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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3035 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

How much clearance ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 13, 2012 12:28PM

Tire to inner lip on f-glass rear 1/4 panel,(Huffaker on Jensen Healey) ? In 5" of total wheel travel, tire/wheel will arc fore/aft 5/16". How much, compressed rubber bushing,(2) per semi trailing arm x 1.5" od., deflection should I allow for ? I don't want to catch the tire on front, rear or middle of wheel opening on 1/4 panel,"disastorus" ! This is I.R.S., so static negative camber will help tire to clear inner lip at center of wheel opening. Tire is 25.7" dia. and 12.25" overall width. I might not need to "mini tub", but mearly trim/relocate the shock tower, in center of inner wheel well. Onward, roverman.

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