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Old 05-12-2019, 04:51 PM
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Default Bubba strikes again.

Only in one coil and not the other.



Presumably the coil on one side was sagging ? I have no idea. Tho I am quite sure this is nothing good.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:38 PM
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Why only one side ? Hmmm. I guess it is possible they popped out of the other side. I find it hard to believe only one side was sagging

Toss in yer $0.02 ?
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Ugly !
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Maybe one isnít seated in the pocket correctly.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:30 PM
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Bubba probably put on some weight. Unless it was on the passenger side. Then it was Bubbas cousin/girlfriend.
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Was this originally a SB Vette, then was fitted with a heavier BB? Instead of installing the stronger big block springs someone . . . . . . . . . .
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:15 PM
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man you guys gotta cut Bubba a break. Just think about how many cars he fixes-i mean works on...
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Hey, i had about a half dozen of those in my 56 ragtop on each side after the 348 was installed, was real nose heavy.
Leveled it out real fast
Take them out and see what happens?
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Iím guessing the Kewpie doll will go to croaker. Iíll be the other spring wasnít seated properly.

Stay tuned.
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Bubba probably put on some weight. Unless it was on the passenger side. Then it was Bubbas cousin/girlfriend.
My vote is cousin/girlfriend

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Old 05-13-2019, 09:05 AM
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Only had enough money to do one side. Was still saving up for the other side but just couldn't scrape the funds together in time.
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the more I read these answers... the more I wonder: WHY ?!?!
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All kidding aside, I did a little bit of digging. If you search eBay for front coil spring adjusters, you get almost 6000 hits. Many of these are for coil overs but a lot look like coil to coil clips rather than the spacer on yours. Itís obviously ďa thing.Ē Maybe one of the forum suspension guys will chime in as to purpose.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:26 AM
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Indeed. It feels like it was a Mr. Gasket thing in the 80s. What surprises me is not only did I not see it till now... but neither did import tech inspection
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I'm embarrassed to admit this, but when I was 16 I had a 64 Impala with 4 of those spacers on each side in the back to fit my Cragar SS wheels. Surprisingly they never came out. Thankfully.
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Cars have gotten lighter? Springs have gotten better? Springs have gotten cheaper for sure. These days, probably majority of hobbyists want car lowered.
Used to be a card of them on counter or on wall at every parts store.
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I'm embarrassed to admit this, but when I was 16 I had a 64 Impala with 4 of those spacers on each side in the back to fit my Cragar SS wheels. Surprisingly they never came out. Thankfully.
1980s ?
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My .02....Bubba put them in to level the front of the car side to side. Is the car fender to ground level right now? Also check that something else in the front suspension is not bent. I had an issue due to the car getting hit on the drivers side. Had to replace a brace to fix.

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:32 PM
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Is it on the right side.
Do you have a/c.
is the car level.
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