64Nail

Rear coil springs...where to buy??

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So... it seems that there is only front springs available for my 1964 Riviera.

Anyone have a source for rears?

 

Also looks like the centre link isn’t available... just rebuildable

 

The $fun$ continues!

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Got all four of mine from Coil Spring Specialties. Great service, decent price, and turnaround was good as well.

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I have a used center link from a 52K mile '64 Riv. if interested. The ends are nice & tight like new.   I will install grease fittings so it should NEVER wear out.  The ONLY THING I have to caution about is to ONLY USE A HAND GREASE GUN WHEN LUBING.   If a high pressure gun is used, like at most oil change places & garages,  it will blow it apart.

Would be the same if you had yours rebuilt.  The center link was NOT provided with grease fittings from the factory for this reason since it doesn't require the same amount of movement that other suspension components use/need.

 

Tom T.

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2 hours ago, jframe said:

Got all four of mine from Coil Spring Specialties. Great service, decent price, and turnaround was good as well.

 

2 hours ago, jframe said:

Got all four of mine from Coil Spring Specialties. Great service, decent price, and turnaround was good as well.

Thanks Jframe

i just ordered springs from Coil Spring Specialties 

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I had Coil Spring Specialties make my rear springs. Eaton Springs and Jamco are also vendors you can source springs from.

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My rear springs are from Coil Spring Specialties, fronts are MOOG from NAPA. There is not a lot of weight on those rear springs and the Coil Spring Specs were the third set to get it down to the right height.

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64 Nail,

 

   i take it your not interested in a good used center link.   IF you are let me know as I have someone esle looking for one ALSO & I feel you have "1st. rite of refusal".

 

Tom T.

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I’ve Just got the riv back from the mechanic, he replaced the tire rod ends in the ball joints and now the centre link seems pretty solid.

 

thanks for the offer tho

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coil spring specialties, we have Kevin make the GS springs for us all of the time and mate them with the bilstein gas shocks

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George,

 

When you contact Coil Spring Specialties, do you refer to the H2 suspension package spring, or does Coil Spring Specialties not realize that Gran Sport did not come with the suspension package unless ordrered separately.  Have they begun to generalize that all Gran Sports came with the H2 suspension as part of the A9 Gran Sport package?  This is definitely a misnomer.

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From my conversations with CSS, there's no need to specify GS or H2.  Rather, talk in terms of spring rates.  They can (they say) make you a set of springs at a specified rate that will put your car within 1/4" of the target height.  Which means that if you want something firmer than H2, or something between standard and H2, you can have that.  Why not get exactly what you want?

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Kevin and I have referred to the h2 suspension package springs as GS springs for the longest time, just our nomenclature together.  The springs lower the height of the car to (measured from the ground to the middle of the fender lip)  to 24 inches front 23 inches rear. Gives the car a good stance and certainly improves the handling.  The Bilstein shocks are multivalved so really control the dampening action

 

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