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Old 03-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #21
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I plan on lifting the rear another couple of inches, don't want to get to carried away.

Icody, picture is on the way. I'm still getting the car squared away. The paint is still in the works, flames aren't finished and some old school race sponsors will be added as well.

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Here it is icody. Also need to install chrome trim on front end. Things I plan on doing this spring are different exhaust, cleaning and painting undercarriage thats now visible, possible ladder bars, and fatter rear tires.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #23
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Lookin good!!!! I love it!!!
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so, what springs did you settle with, and any spring spacers, and what size tire is that?
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Thanks icody, it's coming along. Can't wait to get it finished.

Hhdude, I went with the Moog 656 springs. I got them at Rockauto for $62. I decided not to go with the ball joint spacers as well. My front tires are a little on the short side. They are 215/65-15. I would gain more height with a 70 or 75 series tire. I'm running a big block so it's going to be a little front end heavy as well.

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Here is a closer picture. The shorter low profile tire is more evident. I may need to change them out now!
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I installed the Moog 656 Springs in my 57 Chevy wagon with Ironhead big block Chevy 454, everything else being typical stock car, I found those Springs to be entirely too stiff. They did measure overall 17 in and seem to be much longer than the stock Springs installed. Trusting other people's opinion and not having any experience, let me just say with the Springs installed at full length, the Springs barely had any compression movement (maybe aprox. 1 inch) the Wheels were placed on the ground after installation was complete. I can't speak for any of the other Springs but I can only say that I cut one round out and reinstall them, sitting much better. Probably lower closer to stock height, still not low enough for me, remove them and cut another round. At this point I am 2 complete rounds cut off and the Springs will easily fall into place when reinstalling. At this point the car sets very well and equal to the two inch drop leaf springs that were installed in the back. For future reference I would not recommend the 656 Springs at all, not for a big block Chevy application nor any other. I would recommend a lower spring rate so to take advantage of the stored energy and keeping the coil cutting to a minimum. At this point the 638 spring seems a more logical starting point... but even those seems plenty stiff

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I installed the Moog 656 Springs in my 57 Chevy wagon with Ironhead big block Chevy 454, everything else being typical stock car, I found those Springs to be entirely too stiff. They did measure overall 17 in and seem to be much longer than the stock Springs installed. Trusting other people's opinion and not having any experience, let me just say with the Springs installed at full length, the Springs barely had any compression movement (maybe aprox. 1 inch) the Wheels were placed on the ground after installation was complete. I can't speak for any of the other Springs but I can only say that I cut one round out and reinstall them, sitting much better. Probably lower closer to stock height, still not low enough for me, remove them and cut another round. At this point I am 2 complete rounds cut off and the Springs will easily fall into place when reinstalling. At this point the car sets very well and equal to the two inch drop leaf springs that were installed in the back. For future reference I would not recommend the 656 Springs at all, not for a big block Chevy application nor any other. I would recommend a lower spring rate so to take advantage of the stored energy and keeping the coil cutting to a minimum. At this point the 638 spring seems a more logical starting point... but even those seems plenty stiff
I found my 656's pretty stiff until I added some ball joint spacers. I think they're too tall to work properly in our cars with the ball joint in the stock location. You get no spring travel because they're really jammed in there. The ball joint spacer gives them a little more room to breathe. Most guys I've talked to were looking to lift their cars and these springs do the trick, but I'll always recommend the ball joint spacer with them as well.
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The 656 springs really are more for guys who want to get their stance higher while using a BBC in their cars. I've found that a brand new pair of stock springs for a SBC are a better choice for a BBC swap if you want it to ride nice, and not sit too high. New coil springs will always improve the stance on a BBC swap, and even after they settle they still work quite well with a BBC swap.
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What Moog spring do you recommend for stock height with a SB Val?
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