How to raise the P3 from the front.

How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby kartik » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:50 am

Hi
the front of my rover p3 1948 droops from the front, instead of a straight line it should be in,
is it because of the front coil springs, or are we doing something wrong.

Is there a padding which goes under the front coil springs to raise the car from the front.

Please see this link to see my car
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-war/159515-restoration-1948-rover-p3-75-6-light-saloon-5.html#post3881716

thanks
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Re: How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby Phil - Nottingham » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:21 pm

Nicely done P3 indeed

It is a little low but sometimes excessive camber on the rear can affect the front. It certainly does so on P4's. I am not familiar with P3's just P2/P4/P5 though.

Packers could be fitted as they are in P4's I suppose but the coil springs could be tired

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Re: How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby kartik » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:43 am

Thank you , will have a re look at the front coil springs and see if it makes a difference,
what kind of packers can be used under the springs ?
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Re: How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby jp928 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:21 am

I suspect the rear springs are set too high. Phile suggested excessive camber at the rear - difficult to get camber on a live rear axle isnt it? Lovely piece of work , good to see.
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Re: How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby Phil - Nottingham » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 am

Obviously, :roll: I meant excessive camber of the rear spring ie to much curve
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Re: How to raise the P3 from the front.

Postby jp928 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:50 am

Some Bentleys with heavy bodywork were prone to bending of the rear axle producing negative camber, so they started making the axles with positive camber to compensate, I have read.
Are all the front end suspension bushes in good shape? As I recall these bushes were quite small in diameter - maybe 1/2" ID and 1" OD - and wore quite quickly - too soft?
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