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sixt9x33rs

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Front coil springs
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:19:58 AM »
I have a set of relatively new front springs and I don't know what they were built for? A small block or big block? Is there any way to tell?

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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 03:41:14 AM »
Are they GM or aftermarket? If GM, is the tag still on them?

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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 04:05:18 AM »
Ed, I am guessing aftermarket. There are no tags.
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Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 03:09:45 AM »
I replaced the springs that were in my small block when I bought it. Pretty sure those were big block springs. That's 40 years ago. They had a free height of 16.5 inches. The small block springs I just replaced them with are 14.98 inches. I know spring dia. matters but hope this helps.

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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 05:14:39 PM »
look at the very ends of the spring coils, if they are MOOG springs there will be a 4 digit number stamped on the coil, usually very small and hard to see but they are there, maybe 2" from the end of the coil.
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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 11:52:45 AM »
Like this these numbers are on the original Z28 springs... btw Lawrence I have a set of front springs with the last number of 25 they are listed for BB conv with about 200# extra weight.

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Re: Front coil springs
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 01:26:53 PM »
Thanks guys I will check for the numbers. James I may want to buy those springs from you if you would like to sell them.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles