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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas in February

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Looks like a nice delivery. Post pics!!

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Re: Christmas in February

Love those type packages! Saw a fed-ex truck as i drove by a friends house so i texted to see what kinda goodies he brought me. New bumpers, headlights etc, sadly they were all for the other make of vehicle and a 55 so no good for me. But i did stop and visit a few days later and ran off with his edelbrock carb. At least that will work on my ford! He's adding a dual quad to his car. That is good for me as I've been looking at carbs and now i don't need one.

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Re: Christmas in February

Everything bolted in...
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Re: Christmas in February

Wow! Looks great! So, it appears the Hotchkis stuff did come to market. How does it drive with the new suspension?

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Drives perfectly straight but with more tread on the road, the absence of power steering is more pronounced. Corners are a blast and on/off ramps can be driven at modern speeds. Ride is stiff but not harsh. Definitely drives and feels more like a modern car.
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Drives perfectly straight but with more tread on the road, the absence of power steering is more pronounced. Corners are a blast and on/off ramps can be driven at modern speeds. Ride is stiff but not harsh. Definitely drives and feels more like a modern car.
Now just swap in rack and pinion steering, add electric power assist and you won't be able to tell the difference between old and new.
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A couple of questions if you don't mind. In the picture you posted of the springs side by side, it appears the new one is quite a bit shorter than stock. Can you tell me what size springs you opted for?

Also, was the picture of the car taken after the all the work was complete? It looks like it's still sitting somewhat high if that pic was taken after all the work, so I was wondering how much the lowered springs actually dropped the car.
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There is only one size Hotchkis spring coil on for the '66. And yes it does sit higher than I expected in front. Rear is fine. The photo is after install and is about 14" from wheel center to fender bottom. I'll give it a month or two to settle down (hopefully an inch). If not will cut the springs.
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