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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 04, 2019 12:03PM

I ask because conventional wisdom here says buy HD springs, and cut a coil. So....

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: February 04, 2019 12:30PM

Rather than guess, do the math or use one of dozens of online calculators.
These guys are good:
[www.thespringstore.com]



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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 04, 2019 12:43PM

What material would you choose?

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: February 04, 2019 12:51PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> What material would you choose?

Chrome Silicon

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: croderique ()
Date: February 04, 2019 03:11PM

Attached is a picture of my old convertible springs, (don't know the age) and new HD convertible springs. It lowered the front by 1.5" and as a bonus were much easier to get in.
For what it's worth.
Chuck

Buckeye, AZ.
1966 Monza convertible 110 hp 4 speed Aztec Bronze with Bronze interior


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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 04, 2019 03:16PM

Croderique, those are rear springs, correct?

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: February 04, 2019 03:31PM

viewmaster Wrote:
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> Croderique, those are rear springs, correct?
>
> -m

Those appear to be FRONT springs.
Rear springs are wound a little tighter on one end. (Smaller coil)

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 04, 2019 03:44PM

LM vert springs are longer, but the same wire size

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
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2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: February 04, 2019 04:50PM

Braking while on a steep down hill turn ? Well the minute you hit the brakes the rear is going to get light and your in a turn. Better do all your braking before turning. My V8 racer is pretty neutral and easy to drive Big Swaybars front and rear. My 64 street car is decambered, 4 degrees in the rear and its a blast to drive,you would really have to screw up to spin it out. Rick Norris said when his late model racer gets too loose you cant lift or your going around :0 Mike

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: croderique ()
Date: February 04, 2019 04:54PM

viewmaster Wrote:
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> Croderique, those are rear springs, correct?
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> -m

Front Springs. 1966 Monza Convertible

Buckeye, AZ.
1966 Monza convertible 110 hp 4 speed Aztec Bronze with Bronze interior


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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 04, 2019 06:12PM

So...if HD springs are 1" to 1 1/2" shorter than stock springs, why is conventional Corvair wisdom to take HD springs and cut a coil out to lower a stock Corvair? Im curious.

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Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 04, 2019 07:09PM

Mike... they do not compress as much with the same weight... you usually end up higher...





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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: February 04, 2019 07:19PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Mike... they do not compress as much with the same
> weight... you usually end up higher...


Okay....just wondering, because my 1.5 coils taken from stock is pretty low. I know lowering the rear to enen out will essentially take the spoiler area and bring it up a little. Thats what Im gonna try with the rear springs from the lowered car. WML.

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Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: 65180 ()
Date: February 04, 2019 07:47PM

I installed HD springs in mine then cut a coil in the front, left the rear the way they came. This gives me a slight rake.

Mike Lake
Tucson, Az
65 Corsa 180
65 Corsa 140 sold
66 Monza PG
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Re: Front LM Springs
Posted by: corvairdoug ()
Date: February 05, 2019 07:24PM

When cutting front springs, don't you need to have a torch to flatten the tip of the spring so it fits in like the original?
Or am I thinking of the wrong end of the spring? (Been a while since I've seen them)

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