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I've just adjusted the rear brakes on the Bond and found that the spring was broken so I need to know which rear spring

 

was fitted to Equipe GT4s 1968 1300 .Herald,Spitfire or something else??

 

                                             Ray

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I would think Herald 13/60 if it's a 68?

 

If you want to uprate for better handling go for one of the Canley Herald Swing spring conversions with the Thicker front Anti-roll bar?

 

Or even better if you can find one a Courier rear spring  ;)  

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I'm assuming that the courier spring is stiffer hence better handling .would estate car be similar?Swing spring conversion is a little expensive

             Is there in existence a chart of small chassis spring rates ?

                                      Ray

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According to the Spec sheet I've got from an old Courier Article the Courier Spring is rated at 552 lbs/Inch with 8 leaves at 0.313" thick, the Estate is 7 leaves same thickness but a 510 lbs/Inch rating. 

 

A standard Herald Saloon spring is 11 Leaves of 0.219" thickness and rated at 270 lbs/Inch, so you can see both the Estate and courier springs are far stiffer.

 

I believe the Estate and Courier springs are of a flatter profile too, so less camber change

 

I've heard people who have driven the Courier say it is the best handling Herald model of them all!  

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