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Old 11-26-2003, 02:33 PM
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Red face 79 camaro

i have recently got a chevy 79 camaro it was a 350 with a th200 i want to no if i can turn it into a 454 4 speed ...and my biggest problem so far is how do i remove front springs i can get compressors in the avalible space please help

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The way I always remove front spring is with all thead. I use a piece of 1/2" all thread thru the shock mount hole and go down to a piece of 1/2' plate that I put thru the coils.
I have a stop on one side so it can't shift to the inboard side and get out. The stop is I guess 1" from the end. The bar is 2'' wide and I guess 6' long . The hole is near the stop so the spring is pulled off-center. I tighted up on the nut on top untill the spring is compressed an then let the a-frame down with a floor jack. A safety chain around the spring is always used in case of any problems.Once clear of the a-frame, loosed nut until spring is loose.
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