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Thread: 1960 Lark Coil Springs

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    Chumad
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    1960 Lark Coil Springs

    I ave a modified 1960 Lark with a 350 Chevy, Vortec heads and GM Turbo350 trans. The Lark has the original 6cyl springs and as you might have figured out it has a ton of spacers to get the ride height needed for tire clearance. My question is do you think the standard HD springs from Studebaker international will do the trick, if not suggestions on where to go would be appreciated.
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    Chuck

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    Most of the folks, myslef included are going to the MOOG CC655 spring. Variable rate and better on corners and best of all no spacers for ride height. Also the price was alot better. As much as $89/pair. Others will jump in as well, but I switched and have been happy.


    BTW this was in a 64 Cruiser with a Studebaker 289 and AC

    Mark

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    I agree the Moog CC655 springs are a great idea if you have a Stude V-8, but the Chevy 350 is a much lighter engine. The Stude 6 cylinder springs would be close to the load rating you need. I recommend you call eaton springs and tell them what you have and I bet they can send you the springs you need.

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    Well Eaton came back with $239 plus shipping... as it turns out the chevy engine is approx 125lbs lighter. Do you think that difference would raise the front end significantly? The rear of the car is approx 2in higher due to the modifications. Pretty substantial difference in price. :-)

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    It's your car your money, but if you plan on keeping the car I would spend the $239. You'll know that you've done it right, and with the proper ride height and spring rate you can have the front suspension adjusted correctly and have it working like it should. Besides you'll only have to do this once. Just my two cents.

    Joe


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    NO promises, but these guys might be better on the price~

    http://www.coilsprings.com/

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