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    First Post, 32 Vicky questions

     



    This is my as the title says first post, I'm a gear head have been all of my life. Need some information I have an all steel non chopped full fender 1932 Vicky. Have owned it probably 10 years maybe longer, has about 6,000 miles on the build. I am reworking it changing the engine trans and rear, simply said I want it to be different than it is. What I don't know is what rate coil over springs should I be using front and rear. It will have a Blown Ardun (built by Don Ferguson). a 4L60E overdrive and a 3.89 9 inch posi rear. Has four link rear and Heidt front. Always seemed to be sprung a little soft to me.
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    Welcome to the club. Good to see you here.
    Would you know the weights? Front & Rear? Or have you ever had the car on any scale? If you have the combined weight, you can rough estimate the front to be 60% of that number and the rear 40% of that number. The next question will be what is in the car now for springs? Are they coils
    or leafs? There are also estimators at sites like Speedway / AFCO, for the coils, those will get you into the ballpark and you can always replace with a firmer or softer spring once you establish where it is now.

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    Welcome to CHR! A set of scales is the best way to figure spring rates, if you know of any local circle burners they would probably be able to help you locate a set to put your car on so you can get the correct rate springs the first time!
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    Welcome to CHR! I can't add anything that Mike & Dave didn't suggest, other than we'd love to see pictures of the project when you get a round to it!
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    OK, I can find a scale, could I weigh the individual corners or should i weigh the whole car. Once I know the weight and figure the 60/40 numbers what do I do with the result. Sorry just not a chassis guy, the car has coil overs on all four corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Welcome to CHR! I can't add anything that Mike & Dave didn't suggest, other than we'd love to see pictures of the project when you get a round to it!
    Tell me how to load the pictures and I'll post some of both the 32 and 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsinor View Post
    Tell me how to load the pictures and I'll post some of both the 32 and 40.
    I hooked to an old link, but found that it references PhotoBucket, and they got really pissy about their fees so here's the way to post from your Pictures folder, limited to five pictures in any post. You may have to reduce the size if you took high resolution shots. This list was put together by someone else, copied and pasted here.

    1. Name the pictures you want to post some easy name in your "pictures folder" somewhere in your computer or write their ID on paper.

    2. Log on to the thread you want to post on and click on the little blue button on "post reply" at the lower left of the page.

    3. Type in anything you want since you can edit it after posting the picture and clean up spelling etc.

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    7. Click on "Select files" at the bottom of the box and a box will appear refering to your computer. Now navigate in your disc files till you get to the exact folder where the picture that you want to post is.

    8. Look at your list or remember the name of your picture and enter it in the line below the file window and click to enter it. The name should come up in the "add files" window. You can do this for five pictures in a row.

    9. At the bottom of the "add files" window click on "upload files" and wait about 10 seconds.

    10. At the bottom right click on "insert inline" and wait until the number is "0", then click on "done".

    11. click on "preview post" to check the order of the pictures, and drag & drop the files to revise as you wish. When happy click "submit".

    ***** If you type the text directly the pictures will appear at the top of your post, If you want to put the pictures at the bottom of the text start your post with a few blank lines. Once you get it to work you won't need this list and there are probably other pathways, but this is the only way I have found/learned. Good Luck!
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    Once you have a known weight value, and you can measure what is in the car now, use this link and on the left side is says "Select your vehicle", with the known info you have you can review what AFCO suggests and compare what you have and choose a spring that more closely matches what you're trying to do.

    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/...25-16-306-7512

    having the height, spring thickness (of a single coil) and ID / OD will get you closer to a spring your looking for. And you may have to disassemble a spring/shook to get a true height. Usually the thickness of the wire used to make the spring will help define the weight rating. And I found that for me the AFCO selector gives a spring that is to heavy, I like a lighter rating to get a smoother ride.

    Hope it helps.
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    Thank You, I appreciate the input. Will be taking the coil overs apart pretty soon as most the re-fabrication is done. Now I need to get everything on the chassis and firewall painted and back together.
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    Second set of questions, my car currently has staggered wheels 14 front 15 rear. I plan to change those to a different wheel all 15 or all 16. Tires in the size I want are available for both wheel sizes. Is there one particular size that looks better, they will be Halibrand kidney bean look alike wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsinor View Post
    Second set of questions, my car currently has staggered wheels 14 front 15 rear. I plan to change those to a different wheel all 15 or all 16. Tires in the size I want are available for both wheel sizes. Is there one particular size that looks better, they will be Halibrand kidney bean look alike wheels.
    I would recommend going 16's, because tires for 15" and smaller (other than rugged tread, off-road tires) are becoming harder and harder to find. 16" seems to be the new "small size wheel", but you still get a decent sidewall height so they look OK. You'll increase your tire options.
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    This is an old picture but the only side view shot I have of the car, its almost fourteen years old as you can tell by the date stamp. I want the front end up about two inches without air gap on the fender and a different wheel look all together. any photo shoppers out there that can add unpolished Halibrand kidney beans to this picture?1.jpg
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    This car has a Heidt super ride II front suspension, anybody know of any optional spindles for raising the ride height. Heidt is no help.
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