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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 11, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question 67 Camaro Front Suspension ?

Just Purchased 67 coupe which was restored 6 yrs ago. Came off line with 6 cyl which was replaced with 350 v8 during restoration. At that time front suspension was reworked to handle v8 (springs etc.) As a result the front profile of the car rides very high. I realize I can replace front springs to lower - however not sure if springs used were spec for v8 suspension or oversized even for v8.

Can anyone give me the measurments of the spec springs that should have been used? That will help me identify what I currently have and what needs to be installed. I have located shorter springs which will reduce height, however do not want to over compensate and lower too much. Current profile riding approx 3 to 4 inches too high.

Thanks in advance - Monty
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 11, 02:34 PM
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Re: 67Camaro Front Suspension ?

Yes depends if stock Camaro front springs were used, there are Big Block and Small Block front springs, maybe the rear Single leaf springs are old and needs to be replaced. Can you post pics on webshots?

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Re: 67Camaro Front Suspension ?

A couple of other questions need to answered. First, it is almost impossible
to be 4 inches too high as the stock suspension doesn't have that much
travel. Were the control arms also changed from stock ? Have you looked to
see if someone installed a spacer under the springs. That was common practice
at one time. According to the AIM (assembly instruction manual), GM used 12
different sets of front springs. All dependent on the cars options. Do you want
stock height or ?? Check UPC3 in the AIM to give yourself some background and
a starting point.

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Re: 67Camaro Front Suspension ?

Get some pictures and measurments for us.

floor to center of wheelwell arch

tire size

center of wheel to center of wheelwell arch

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1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 11, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 67Camaro Front Suspension ?

Thank you Jeff G, Al and Doug. I will get measurements very soon and post. small block 350 was installed at restoration. Rear air shocks were installed and are operational. The rear height is not so much an issue.
I will also check for front spring spacers. I will also take photographs and post.

Thank you again, Monty - you guys are great!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 11, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 67Camaro Front Suspension ?

Doug, measurement you requested are as follows:
Tires are Cooper Cobra P225/70/R15
Floor to outer wheel well center is 29 inches
Wheel center to outer wheel well arch is 17 inches

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