Hello, I apologize for what will likely become a rambling post from a newbie to Mini engineering.
I've recently obtained a 1991 Mini (1275/carb) that was originally sold in the Japanese market. It has since been imported into the United States and now lives in Las Vegas.
The previous owner had a set of Mini Sport Adjustarides with Hi-los and coils springs installed instead of cones. I'm working on replacing the worn out suspension parts and am trying to figure out a way to remove the front springs. The springs are moveable in their position with the Hi-los loosened but there isn't enough clearance to remove the knuckle. Will the upper arm need to be removed in order to remove the springs or is there a spring compression tool that would fit in the limited space?
Thank you in advance for any advice you have.