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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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427 caprice front end rebuild

I am in process of installing my new 475 570 hp big block, in my 69 caprice and need advice on where to buy the bushings, ball joints and other suspension parts. Im looking forward to a whole new season of racing and low 11 sec passes. Thanks for the advice.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 10:36 PM
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Hey Mark,
Just about any of the aftermarket companies have the bushings. I purchased my rebuild kit from PST (polygraphite). Had one little "hitch" with the rearend kit with two bushings being too small, but they rectified it immediately. Also Classic Muscle(Modern Chevrolet in North Carolina) might have GM replacements.
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You would try Kanter, PST (Performance Suspension Technology), or Hotchkiss who is a site supporter. I'd bet YearOne and The Paddock have them too.

Do you know if you want rubber bushings or poly-urethane? After 2 vehicles using poly, I prefer rubber actually. I'd then use swaybar and spring selection to improve handling.
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You would try Kanter, PST (Performance Suspension Technology), or Hotchkiss who is a site supporter. I'd bet YearOne and The Paddock have them too.

Do you know if you want rubber bushings or poly-urethane? After 2 vehicles using poly, I prefer rubber actually. I'd then use swaybar and spring selection to improve handling.
I already have the rear suspension setup, but I want to go through the front end again it was done in 2001, but I want to losen the front end up some because of the weight over the front end, thanks Mark
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Hey Mark,
Just about any of the aftermarket companies have the bushings. I purchased my rebuild kit from PST (polygraphite). Had one little "hitch" with the rearend kit with two bushings being too small, but they rectified it immediately. Also Classic Muscle(Modern Chevrolet in North Carolina) might have GM replacements.
Gary
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If you just want stock replacement try NAPA. If you want to loosen it up,just put some 6 cyl springs in it and take off the front sway bar.

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If you just want stock replacement try NAPA. If you want to loosen it up,just put some 6 cyl springs in it and take off the front sway bar.
I ordered up the parts from Kanter, I have removed the sway bar already, it hooks pretty good with the small block, but the weight on front with the big block worries me.
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The 6 cyl Belair's and Biscayne's didn't come with swaybars and quite a few of them have been converted to big blocks.

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You would try Kanter, PST (Performance Suspension Technology), or Hotchkiss who is a site supporter.
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