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I am not sure if this is going to work or not but I finally have a picture of the old Gal with her new shoes. The yellow 68' Maro in the background stomped my a$$ later draging across the 15th Street bridge. My n2o was empty so he has offered me a rerun when the bottle is full and the new engine is in. I don't think it will be enough though. Well here it goes, I am going try to paste the pict.



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Ok, It didn't work. What did I do wrong?
 

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HA! Got it to work. The problem was my fat fingers.
 

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Thanks. 16" still looks small though. Atleast with torque thrust II's I can go bigger in the back later without having to buy 4 new wheels like this time.
 

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FE: I am heading over to the machine shop as I go to lunch to see how we're coming on my 433 stroker. That and a 100 hp shot of n2o outta level the playing field a wee bit. I wish I had spent the extra money and went with 17" on the front and 18" on the back. Hindsight is 20/20.
 

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Wheels look great mate.

Have to agree with FE on tire size. Another inch or two in height will absolutly nail it.

Damn, your car looks good.
 

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Thanks Fat64. I have to disagree with bigger rubber though. I wanted the low profile look...and it still isn't enough. The rear tires are as large as I could go even in a 16" Kelley Charger tire. But I'll take the opinion gladly.
 

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I pm'd you but the car is currently riding on the original springs so it is probably sitting about 2 to 3 inches lower than OEM spec. I ordered, and just received, new coils and leaf springs that have been lowered by 2 inches. If anybody needs coils or leaf springs get a hold of Eaton spring. Dearborn Classics was over $200.00 for the coils and 6 weeks. Eaton was $169.00 and in my driveway less than a week later with the leaf springs too.
 

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Nice looking wheels, I agree with Eaton springs, I have them on the Front of mine, had them on the back till I swaped them for Espo wagon springsn to get some rake for that hard to kill 60s and 70s look. If anybody needs some stock rear 65 Eaton springs with barely any use, I have them.
 

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I don't remember how much the springs were. I haven't taken them out of the boxes yet so I'd have to check the packing slip. Give them a call at 1-313-963-3839 and ask for Gary.
 
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