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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 04:29 PM
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I have a newly restored 1970 Europa S2, and am looking for new front springs. These must be an "off the shelf" item from other maker of the day, and hope someone might know which one. Bought car specific units from SJSports in the UK, and they don't even come close to a proper fit.
First, thanks for joining the GGLC! A busy club with lots of drive, meets, track days, autocrosses and more.

Next, about your spring question... In no specific order...
* Join - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LOTUSEUROPA/info - Europa Group on Yahoo.
* Questions about your car
> Can we assume it's a US car, Type 54?
> What dampers are fitted to the front?
> What do you mean by the units from SJSports don't come close? Too long? Too short? Wrong diameter?
* Stock Springs have:
> 17 coils
> Wire diameter 0.348 inch
> Free Length 12.75 inch
> Fitted Length 7.75 inch
> Spring Rate 100 lbs inch
> Inside Diameter 2.25 inch

Usual suspects for aftermarket springs are (in no particular order):
* Dave Bean Engineering
* RD Enterprises


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