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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Restoration => Topic started by: Terry69RSZ28 on October 19, 2017, 06:38:01 PM

Title: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: Terry69RSZ28 on October 19, 2017, 06:38:01 PM
Hi,
Has anyone purchased EY front coils from HBC, part number FEP-1191? Are they correct in appearance and more importantly, do they provide the correct ride height? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Terry
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 20, 2017, 02:12:32 AM
I had Coil Spring Specialties (Kansas) build me two EY springs to match my originals in static height, spring rate, coil dia, and number of coils...  as recommended to me by Steve Shauger (PaceMe)...

Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: Terry69RSZ28 on October 20, 2017, 03:37:56 AM
Hi Gary,
Do you have them installed on your car and are you happy with the ride height?
Terry
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 20, 2017, 03:55:45 AM
They are installed, but parts of the car (fenders, hood, core support, radiator, etc) are not installed as yet, so ride height not finalized...  Since I had them match all the physical specifications of the  factory EY spring I sent them, I think I will be happy with them... certainly more happy than buying OTS springs which perhaps match the ride height (maybe), but none of the other physical specifications...

PS.  I do have the physical characteristics listed herein (0.610 wire diameter, 8.125 Total coils, Inside Diameter 3.675,
Free, or static, Length 15.00 +/-, Load Rate 370#/in).  .. and here is a photo of the one original EY spring, along with the pair from CSS...  (one of my original EY springs had a broken coil necessitating the new ones).
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: Terry69RSZ28 on October 20, 2017, 02:58:21 PM
Hi Gary,
Do you remember the contact person at CSS who is familiar with your order? I would like to purchase a set based on the specifications you sent them.
Regards, Terry
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: BULLITT65 on October 20, 2017, 11:03:35 PM
Oh, Gary would probably give you his, I think he is just going to part out his Orange Z any way..... ;D

(had to get some Friday humor in there for you Gary)  :D


Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 21, 2017, 12:41:21 PM
Hi Gary,
Do you remember the contact person at CSS who is familiar with your order? I would like to purchase a set based on the specifications you sent them.
Regards, Terry

Hi Terry,

Yes, Kevin Crane was my contact.   I sent him my good original spring in late 2012, they tested it and he came back with the results, and proposed a couple of alternatives for the new springs; I was determined to stay as close as we could to the original physical characteristics, but was willing to accept a slightly stiffer spring (which I believe is what we ended up with )..  Feel free to reference my name (Gary Wylie) to Kevin if it helps him to find the data..  I received the new springs in early 2013.

Kevin Crane               email:  Kevin Crane <kcrane@coilsprings.com>
Coil Spring Specialties
PBX "G"
632 W. Bertrand Ave.
Saint Mary's, KS 66536
785-437-2025 - phone
888-386-2027 - fax
www.coilsprings.com

PS.  Pay little attention to 'Bullitt'...  since he moved to Kalifornia, he's delirious most of the time...   :)
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: BULLITT65 on October 21, 2017, 01:20:51 PM
I am curious Gary, with having the original springs why would you want to replace them? Did your car start sitting extra low in the front?
I ask because all of us have cars that are 40 years old, but many of us are still using the original springs i would think.
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 21, 2017, 02:13:01 PM
I am curious Gary, with having the original springs why would you want to replace them? Did your car start sitting extra low in the front?
I ask because all of us have cars that are 40 years old, but many of us are still using the original springs i would think.

When I disassembled the front end for rebuild, I found the bottom coil from one spring 'broken off'...  still had the original EY label from the factory, but the lowest coil was broken!  That's the only reason I had the new springs made...  and yes, it was 'sitting a bit lower'... but I didn't know the reason for it until the disassembly...
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: Terry69RSZ28 on October 21, 2017, 02:55:39 PM
Hi Gary,
Thanks for the contact information regarding the front coil springs...as always, much appreciated! Bullitt was very thoughtful in offering your Z parts to me first...lol. He did provide me with a good laugh on this post  ;D
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 22, 2017, 02:17:30 AM
Hi Gary,
Thanks for the contact information regarding the front coil springs...as always, much appreciated! Bullitt was very thoughtful in offering your Z parts to me first...lol. He did provide me with a good laugh on this post  ;D

You're welcome Terry; we all try to help one another on this site to improve our 1st gen Camaros...  and yes, Bullitt is a funny fella, but I like h im enough that I'm going to send him my original battery cables and shocks....  that he needs....  someday....  :)
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: BULLITT65 on October 22, 2017, 02:21:34 AM
Now who is the joker....😂
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: 69Z28-RS on October 22, 2017, 02:23:53 AM
:) .. maybe my 'possibly original windshield' as well....   :)
Title: Re: Front coils for 69RSZ28
Post by: BULLITT65 on October 22, 2017, 03:02:51 AM
As long as I agree to paint my car Hugger Orange....🤣😜