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I ordered Big Block springs for Ventura II   Install Monday   I like the car sitting up.. The headers hit everything  It sits 24 inches from fender lip   Here is photo of my 69Nova with BB springs  Sat  27 inches...   Ever see a Yenko LT1 Nova "restored" The seem to set them way too high... Carl

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I restored a 69 Nova SS with a SB and air back in the 80's.  In researching parts, I ask for BB springs and I was told the air cars had BB springs.  Or at least in the aftermarget industry there were only two springs available (SB) or (BB,SB w/AC).  I bought all Moog parts for the front end of the car including the BB springs.  After it was all back together, I was a little disappointed that the front end didn't really set much, if any, higher than it did with the 18 yr old springs we took out.
By the way, that car was Cranberry red with a black vinyl top so it looks quite a bit like the car in your post.
The only cars I've seen set that high have some assist other than just springs to get there.

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I restored a 69 Nova SS with a SB and air back in the 80's.  In researching parts, I ask for BB springs and I was told the air cars had BB springs.  Or at least in the aftermarget industry there were only two springs available (SB) or (BB,SB w/AC).  I bought all Moog parts for the front end of the car including the BB springs.  After it was all back together, I was a little disappointed that the front end didn't really set much, if any, higher than it did with the 18 yr old springs we took out.
By the way, that car was Cranberry red with a black vinyl top so it looks quite a bit like the car in your post.
The only cars I've seen set that high have some assist other than just springs to get there.



        Thanks    I,m hoping for 2.5 inches  that would be perfect for me    You are correct on the real high cars   they must use a spacer or 2

 



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forespeed wrote:

I restored a 69 Nova SS with a SB and air back in the 80's.  In researching parts, I ask for BB springs and I was told the air cars had BB springs.  Or at least in the aftermarget industry there were only two springs available (SB) or (BB,SB w/AC).  I bought all Moog parts for the front end of the car including the BB springs.  After it was all back together, I was a little disappointed that the front end didn't really set much, if any, higher than it did with the 18 yr old springs we took out.
By the way, that car was Cranberry red with a black vinyl top so it looks quite a bit like the car in your post.
The only cars I've seen set that high have some assist other than just springs to get there.



        Thanks    I,m hoping for 2.5 inches  that would be perfect for me    You are correct on the real high cars   they must use a spacer or 2

 



yup-they always want another 2 1/2 inches !

in high school I needed another two and a half inches so I twisted those Canadian Tire aluminum blocks into the front coils of my 72 Lemans Sport-they did the job and stayed there.

 



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Canadians always seem to like the 4 x 4 look!  rofl.gif

 



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For driving in the snow.

Wonder if the Cheetah had optional grip tires???

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I am old school   Always trying to get it up...



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i like old school. keep the 20 in rims and fart cans for the newer crowd

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427carl wrote:

 

forespeed wrote:

I restored a 69 Nova SS with a SB and air back in the 80's.  In researching parts, I ask for BB springs and I was told the air cars had BB springs.  Or at least in the aftermarget industry there were only two springs available (SB) or (BB,SB w/AC).  I bought all Moog parts for the front end of the car including the BB springs. didn't really set much, if any, higher than it did with the 18 yr old springs we took out.


Sept 14-09   I ordered ACDELCO BB-A/C springs, and shocks, and sway bar links...  I dropped car off at 8am  I drove car onto lift at 8:15  I left......They called at 9:30 ...CAR WAS DONE!   saved shocks and sway bar links!!  I was impressed!!!!     

 


 



 



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Canadians always seem to like the 4 x 4 look!  rofl.gif

 



   Did you see the Acadian just joined?   sits nice  ................. and high  lol

 



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Sept 14-09   I ordered ACDELCO BB-A/C springs, and shocks, and sway bar links...  I dropped car off at 8am  I drove car onto lift at 8:15  I left......They called at 9:30 ...CAR WAS DONE!   saved shocks and sway bar links!!  I was impressed!!!!     

 



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 before  24 inches  headers hit everything!!



 



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26.75 inches  Perfect!Sept 2009 011.jpg

 



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I like it!


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thanks  I told you, I liked how your car was "UP" ....

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looks great !

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thanks    I am going to black out the grille(s)   and get some chrome Arcadian wheels and tires...  I have a new dash to install, and put guages in better place.or get Arcadian guages,  and add Arcadian A/C  Bolt on the slicks and run 10's  also need 427 emblems for front fenders

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thanks    I am going to black out the grille(s)   and get some chrome Arcadian wheels and tires...  I have a new dash to install, and put guages in better place.or get Arcadian guages,  and add Arcadian A/C  Bolt on the slicks and run 10's  also need 427 emblems for front fenders

-- Edited by 427carl on Thursday 17th of September 2009 10:13:47 PM



I like it the way it is

 



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yes sir   biggrin

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Looks great Carl

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67BBSD wrote:

I like it the way it is



Ditto.

 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

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I like it the way it is

 


Ditto.

 



   Thanks   its a Ventura II   Chevy powered Pontiac     very rare

 



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