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donkost, The GTO was a 70 with a 400 Ram Air engine. I remember what looked like a grey foam block on top of the air cleaner with holes in the middle for the air cleaner and smaller ones on the side for the two "Nostrils" on the hood. Didn't have the  more engineered look the Ford ram air systems had, But it worked cause that car ran like stink! He had replaced just about everything that would unbolt on the rear suspension. When he purchased the replacement differential assembly he also made a deal with the salvage yard to get the entire rear suspension from the donor car. That and switching from the Goodyear Polyglas to Firestone Wide ovals helped some but didn't eliminate the problem enough for him to keep the car. He finally sold it and bought a 396 Nova that was about as quick!


No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
(09-24-2018, 04:40 PM)clevelandcoupe Wrote:
(09-24-2018, 11:13 AM)Jean-Pierre Wrote: Hi Guys, I'm back  Big Grin

So, I changed my shock absorbers by KYB. The news ones were 3cm shorter so I was happy thinking that the back of the car was going to go down but not realy... 
However, I had a hard time depositing the old ones. I also had to dismount the fixing of the springs to take them out.
I see the shackle too but that's the stock dimension (90mm spacing)
So, there I don't know what to do anymore...
Change the shackles by shorter ones or put a rear end lowering kit...

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I would check the measurements on the shackles. I know they make extended ones. Your shackles look to to be only lightly rusted.
Just a thought......

On the frame, we still see the brand of leaf springs. I think they were fixed with shorter shackles before...

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I can see the mark on the rail. Given how much the shackles move, I wouldn't run anything shorter.

If you want it lower, change the springs.

Hi guy's,

Finally, I put a rear end lowering kit and the résult has not bad at all...

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(11-14-2018, 12:01 AM)Jean-Pierre Wrote: Hi guy's,

Finally, I put a rear end lowering kit  and the résult has not bad at all...

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 That looks better!!

I learn something new every day!
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