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Technical Hairpin Lengths ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by nailheadroadster, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. nailheadroadster
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    I am looking for a set of chrome hairpins that are 32" long (without the clevis and tierod end hardware) to replace a set that is on the roadster now.

    I've looked all over and I'm having no luck with that particular length.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tfeverfred
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    Hey, Nailhead! If you can't locate them contact Ron Pope at RPM 865-932-7541. He can make them any length and style you need. You'll have to get them chromed, but at least you'll have them. Tell him Fred sent ya.;)

    Oh....... front or rear?
     
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  3. mountainman2
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    Speedway Part # 91645111
     
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  5. mountainman2
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    Which opens another can of worms......Speedway shows three styles...."total performance style", "curtis-style" and "hairpin style" (which 91645111 looks like). So what is true "hairpin" style; curtis with round end or those with tapered ends? I don't know. o_O
     
  6. tfeverfred
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    The "Curtis" style has the round end. In my opinion, everything else is a radius rod.
     
  7. mountainman2
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    That's what I always thought until Speedway confused me. But I am getting older and more easily confused.:(
     
  8. nailheadroadster
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    Great info, thanks gents!

    FRED!!!! How ya been????
     
  9. Manager
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    I think you will find that most of them have the thread tapped a long way in on the clevis ends so you can shorten them a bit..
     
  10. butch27
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    CCR says the longer the better it handles.
     
  11. tfeverfred
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    Doing great, man. Doing great.
     
  12. mgtstumpy
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    The longer the hairpin, the shallower the travel arc is
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