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Fiberglas leaf springs MGB [fl, USA]
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palmbeach04 bob kilpatrick
sarasota, FL, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
1959 MG MGA 1600
1959 MG MGA 1600
1962 MG MGB    & more
Seeking mfr of the above-(fiberglas leaf springs)
Flex-A-Form Inc. no longer has phone listing.

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Bruce L. Wiley Bruce Wiley
Vidalia, LA, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Daisy"
Found this on the http://www.flex-form.com/ website.



"It's not ownership, it's a relationship."


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palmbeach04 bob kilpatrick
sarasota, FL, USA   USA
1959 MG MGA
1959 MG MGA 1600
1959 MG MGA 1600
1962 MG MGB    & more
Thanks much

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, DE, USA   USA
I called him today & talked about his springs. I have run this type of spring for over 30 years, that British auto use to sell & there is no way I will run a steel O/E rear leaf spring. I have a 74 C/B GT with a set of the composite springs that has over 250,000 miles on them & my first V8 I built (74.5 GT) that has over 300,000 miles on one set. Car ride is soooo much better!!!

jimac Gold Member Jim Macaulay
Concord Ma., USA   USA
Not intending to hi-jack the thread, but, if the ride improves w/fiberglass leaf springs do they have a deleterious effect on handling?

Thanks, Jim Macaulay

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
It is my understanding that it is important that these springs NOT receive any lateral forces. As stock, our springs have to absorb a lot of that kind of force.

That means that they should be run in combo with some kind of lateral control device...like a pan hard bar...

...or...I may not know what I’m talking about at all..yawning smiley

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, DE, USA   USA
I put a lot of weight in the back of my GT (Rover 3.9 with no intake turned upside down, sitting on the valve covers, oil pan to valve covers) in the back of my GT. I carry a very full tool box & spare parts, jack bag with big hammer & wire wheel wrench. I DRIVE on the hard side! MY Dad use to say (if you wont it broke, give it to Glenn). I have never put a Pan Hard bar on any of my MGs. I have added extra medal patches to the frame on my cars were I can run the 1 inch ft. sway bar & the 7/8 bar in the back. (I like to GO through the turns). I do run a set of (torque arms) to stop the spring wrap, helps locate the rear diff. With this mod it is very very hard to jump me out of the hole, is hard to get 1 tire only to spin.

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, DE, USA   USA
The reason I run the T/arms is, there was a man Tim Mountjoy that had a shop in the D.C. area that had a rear leaf spring break on his race MGB & he did a 360 on the race track @ Atlanta. He SAT ON ME to put the T/arms in my car with the V8 & all the spring wrap. I have seen 3 different MGBs with broken leaf springs. With me pulling a trailer, other British cars & hard driving, I said (I think I should open my eyes). I will not build a V8 MG without this mod.


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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
Good stuff, Glen, but this info will soon get lost over here on BST.


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MT-B Matt T
City, NY, USA   USA
So are these available again?

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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, DE, USA   USA
I talked to the man yesterday & he said there is a 4 week turn around time

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