Escort Spring Shackles

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Escort Spring Shackles

Postby Hot_Protein » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi there,

Can anyone tell me if Escort Mk1, Mk2 spring shackles will be suitable for a Mk3 Capri?

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Re: Escort Spring Shackles

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Dave,
From memory, I think the escort shackles are slightly narrower than the Capri ones as, I believe, the springs for the Escort are a different width. Whether or not they can be wangled to fit, I don't know.
However, I'm sure Martin at Caprigear or The Capri Club will be able to supply the correct items that will fit perfectly.

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Re: Escort Spring Shackles

Postby Hot_Protein » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:05 pm

Thanks for your reply. The ones I saw were from motorsport tools and they are £23 but the capri ones from cci are £70 or something like that. Very pricy. Can martin get new ones cheaper?

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Re: Escort Spring Shackles

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:58 am

Hot_Protein wrote: Can martin get new ones cheaper?

I don't know, but a few years ago I bought some used powdercoated shackles off Martin that were in better condition than when new.
They were much cheaper than new ones too!

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The shackles with new nuts added look great!

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Re: Escort Spring Shackles

Postby Hot_Protein » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:51 am

Cool thanks I'll ask if he has some.