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Hot Rods '60 Falcon with a straight axle spring question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirttoo, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. dirttoo
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    I built a 1960 Falcon with a Speedway straight axle kit. The front leaf springs are way to stiff and I would like to remove one or two leaves to soften the ride. When I bounce the front the only movement is in the tires. Anybody know which one/s to remove. Thanks
     
  2. We usually remove the shorter ones, It seems to have less stress on the main leaf eyes.
    SPEEDY
     
  3. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
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    Is the engine in the car? If not you need to add the weight before making any changes.
     
  4. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    You need stiff springs to absorb the *bang* when you pull the front end 2 feet in the air and the weight of a blown big block comes down hard.
     

  5. dirttoo
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    I only got a small block Chevy in it but I still hope to yank 'em up some. I figured a little stiff was good but I'm sure its quite a bit too stiff now.
     

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