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Morning all, just taken ownership of a 1977 520 eclat, generally solid but neglected, have already replaced the front suspension bushes, they were previously solid vesconite.......the rear is next, it has way too much negative camber which appears to be caused by collapsed springs. Does anyone have the following info,

Factory ride height front and rear

Spring specs, front and rear, length and poundage.

Many thanks in advance

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Congratulations on your purchase!

When I had my Elite springs measured a few years ago they were about 142lb/in at the front (car with a/c) and 130lb/in at the rear.  I didn't record the length though, but ISTR I have some spare rears in the lock-up I can dig out and measure for length if no one else chips in.  The rear camber can also be fine-tuned with shims between the brake drums and drive shaft flanges.


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