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Old 11-25-2005, 03:02 PM
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Coil Spring Measurements

I have a 62 Cadillac fleetwood that I want to change the suspension on. Its real loose and i get a little too much roll. I would like to stiffen it up a little and get it an inch or two off the ground. I scrape my pipes just about everytime i take it out because it is so low. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could find measurements for my springs without taking them off now. I would much rather take the springs off and replace them all at once. Also, if I can find the measurements, would modern springs work just the same as opposed to special ordering $400 in springs? thanks in advance

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Sounds like a previous owner has really screwed that car up! The last thing a '62 Cad should be accused of is being loose. Have the springs been shortened? Is the front swaybar still connected?

The obvious solution would be a trip to your friendly Cadillac dealer for a purchase of stock springs. Don't know how "friendly" the prices would be, but that would certainly get the car up in the air and give you more than enough plow in the corners.
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:15 PM
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Sounds like a previous owner has really screwed that car up! The last thing a '62 Cad should be accused of is being loose. Have the springs been shortened? Is the front swaybar still connected?
The car is completely stock, nothing has been changed. But i guess because it is so old the springs have really loosened up. I tried the local caddy dealer and they had nothing. I checked with another place and they had nothing. But i got a few more to check.
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Try stockcarproducts.com for one..Found these guys as well http://www.kanter.com/p50-cs.html

they may be able to help you..

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The car is completely stock, nothing has been changed. But i guess because it is so old the springs have really loosened up. I tried the local caddy dealer and they had nothing. I checked with another place and they had nothing. But i got a few more to check.

Loose means two different things to two different people.

Billy is a chassis engineer and makes sports/road race cars handle!!!!!..... I think that Billy is talking about "loose" handling (oversteer) where the rear end wants to spin out on corners, that is why he came up with "more than enough plow" comment (the opposite of loose/= understeer = tight= push=plow).
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:55 PM
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Oh, my mistake. I was referring to the ride, not the steering.
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