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Neat F-Body photo from Hemmings from the 1980's

Discussion in 'F-J-M: Volare, Diplomat, etc, 1977-89' started by Fast Eddie, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
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    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    starting in 78 these were much better cars the GMs mid size.
     
  3. 76 Beeper

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    The traction bars must have been for looks as they don't work on a Mopar.
     
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    Sorry....why would they not work???
     
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    Traction bars can actually interfere with the way the spring is designed to work to provide the best traction. With the shorter front section on a Mopar there jus isn't the benefit people think.
    Mopar's suspension books recommended a pinion snubber instead of traction bars.
     
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    Dick Landy ran a snubber only on his AFX Dodge. Simple, effective. Front of Mopar suspension did little flex. Flexing was done in the rear. Almost never saw axle hop like the competition.
     
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    Isn't that interesting, learn something new everyday, thanks Lads!!
     
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    Worst rear axle hop I saw was first gen Mustang with Hypo 289. I have seen tires 3 inches off the ground. Axle was moving to and fro too. Really hard on drivelines.
     
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    You might like this video. Watch rear springs on Chrysler when going over the rails. Note how long the back is. About 2/3rds of the spring is behind the axle and the front (not seen) has multiple layers that almost create a torque rod.


    View: https://youtu.be/lz0YL503HN4
     
  10. NWbyNW

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    Cool vintage car and photo! :)
     

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