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22mafeja
Posted 2020-03-04 3:40 AM (#595175)
Subject: IS THIS THE FINAL RAKE...


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I have noticed from pictures of these that if you draw a line at the under side of the door and it goes through both hub centers , it is optimal in my eyes...



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ToMopar
Posted 2020-03-04 6:13 AM (#595177 - in reply to #595175)
Subject: Re: IS THIS THE FINAL RAKE...



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Hi Ralf,

yes, this Line looks best. It looks as you prepared for the coming season. Do you planning for Lidköping/Sweden?
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60 Imp
Posted 2020-03-04 6:53 AM (#595182 - in reply to #595175)
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Nice tip. I will use this reference to check my Imperial when it is next out of my shed. Thanks Ralf, I will post pic. Steve.
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finsruskw
Posted 2020-03-04 8:59 AM (#595191 - in reply to #595175)
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I love it!!
Looks great in the snow.
Reminds me of my 56 D-500 one winter back in '64
We need a new thread.....

MoPars in The Snow

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1960fury
Posted 2020-03-04 9:32 AM (#595196 - in reply to #595191)
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The rake looks okay^ (level) but I would lower it.



finsruskw - 2020-03-04 8:59 AM

I love it!!
Looks great in the snow.
Reminds me of my 56 D-500 one winter back in '64
We need a new thread.....

MoPars in The Snow


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60 dart
Posted 2020-03-04 4:00 PM (#595215 - in reply to #595175)
Subject: Re: IS THIS THE FINAL RAKE...



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a slight rake in the rear is the most logical and the way they were back in the day . just think , if one has a car sitting level at the rockers , putting
people in the back seat would make it nose up ------------------------------------later

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1960fury
Posted 2020-03-04 4:36 PM (#595218 - in reply to #595175)
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Of course level with a full tank, but nothing more. Of course it depends, but I'd be willing to bet the the majority of cars like this (esp. 2ds) are driven 95+% with no one in the back seat. So why adjust for back seat passengers? Nose up is not better than nose down and why drive around with the nose down all the time? Especially since these cars certainly do not need more weight on the front axle. Nose down shifts weight to the front.
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22mafeja
Posted 2020-03-04 4:47 PM (#595219 - in reply to #595175)
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Sometimes when people put new leaf spring package they imo destroy the looks of their car when the rear gets up in the skies....ouch.
I doubt my backseat will be fully loaded at any moment in the future..

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2020-03-04 10:08 PM (#595237 - in reply to #595219)
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Just about every FL car I have ever rebuilt to driver status, I lower about 2", with a slight
nose-up stance. Running 15" wheels offsets this lowering a bit, but the whole idea is the
aesthetics of how the cars stands and how the wheels fill the wells. I hate cars with their
axx in the air, a result of seeing these poor cars fall into the hands of trailerpark trash back
in the day, who jacked them up in the back, thinking that was "cool". You are correct about
new springs often being supplied oversprung and looking bad. I build spring sets from old
leaves, adding more long ones to stiffen the pack, but not getting the lift that the oversprung
new springs give.
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1960fury
Posted 2020-03-05 7:06 AM (#595246 - in reply to #595175)
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I always thought longitudinal sway bars would be a great thing. Has there ever been a car with such a thing?
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58coupe
Posted 2020-03-05 11:51 AM (#595254 - in reply to #595175)
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Sid, the closest car to that concept was I believe early 50s Packard with torsion bars front and rear.
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57burb
Posted 2020-03-05 12:21 PM (#595257 - in reply to #595254)
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Dang, I'm too low!



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1960fury
Posted 2020-03-05 1:47 PM (#595263 - in reply to #595257)
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57burb - 2020-03-05 12:21 PM

Dang, I'm too low! :laugh:


If you can drive it that way, there is no such thing.
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1960fury
Posted 2020-03-05 3:20 PM (#595277 - in reply to #595254)
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58coupe - 2020-03-05 11:51 AM

Sid, the closest car to that concept was I believe early 50s Packard with torsion bars front and rear.


Yes, I googled it! But... it does not work the way I always thought it should, or exactly the other way around, IF it's described correctly in this vid. IMO an upward pressure on the front wheel should provide an upward pressure on the rear wheel too, otherwise It would make things worse and increase nose dip during braking and with the rear end loaded it would increase unwanted nose up rake. ????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sPHLCcEafY
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22mafeja
Posted 2020-03-08 3:51 AM (#595390 - in reply to #595257)
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No Danny , you have the perfect ride height for a light custom. Here in Finland we have speed bumps that makes it impossible to go so low...at least without contact.
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