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Old 11-17-2018, 08:09 PM
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I followed the advice of some experienced first gen buddies and slotted the mounting holes for my manual master brake cylinder... installed




So I did most of the installing of my Viking double adjustable (not coilover) front shocks, part number B204.

I had to open up my BMR lower control arms, I guess that's typical for Viking and Strange shocks. The adjustable ***** will hard AF to access... I hate to redo stuff, but honestly if I can sell these shocks I'll switch to coilovers. For now I'll try to finish them up, but the ***** are freaking hard to reach.
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Shocks are in. I hate how my control arms and shocks fit together. The adjustment ***** are buried in there, and it was a nightmare tightening the bolts up. Based on my personality, I can't keep those shocks and stock springs in there like that, so I'll eventually do coilovers. I hate having parts on the car that I don't like and can't reccomend.

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No remote adjusters? If not call Viking and see if they can make some. You cant be the only one who has gripes with hard to adjust shocks.

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I think I'll get coilovers (400 lb springs sound about right?)....

Computer board guy said it will be done in a week.

Next project for me is brake lines. How do you do those....
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You bending your own lines or using pre bent? If bending your own get the copper lines, they bend super easy. The pre bent stainless gets my vote though, super clean and tidy. Spring rate? Heck I dunno for that thing and its purpose im unsure what rate to suggest. Being a street machine it might be better to run a higher rate and use travel limiters? Dunno how much street/track favoritism you are after.
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I think I'll get coilovers (400 lb springs sound about right?)....

Computer board guy said it will be done in a week.

Next project for me is brake lines. How do you do those....
I have 350lb/" QA1 tapered springs on my afco 3840's they work well
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The copper brake lines are badass, soo easy to work with and bend.
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450# are BBC spring rates.
400# is all steel SBC w/ AC
350# should be right for a SBC/SBE car.
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A friend said the 350 lb springs in his 1970 nova iron 5.3 and turbo are fully compressed... is that a good thing? Sounds soft no?

I got a Motion brake kit from a buddy, I'll have to look if it's copper.
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My 350's are not even close to fully compressed. It has twin s476's now, with an iron LSX block. And Glass hood.
I had 250's in it last year and it was very close to fully compressed, but worked great, it was a bit lighter then, with twin s366's and an iron ly6 block, no intercooler, and glass hood.
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So if mine is iron 5.3, single 85mm turbo, a/a cooler, no inner fenders, pin on hood, you suggest 350 springs? I will be street driving too
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Yes. 350's.
the 450 are way too stiff
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Okay thanks!
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69 Camaro stock spring 327 lbs

http://www.pozziracing.com/camaro_sp...fo.htm#SPRINGS

http://www.pozziracing.com/camaro_spring_info.htm#Faq <--some good reading from my buddy Dave. (geared toward road racing SCCA stuff)
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Doug not sure what to do with your info.... I'm not sure if my car is even close to stock weight up front, I think it's way lighter.
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A friend said the 350 lb springs in his 1970 nova iron 5.3 and turbo are fully compressed... is that a good thing? Sounds soft no?

I got a Motion brake kit from a buddy, I'll have to look if it's copper.
+1 on the brake lines, but it's actually called Ni-cop line. It's a blend of nickel and copper. Pure copper will crack.

I have 350 pound springs on my Camaro with Strange double adjustables. They worked great until this year when I added the LSX block, front mount A2W, steel hood and bigger S400 turbos. Now I have to have them cranked way up. Stock block and a single 350lb should be perfect!
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thx ratical
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Just showing 329# was stock....and what is recommended.

so 350 should be perfect for what you're looking to do.
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i run 350 springs on qa1 coil overs with TRZ uppers and lowers. ls swapped with a 3.6 kenne bell, and 2 radiators hanging off the front. they work for me, but i have my car sitting as low as the street will allow (front tires are tucked a few inches)
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Seat covers... yay.

Really makes the car look nicer.

I got another set of 15x14s to mount some 325s... Might powdercoat them matte black.. What do you think guys (Stewart)?

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