Originally Posted by ratbikeharley
Has anyone else had this problem when replacing springs?
I think most of us have had this problem. I don't think we've ever decided if the replacement springs are different, or if these cars just sat higher, front and rear, than we all remember. I put new "replacement" springs in my 68, and it sat like an old gasser. Not cool drviing down the road, seeing nothing but hood...
First, did you make sure the springs are properly seated up top? There's a small hole drilled in the top of the SF spring pocket; make sure you can see the end of the spring through that hole.
Second, did you tighten the bolts for the lower contol arms with the car on the ground and all the weight on them? You can get a surprising amount of bind if you tighten them while the car is in the air.
Third, have you moved or driven the car? These cars also "stick" to the floor a bit when lowered, and it takes some bouncing or driving to settle things down.
Now, if the answer to all the above is "yes", and it still sits high (and it may, no doubt about it), then you'll need to look at doing something else like cutting a coil. There's plenty of info here if you search "cut coil". Another choice would be a moderate aftermarket "lowering" spring, like the Eibachs. That's what I ended up with in the 68.