Rear springs 1.6 laser

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cahootchey
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Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by cahootchey » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:29 pm

Hello.
The back end of my car looks a bit tired. It has multi leaf springs. Been looking around the spares that are advertised and i have not seen multis for sale. do i convert to singles ? Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by pbar » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:56 pm

I'd stick with the multi leaf, you can get them, this company has them, although expensive so I'd definitely shop around first.

https://www.burtonpower.com/leaf-spring ... r3900.html

Think you can get them here too -

https://britishclassiccarparts.com/coll ... ord?page=3

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Post by stevemarl » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:21 pm

These are reasonably priced, 1/3 of Burtons, and a good make:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KILEN-622000 ... SwO7haGWYn

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by Bod9084 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:40 pm

Hi I have a pairs of spring. I have got single and I think I have a pair of Multileaf -as well

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by pbar » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:30 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:21 pm
These are reasonably priced, 1/3 of Burtons, and a good make:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KILEN-622000 ... SwO7haGWYn
Good one Steve. I used new Kilen coil springs for the fronts and they were spot on, never thought to check for their rear springs too.

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by pbar » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:34 pm

There is an exellent how-to on changing the rear springs from this forums owner, here -

http://www.fordcaprilaser.co.uk/page142.html

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by Toecutter » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:45 pm

I bought new multi leaf springs for my Mk1 here a couple of years ago, if I remember correctly they are are manufactured
by Owen Springs in the UK. Good communication from them too regards questions and double checking measurements etc. They also sent the bushings separate and not installed as I said I was using poly's and did not want to have to remove them so saved hassle there. It may be an option anyhow.

https://britishclassiccarparts.com/search?q=capri

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Re: Rear springs 1.6 laser

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:30 pm

Toecutter wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:45 pm
I bought new multi leaf springs for my Mk1 here a couple of years ago, if I remember correctly they are are manufactured
by Owen Springs in the UK. Good communication from them too regards questions and double checking measurements etc. They also sent the bushings separate and not installed as I said I was using poly's and did not want to have to remove them so saved hassle there. It may be an option anyhow.

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