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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 09, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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AFCO Leaf Springs?

Have any of you installed AFCO leaf springs (from the Summit catalog) in a first gen.? The spring rates look good, but I'm not sure if they will work.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 09, 09:29 AM
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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

I currently have them in my 69, fit just fine.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 09, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

Eric,
Which spring rate do you have and how's the ride height? Also, how's the ride stiffness? I was thinking of the 175 lb. rate.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 09, 06:13 PM
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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

Check out CarlC's website.
He runs them and likes them...
http://www.geocities.com/casanoc/

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1968 that started life and a 6 banger with a PG. Now it's a 350 with a TKO600, Moser 12 bolt, Speedtech LCA/UCA, ATS Tall Spindles, Hotchkis Springs, Forgeline ZX3P, C5 (Kore3) brakes with other cool stuff from Ron Davis, Vintage Air and soon to be Terminator EFI.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 09, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

Steve,

I'm seeing some kind of fiberglass leafs on Carl's car. Maybe I didn't read close enough?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 09, 07:45 PM
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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

Oops, sorry he has Flex a Form springs....

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Re: AFCO Leaf Springs?

don't go to that website, you'll never leave. very nice


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