RE: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question
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RE: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question



Compare pricing with Eaton springs for example......

 

http://www.eatondetroitspring.com/

 

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill M
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 7:23 AM
To: 62-65 Mopar List
Subject: Re: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question

 

I'll second Ricky's recommendation on ESPO Springs N Things. I've bought several sets of springs from them and been extremely pleased.




Bill M
65 Coronet 500 'vert http://goo.gl/6xUS1
73 Dart Sport, 05 Ram 2500 CTD, 4WD, QC, LB, Laramie
21 Model T Depot Hack, 06 Mazda 3

 

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Hall, Ricky L <ricky.l.hall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A good way to know exactly on your car - go to your local concrete/sand/gravel yard and scale it over both axles.  (Pull half off the scale and stop on the way off).

 

Surprisingly my ’62 wagon is split exactly 50/50.  Scaled 4,080 with 2,040 over the front axle, with driver and full of fuel.  318 Poly.

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Paxton
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 6:57 AM


To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question

 

                As we are talking about rebuilding the front suspension, I was wondering if anyone knows the weight difference between the 318 Poly and a big block like a 383. I’ve got a 65 Belvy II, and was wondering about that. Also if anyone knows the weight distribution between the two?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hall, Ricky L
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:50 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question

 

If you are looking at new rear springs as recommended, here’s a good source both service and price wise.  I did replace the rear springs which on a wagon are already pretty stout, rated at 880# stock, with a 115# rate.  And new U-bolts, bushings and shackles.

 

They also have front end rebuild kits.  I replaced everything with OEM quality rubber, no stiff squeaky urethane for me.  New idler, pitman, tie rods, sleeves.  UCA bushings and ball joints.  LCA bushings and pivot shafts, ball joints, upper and lower bump stops.  Torsion bar adjusters, seals, clips. 

 

http://www.springsnthings.com/

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill M
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 6:31 AM
To: 62-65 Mopar List
Subject: Re: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question

 

I agree...Definitely step up the at least the next size torsion bars. My car is a 381 Poly and I put "383" bars in it. It rides great! Also look into HD ~5 leaf rear springs. Those cars are heavy enough that it won't be a harsh ride.


Bill M
65 Coronet 500 'vert http://goo.gl/6xUS1
73 Dart Sport, 05 Ram 2500 CTD, 4WD, QC, LB, Laramie
21 Model T Depot Hack, 06 Mazda 3

 

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Hall, Ricky L <ricky.l.hall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Oops correction.........  It's all about the positive caster...........

Great time to increase your torsion bar size too - stepping up one size from .88 to .92 dia on my '62 wagon gave it a more compliant and "modern" feel without being too harsh.  Adjustable UCA's will help a lot come alignment time to get positive caster.  I could not get enough positive caster using just the Moog K7039 offset UCA bushings.  You might also consider the adjustable LCA struts.


Good article with specs to hand your alignment shop:

http://www.allpar.com/history/mopar/front-end-alignment.html

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/suspension/mopp_1210_stock_suspension_upgrades/



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From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 3:09 AM
To: New Group Mopar
Subject: Men of Mopar,,Sway bar question

Soon I will be rebuilding the front suspension on my 65 Coronet.
It will be getting stock replacement upper/lower control arms, along with bushings, ball joints,new KYB's, front strut rod bushings and an alignment.
I'm considering a front sway/stabilizer bar hopefully to help control the swaying motion it has when going around tight turns.

Is there anything I should pay attention for, consider before going about it, should I use a particular replacement year,style/model or name brand of sway bar, who has the best price.

Thanks in advance,

Jay Rod.
65 Coronet 500,
440 RB, Engine.

 

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