better on the rough roads around here!
I'll have to take it further the next time it's dry, but happy for now!
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Definitely looks better in the second photo.
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Quick update, another year another MOT pass with no warnings!
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And after 5 years and lots of fun i have finally sold the Miglia and i hope that the new owner (Paul) has as much fun with it as i did!



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Congrats on the sale, I'm sure Paul will enjoy it as well.
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WELL DONE ... So what's next ?
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Dave – Congratulations/commiserations on selling your car.

I hope you got a good price free from German interference.
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....Additionally to that and with the help of the nice chaps at Merlin Motorsport and the Triumph Owners Club forum, I've been doing a bit of research into the Vitesse Suspension as I'm not happy with how mine is sitting at the front and my local MOT men don't like chopped springs!

Here's an interesting read (with embedded charts) for anyone looking at altering their front suspension that shows you what std springs were fitted and advise for after-market spring rates:

http://club.triumph.org.uk/cgi-bin/f...?m-1294420747/

That shows us is the front spring rates and that the OEM ones are 2 3/4" internal diameter.

Now interestingly.... if you buy the height adjustable GAZ shocks from mssr's Rimmer, those were custom made for Rimmers with a 2 3/4" spring seat so you could fit the std springs!
I know this as the nice man at Merlin Motorsports rang them and asked for me

But... most after-market lowering springs, including the ones i'd bought previously specifically for the Vitesse (although i can't remember where from) are 2 1/2" Internal Diameter!

So, If you alter the spring seats down to 2 1/2" (not too hard i've found!), or buy some 2 1/2" spring seats for your shocks then suddenly the world is your lobster!!

And if you talk to the nice man at Merlin, you can opt for just about any length and rate of 2 1/2" spring that you'd ever want and for not a lot of money at all!!

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s...ilover-springs

After my reading and measuring i have now ordered some 2 1/2" x 8" x 325lbs springs and we shall see what we shall see
Hi,

I need to ask a question please? This is a quote from Dave Cymry's Miglia blog (I hope Dave that you still look at this forum now and then).

I will buy/part exchange the bottom spring seats, but I'm not sure what is the solution for the top plates that are on the original shocks, as they are used with the GAZ absorbers to fix them to the chassis.

Did you modify the original top spring plates in any way to fit the smaller diameter spring?

I know that I could buy springs from Rimmers, but they are longer and stiffer than the ones I would like to buy, and I would prefer not to cut the springs down.

Cheers, D.
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