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Looking at the recent issue on chevelles from super chevy has confused me as to which pattern and color should be in my car. I have a black and white interior, so I think the color of the headliner should be white. Is that correct? Also different catalogs indicate different patterns for 66's. Anyone know the correct pattern for a 66 SS built in Dec of 65?
 

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Say 1966LS78, like the side view. Do you have stock springs or the springs for the heavy duty supension? My current rear springs (I think origonal stock) give me a riding height of about 3/8" lower than specified in the AIM, F41 springs would give me that plus about 1" more in the rear. However I am worried that just putting them in the rear would change the angle at the transmission yoke and rear end yoke, and thus give me problems at the u-Joints and vibriation.What about adding or reducing shims on the crossmember that supports the transmission. What do you think? Jim
 

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However I am worried that just putting them in the rear would change the angle at the transmission yoke and rear end yoke, and thus give me problems at the u-Joints and vibriation
Jim,
Thanks, The stock rims were ONLY for that picture (they rub the disc brake calipers otherwise). I picked up the wheels for my project car, but the paint matched my convertible...

The front springs are Hotchkis (1"-lower for Big Blocks). I thought the rear were Hotchkis too, but my reciept only showed the fronts (I got these about 8 years ago, and thought I bought them at the same time)...

raising and lowering the springs slightly shouldn't have too much impact to the critical yoke angles (transmission roughly parallel to the rear end yoke)... Best way to address this would probably be adjustible upper control arms in the rear (Edelbrock or Currie would be my choice)...

Naturally, as your old springs settle over the years, the driveline angle will change, but shims are not necessary because its not that significant of a change...
 

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Jim-
Sorry I can't be too much more help because the headliner was in it when I bought it four years ago and I can't go look at it now because it is in PA and I am in NY. I won't be there for a couple more weeks. As for black windlace, I cannot help there either. What good am I? I can take some close up pics when I get back there if you would like. Just let me know...
 
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