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66 catalina rear springs


Guys Amybe I should have posted hee rather than general forum. I need a new set of catalina rear springs. Nobody seems to have them. Front springs up teh ying yang everywhere. The local competition shop tried to source them but couldnt. I have spent hours on teh net.

Seems teh MOOG number is 5034 but even their site doesnt list them anymore.

Any help available??

Lloyd in Saskatoon.



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Lloyd Litwin


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I'm not sure what exactly your car is (Year , engine ,ect) But I just looked in the Ames catalog And they seem to have many choices. Hope this helps,Greg

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If these are anything like the springs in my [ old] 64 Catalina, they "bolt" in top & bottom ??? I went to a spring shop in Oshawa & got a set of "cargo-coils" They seemed relieved that I was putting them in myself?? YEP a pig of a job but by reversing the top bolts & wrapping some 'mechanics" wire around the bolt to get it to drop into bolt hole from top it worked. Needed a deep drop 5/8 box wrench to slide in-between frame & body at top. Maybe check out a spring shop?? may even be able to cross reference them??

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its a 1966 catalina 2 dr Ht 389 eng, no A/C



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I checked the interchange manual and was surprised to see it's only 65-66 full size US Pontiac rear spring listed for interchange.

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It looks like Ames Performance Engineering has a set. There part number is PS 353 Price $159.00 a pair ( US dollars) Looks like other shipping costs as well. This was from the 2015 catalog. There phone number 1-800-421-2637

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Guy on the PY forum just got a quote for front and rear springs for his 64 and were under $100 per pair and made to order from ESPO Springs n' things.

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Thanks for the help guys. One of you replied on the general forum where I first posted and I have a quote from one of those companies that I ordered today. Just have to check shipping costs. but yes it seems that the 65/66 are the only springs that will fit and it is different than Parisienne. I thought they were the same frame and body. just cosmetic interior differences.

Live and learn through all you great guys.. I am sure I will be back with more questions as I progress on fixing little things.

Lloyd



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The easiest way to keep track of it for the cars is to picture the body lifted off the frame. Then, looking at what is left on the ground (the rolling chassis) is completely different between the Catalina and the Parisienne, nothing interchanges on the rolling chassis.

Interior is another story, some stuff interchanges, some totally different. All glass interchanges.

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