new leaf springs installed--doesnt look right?
I just installed new monoleaf springs (Ridetech composite with Delrin bushings)--1967. Before dropping the car back on the ground:
1. The front spring bolt was torqued to 70 ft lbs (cant leave it loose because it gets tucked up into perch). 2. Rear shackle bolts were left loose 3. The lower spring/shock mounting plate was snugged to keep locator pins in position.
After the car was on the ground: 1.Tightened the spring/shock plate to 55 ft lbs incrementally while alternating the pattern. 3. Rear shackles bolts were torqued to 55 ft lbs.
In the pictures, the outer holes of the lower mounting plates, there is a U bolt on the outside and individual bolts on the inside.
Does the angle look right? Notice the thread length in front bolts is longer than rear bolts.
1967 Camaro RS 350, muncie
1970 Chevelle 454, 200 4r
Last edited by jcor12; Dec 14th, 18 at 02:23 PM.