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I have mine out and cleaned up They are black With a dab of white on top coil And three dabs of yellow three coils down( 1 on each coil) Question does this give a clue as to what spring it is ? For example is this normal for the small block? Hope my question makes sense Thanks Greg

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Rumors on the interweb say white goes up?? Anyone know for sure?

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The springs will only go in one way.



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I have been fighting with my spring all day I don't have the internal spring compressor I have realized that the outside spring compressors won't work I have the spindle in place and just need to compress the spring enough to get the big bolt that attaches the bottom arm to the frame Can I achieve this by using a 1/2 inch piece of threaded rod (2 feet long approx) where the shock normally resides? Anyone else ever try this? Thanks guys

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Do you have a service manual?  It shows the tool that is required (which you can make out of flat steel bar stock) to compress the spring.  It inserts through the hole where the shock mounts, and you use a jack to lift the tool to lift the inner side of the lower control arm.  If you don't have a service manual, I can maybe take a photo of the page and post it. 



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No I don't have a manual I would really appreciate a picture of the page your talking about! Thanks Greg

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Please see attached photo's from my 1970 Chassis Shop Manual (1967 front suspension is the same).  It indicates to have the front sway bar and the strut rod detached from the lower control arm.  With them removed it's much easier to move the lower control arm around.

 

 

 



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A word of advice, get yourself a 1967 Canadian Pontiac Chassis Shop Manual (otherwise known as a Factory Service Manual), should be available at local swap meets.  An Impala one will be close, but if you're going to get one you may as well get the right one.  It'll cost you $50-60, but is worth its weight in gold.

Here's one in poor condition, but it's good for a shop copy:

www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Pontiac-Acadian-Beaumont-Chassis-Shop-Manual-DAMAGED-STAINED-FACTORY-OEM-67-/401133434815?hash=item5d656a77bf:g:Kk8AAOSwu4BVoUFC&vxp=mtr

 

 



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Thanks so much for the pics! That helps a lot! I look for one of those manuals at every swap meet I go to, no luck so far. On a brighter note I did find 1 for my son (53 ford pick up) The book on eBay? Does it cover full size? Or just the smaller cars? (Acadian Beaumont) Thanks again!

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One more question In the manual does it say to support the hub with a jack stand (I see it in the picture) I'm thinking it would slip off under pressure?? Thanks again Greg

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Thanks so much for the pics! That helps a lot! I look for one of those manuals at every swap meet I go to, no luck so far. On a brighter note I did find 1 for my son (53 ford pick up) The book on eBay? Does it cover full size? Or just the smaller cars? (Acadian Beaumont) Thanks again!


 When it says "Pontiac" it means it's covering full size cars (B-body's).



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One more question In the manual does it say to support the hub with a jack stand (I see it in the picture) I'm thinking it would slip off under pressure?? Thanks again Greg


No, that would limit the ability to jack the control arm into place.   I suspect the jack stand in the photo is on the frame behind the front wheel.



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I see it now too! Thanks so much for your help in the last couple days I know I ask a lot of questions But I am learning lots That's almost as much fun as driving these awesome old cars! Ps I will make it my mission to find one of those manuals! Thanks again Greg

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I see it now too! Thanks so much for your help in the last couple days I know I ask a lot of questions But I am learning lots That's almost as much fun as driving these awesome old cars! Ps I will make it my mission to find one of those manuals! Thanks again Greg


 I see the listing of that one is open to offers.  In that condition it's not worth what he's asking, but maybe he'll take less.



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I have to say, I have never followed that way of installing front springs in these cars.... I instead, remove the spindle out of the way, remove the shock, the 2 strut arm bolts off the lower arm and drop the outside of the arm... I push the arm down with my foot and out pops the spring..

When installing, I lube the arm so the spring slides in easier... I install the top of the spring into place, use a small ratchet strap from the other lower arm to hold the spring that I am installing into place with tension, and then I give it the royal boot! (lol) Then I use a floor jack on the outer edge of the arm near the ball joint to raise into place...

Just did the fronts in my 454 '70 Wagon with ease of results...

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I found a manual!! Your right it's like gold!! And I finally figured out how to get the spring in! After doing it wrong every way possible I finally got it!!!!!!!!! The other side will be a piece of cake now!!!!! Thanks again for your help! Greg

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