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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 09, 4:03 AM Thread Starter
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67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

Ok, I have a 67 Chevelle that is having some work done to it. The 350 and powerglide are coming out and a big block with aluminum heads,intake,pulleys and radiator is going in its place. I will also be installing a 6 spd from Keisler. The front springs (for a small block originally) currently on the car are new, could I still use them with the new setup? The spindles are stock and I'm looking for a stock ride height minus 1/2".

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 09, 10:33 AM
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Re: 67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

Since the springs are new, I would say see how the car sits with the new engine in it. Might be just right. No need to buy srpings and go through the effort to remove and replace them if you don't have to.

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Re: 67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

That is what I was thinking but wasn't too sure. Anyone else have a clue???
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 09, 11:54 PM
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Re: 67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

For what it's worth, the OPG catalog lists the same spring for SB or BB. What appears to change the spring is whether or not the car has AC. So, I agree - leave 'em and see if you are happy with how it sits.
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Re: 67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

Now that I didn't know, no AC on this sucker, should be good to go, lol
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Re: 67 Chevelle, do I need new springs?

New springs on my 65 raised it close to 2 inches from old tired ones. They tend to settle just a little bit. There is a 1" spacer available if it sits too low.

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