Nova Front Coil Spring?

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Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by econo racer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:31 am

My Nova weighs approx 3800 lbs. with me 225 lb. BBC steel head 12 bolt glide.mostly restored interior 6 Point rollbar.frame tied. No fiberglass panels .period. 80 % track. runs on pump gas avg. 6.9-6.8 1/8th. My coil spring on the drivers side looks like it shifted over,making the new ball joint cocked. I played with it on the street and I think I got a 1 foot wheelie then came down hard. Only 60 fts 1.57 ave. I put New 6 cyl springs in front a while back. The car came with ac. They say the springs are different. The big problem is I have no way to scale it to see what springs I need to buy> Big battery in trunk sometimes 2. Full 12 gallon fuel cell. It pulls some to the right doing 100 mph. Car used to ride like Grandmas at 130 mph. :D

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by tenxal » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:03 am

So....what's the question?

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by econo racer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:24 pm

OH sorry. Could the spring have came out of its spot? I cannot see anything broken.

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by tenxal » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:51 pm

Do you have a travel limiter and a rebound snubber?

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by econo racer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:24 am

No travel limiter but do have the bottom snubber still there.

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by Brian P » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:47 am

Jack the front of the car up. If the spring is not preloaded and/or guided to prevent it from escaping, it can escape.

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Re: Nova Front Coil Spring?

Post by pdq67 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:33 pm

My 1st Gen. Camaro's front coil, "clicked", up top because when I R&R'd it to install BJ's, I didn't get the top spring, "pig-tail", in its correct location.

No biggie, but a pain to do that one a second time.

And fwiw, our bought new '75 Monza 2+2 had a front coil that wasn't seated from the factory right and clicked.

I took it in three times and the first two times, the Tech oiled it and it wouldn't click for like a week!

The last time I got hostile with the Service Writer and told him to pull the A-Arm and install the spring right and if he didn't want to do it, get me a phone and I would call the Regional Manager and get it done! Needless to say it was done right! And as a side note, my classmate was their Parts Guy and I asked him to watch the repair and when I got back, he told me they pulled the A-Arm and fixed it right! He stood behind the counter and watched them because they were in the bay in front of him...

Some fucking people and you pay good money for a new warranted car!!

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