Up through the balkans and back home to the UK. If a spring has any of these features don't accept it. I am told that there are loads on the market an so its not worth making good ones as they cant compete. I think I will call moss technical if there is one, and ask about warranty if I buy them and they dont last. I'm using standard rubber ones I don't recall if it was mentioned above, but if you install a spring backwards it will be painfully obvious. On the leaf retainers, the side from the axle mounting pad which had those retainers spaced further apart, I placed facing the rear shackles, while the retainers spaced closely, I faced towards the front spring bracket.
Austin Healey Sprite MG Midget Leaf Springs | Victoria British Ltd.
No, it wasn't just Moss. I said in my earlier post that stiffer front springs will make the rear droop, standing still, but now I am not so sure about it and am filled with doubt. This unloaded the spring, and it was then pretty easy to undo the rear bracket and front hanger and drop the spring out. Whatever the gearbox weight difference is, since it is about at the car CG in the horizontal plane, the rear will see half the difference, and each rear spring will see half of that. The springs are second hand
MG Midget Rear Suspension
Description: I undid the nuts on the U-bolts first, and was then able to jack the axle up off of the spring and support it with another jackstand. Anyway back to point. Rebuilding the spring was a bit of work, but it was considerably cheaper than buying new at least here in the US , and even though new Springs from Moss are apparently better than they used to be, I decided I'd rather rebuild than replace. I went from breakers yards, to inventive repairs, -- AKA bodge and make do: