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    all good idea's lads, keep them coming (not sure about the cement though........)

    I had thought about removing the spring and fitting coilovers. As you said, this would need some means of "tieing" the upper mounts (i.e. the old leaf spring mounts) to the top of my diff (where the spring currently sits). Bushed rods would achiev this, and could also be done with out modifying the chassis at all (which is the main driving factor in this)
    Coilover mounts could also be fabricated in such a way that the original mounts remain unaltered.

    german, whats a camber compensator? is it another anti-roll bar mounted under the axle to limit travel?

    Kev, I didn't get the measurement you asked for, I stripped the spring down to it's component leaves, fitted the lower one and it's no good for the job. If I stick with a rear leaf, it looks like I shall have to get one made. Anyone used a good firm (prefer in the West Country or somwhere that "understands" and does mail order?
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    Taff, buy a copy of Practical Classics & look up the Triumph Spitfire specialists as there is (or was) kits on the market to improve the Triumph rear end & remove the positive camber.

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    Taff , if you have the old measurements you (I) can work out its original load bearing. With an idea of what it would now need to support you'd have a bit of wisdomw to impart to a spring manufacturer. You'll also need the loaded (in a Herald) spring length eye to eye.

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    It's basically a spring mounted at the diff on a VW with urethane pads to work against the axle to stop it drooping into positive camber. I still think it would be better to make another axle fit instead of jumping through hoops to have a compromise set up anyway.

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    Taff's trying to keep it all as Triumph-intended to keep enough points to do a legitimate body swap. And he's a bit wierd.

    Join the Triumph Sports Six Club forum (we won't tell anyone) as they've got a technical directory on it that lists a whole load of suspension upgrades & improvements. tssc - Welcome to the Triumph Sports Six Club. also, check this: http://club.triumph.org.uk/uploads/titeaturn1_6976.jpg

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    cheers for that German. Gary has hit the nail on the head, i am weird. (i'm also leaving evrything as triumph built it to avoid any unecessary hassle when it comes to re-registering the car. Hence the decision to stick with all herald running gear and not cutting the chassis about in any way. An axle swap is possible but would be very tricky, as I can't alter the chassis and any new axle mounts would need to pick up on existing chassis mounts. do-able but awkward)

    Kev, I'll dig our the necessary details this week
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    how about if you load up the rear axle with how much weight it will be carrying, then measure how much lower the car has to sit to get neutral camber,
    then just make a metal block this height and both between the diff and the leaf spring, this will bring the top mounts higher giving you the desired camber,
    what iv done to my herald

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    Not really looked at one of these rear ends so bare with me

    Im guessing the fact of the camber is due to the spring bending at its mounting point therefore having a different arch .Why not get a coil over kit for the shocks

    And then make a pair of upper arms to replace the spring but have them pivot in the same plain as the drive shafts ???
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    It's got nothing to do with the springing medium used, it is a simple geometric function of the inboard pivots being so close together.

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