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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TX390AMX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/11/2018 at 4:54pm
Stephen,
  I've sent a PM with the info you requested. Yes, it's possible to remove/install the front springs without the weight of the engine, you just need some other form of ballast. A couple of very hefty friends, or, as I did, several concrete mix bags and one hefty friend. I sent my phone # with the PM, just call if you need clarification or encouragement. The spring tool will be on it's way to you on Monday. No need for money, you just send them back when done.

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the ones that galvins sell are mine. I am starting on a new batch next week, he should have them back in stock by the end of sep.

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With the engine and transmission out it's easy to remove the springs in a trunnion car without compressing them as there isn't much tension on them. However to reinstall them they have to be compressed. I take them to a spring shop which compresses and bands them for $40 a pair. You can then put them in position, bring up the lower control arm/trunnion to hold them in place, then snip the steel bands.
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