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Author Topic:   Different car, still has leafs, what is better?
rnoswal53
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted February 03, 2005 07:08 AM  
It looks like I will be getting a more modern modified. Metric front end and leaf rear. It is a floater and the previous owner put single landrums on both sides and has the coils sitting on the top of the rear end. I still like the floater set up on the rr with a coil slider and then the chrysler stacked leafs on the lr and get rid of the coil set up on that side. Theis also has a 3rd member torque link. From what I have read, I don't really need this and should just let the leafs do the torque work.

Is that the better way to go or should I leave some of it attatched on the rear end.

Thanks
Russ

It's an American Made chassis, done locally I guess.

mdsteacher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted February 04, 2005 08:13 PM  
Let the leaf springs do their work. Torque link might bind up the leaf spring movement.

rnoswal53
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted February 04, 2005 08:58 PM  
Ok, that is what either you or somebody else posted in another area, but I wasn't sure. I still want to make the rr a floater and put a stack on the lr and the slider on a floater on the rr. The rear end on this car is a genuine floater so that will help with putting the parts I need on the axle housing.

The car is an American Racer and looks very nice. I don't know the year, but maybe the builder put a date on the frame somewhere.

I can hardly wait!!

Russ

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