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chinkamon

Capri rear leaf spring

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chinkamon    34

hey

 

so the springs on my mk1 are as slack as a 90 year old pair of boobs, was thinking about what to replace it with an I see Capri single leaf springs are a popular choice. 

however I read somewhere that there's a fair bit of adaption needed? is that correct or do they fit as they are??

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colr6    1,242
23 minutes ago, chinkamon said:

hey

 

so the springs on my mk1 are as slack as a 90 year old pair of boobs, was thinking about what to replace it with an I see Capri single leaf springs are a popular choice. 

however I read somewhere that there's a fair bit of adaption needed? is that correct or do they fit as they are??

I should be able to tell you shortly as mine have just arrived, on first looking you may have to use the Capri rear shackle as the size or the rear eye is considerably larger. As for the axle location pin believe to be in the same position. One mod I did to mine was to re-drill this 11/2 further back to centralise the wheel in the w/ arch. Got mine 2.8 from a local factor for £70 + vat.

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Kenbex522    10

I just bought uprated Gartrac de cambered springs for mk1 Escort for my Corsair (Mk1 Cortina in drag). Just had to drill out the rear bush and they fitted straight on without moving pins or owt. Axle sits central in arch.

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chinkamon    34

love corsair! my missus first car was a corsair 

yours looks lovely 

when u say u had to drill it out.. u mean just to elongate the hole or to replace the bush with a different one??

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chinkamon    34
On 25/07/2017 at 17:56, colr6 said:

I should be able to tell you shortly as mine have just arrived, 

any news yet col

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colr6    1,242

Not yet, been busy since I got them. Usually the case when you want to do something.

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Kenbex522    10
On 7/26/2017 at 16:51, chinkamon said:

love corsair! my missus first car was a corsair 

yours looks lovely 

when u say u had to drill it out.. u mean just to elongate the hole or to replace the bush with a different one??

It depends on what shackles you are using. The spring itself (as from Gartrac) cames with a rear bush that has a 3/8" dia hole. My spring shackles are Capri ones that have a 11mm bolt. I think the original Corsair/cortina maybe also 3/8". Its enlarge not elongate by the way :wink: 

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chinkamon    34
7 minutes ago, Kenbex522 said:

 Its enlarge not elongate by the way :wink: 

depends how good ur drill bit is haha 

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nosher 64    108

I fitted them to my mk2 Cortina, I had to enlarge the axle locating pin hole slightly and they bolted straight on.

 

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