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Old 04-02-2004, 09:38 PM
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Question Front coil springs

I have a 1939 International Pickup that has a front clip from a 1975 Trans Am. The donar car was a big block and the springs are way to stiff. I would like to pick up a 2-3 inch drop and still have a good ride. I do not want to use drop spindles. What springs could I use to get this done? I see that Afco has different spring rates but, I am not sure ones I need. The Pickup has a ZZ430 crate motor with a 700R4. Any help would be great. Thanks Keith

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1st, before you do anything, make sure that all the weight is on the front end (fenders, bumpers, engine etc) to see where you are at.

A set of regular, small block Camaro/Nova springs should be about right. Thats what I have in my 51 with a Nova clip.
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I have a set of Nova springs and the are real light. They are 5 inch not the 5 1/2 that the spring pockets are. I will grab a set of small block springs and give them a try. Thanks Keith
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Try some from a 6-cylinder car.
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