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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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i need to figure out the weight of my car to order new rear springs. its a '68 iron 396, aluminium intake, no ac, th400 car with a full deluxe interior. any ideas? thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 01:26 PM
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Can't help you with the weight question, but there were only 2 rear springs used on the first gens. 5 leaf and mono leaf. The 5 leaf were used on any car with 1) 327 with a 4 bbl and a 4 speed 2) any 350 3) any 396. Everything else used the mono leaf. I believe the rate was the same on all 5 leaf springs and was 250 lb/in (250 lbs force required to raise the spring 1").

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 03:11 PM
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Do a search in this forum and bench racing. The weight of a Camaro comes up periodically. A BB Camaro should go about 3,400 lbs.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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apparently someone took the 2nd to last leaf out from the set, so i only have 4 per side. was this a common thing to do for performance reasons, or why would this have been done?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 04:18 PM
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A four leaf rear end was put in z 28 cars you could have a z rear end or some one could have pulled a leaf?

'68 with a 355 and dart pro1 heads, XE284 comp cam, air-gap intake, th350 w/3000 stall and 3.73 gears.
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