11-24-2003, 03:44:00 PM
I was wanting to install some Moroso Trick front coil springs on my 76 Camaro. It will have 90/10 drag shocks on the front with them. It has a sbc 383 with aluminum heads, it has a fiberglass 4" cowl hood, and the battery has been moved to the trunks.. I've also deleted the inner fenderwells, and I've removed the heater box. The car was non A/C from the factory. My question is, what part number should I order??? It says that you should weigh the front of your car before ordering, but currently my car has no engine or transmission in it. I really wanted to install these springs before dropping the drivetrain in. Anyone know which part number of the moroso trick front coil springs I should order for this application??? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
2nd Gen Camaro
11-24-2003, 09:45:00 PM
First of all, do you know the weight of your car?? I run the Moroso trick springs so Ill break it down on my set up
With me in it total=3590
It has a big block Olds with aluminum intake, Weld 3" skinnies, battery in the trunk, glass hood, glass fenders but still have the steel inners, heater removed, standard steer, power brakes, stock type rad. http://www.team.net/sol/tech/engine.html
Above is a link to a site on weight of various engines. Stock olds is 620lbs and stock SBC is 575. With that info you can kinda compare it to mine. And my front end weight is 1950lbs so I ordered the Moroso #47180 trick springs. If you need any more info, let me know.
11-25-2003, 01:15:00 AM
Oh thanks man!! You have no idea how helpful that is!!! I'll just have to do a little math, but I think I can figure it out now. http://www.nastyz28.com/ubb/smile.gif One more question for ya though... lol... Did you have to cut any coils to get it to the ride height you desired?? Thanks.
11-25-2003, 09:52:00 PM
No I used the springs as bought new. They were about 1/2 taller, and real hard to compress and install. I hope you get the right tool, it will be still tough but diffently do-able. The car sat about 2" taller when installed and wheel align was way out. Was gonna pull them back out and cut but decided to move on to other projects and then come back to the springs in the spring(haha), this was late Nov. As the winter past the car settled the 2" that it went up when the new springs were installed along with another 1.5". So all said and done the car was lowered by 1.5" As a note it would not be a good idea to try this without the engine/trans in the car. You will find that when you jack the lower control arm back up so it can be reattached to the spindle via ball joint the car will lift up and you wont be able to put it back together. I had troubles and I had my BB/trans still in it!!!!!
I run Lakewood 90/10 up front and the nose is real "livly". Of note, I also run a 2" upper ball joint extension to get the bump stop away from the chassis. The car only had about 1" before it would bottom out on the control arm bump stop, now I got 3"
By the way, it looks like a nice ride, and you got the tune on it dialed in!!!
11-26-2003, 02:25:00 AM
Thanks for the compliments.... You're probably right.. I should wait until the engine and tranny are in before I tackle this upgrade.... It's probably a good idea to go ahead and get her running again, before I mess with the springs... Thanks for the input!!!! I'd never thought about it being too light to reattach the lower control arm, but I definitely see what you're saying.
2nd Gen Camaro
12-03-2003, 07:19:00 PM
did you look at landrum spring service ? worth a look.