Following up on my previous email: When I disassembled my original Z28 front suspension for rebuilding, I found one of the original springs (EY tags) with a broken coil... I want to replace my front springs with the closest I can find to the original spring, both in height/looks and performance.
Based on information from Steve S., I sent my good 'EY' spring to Coil Spring Specialties in Kansas, and have been discussing with them my options. They have spring steel of slightly smaller diameter (0.59") than the original (0.605") and slightly larger (0.61"). I want the spring to end up with the same number of coils as the original (8 total coils), and I desire the installed height in the car to be the same as original Z28s. I can request the 'free length' as manufactured to be whatever I desire, in order to get the installed height (in the car) to be what I need, unfortunately, I'm unsure what that is since my front end is totally disassembled currently.
My question is: Does anyone have a source for the design-spec compressed spring length for a '69 Z28??
If not, does anyone have a Z28 that is sitting at the correct height (for a Z28) that they can measure the compressed spring length (ie. from upper pocket to lower pocket with all weight on the wheels and it's springs)?
Gary / 69Z28-RS