Took my standard pop to work yesterday and put it on the lift in the mot bay and had a good look under it with the mot guy. Front spring is flat and on the bump stops. Having searched on line for springs without any luck I was thinking to fit coil overs. There are wood head conversions available for upright shocks but these are cast and not suitable in my opinion to take the weight of the car. But I did see a thread where someone made the brackets from steel and fitted coil overs and left the leaf spring on too. Should this idea be ok what weight springs would I need with a standard sidevalve engine fitted. I would also want to do the same on the rear. Kerb weight is 1687lbs or thereabouts
Any thoughts appreciated.