Re: Any 3 or 4 link 67-68 Camaro's on here with a back seat(s)?
You are so right, there are many tradeoffs to consider. I have built and run full parallel 4-links, triangulated 4-links (converge at top of axle), torque arm 3-links and various traction devices on leaf packs. Each has its own advantage/disadvantage on each application, usually dictated by available space and target agenda. Now that our local dragstrip is confirmed as closed down for good, my needs for a weekend drag car are all but eliminated. I’ve been running multipack leafs with SouthSide Machine lift bars for a while now while I research what works best on a first gen Camaro where cornering is more important. We do have a local chapter of the SCCA running nearby which has caught my interest. If I proceed with all the modifications I am personally interested in, I may not qualify for a class I’d be competitive in without simply running against my own numbers (not that this would be bad, but…).
Anyway, long story short, I’m really interested in the Satchel 4-link design where the bottom links converge under the back seat and the top links run parallel to each other on top. This seems to hold all the tradeoffs I am interested in but space is of a concern, hanging the top bars behind the axle and a lack of applied literature keeps me cautious. I have built enough triangulated 4-links for hydraulic/air-bag/off-road vehicles to feel comfortable with the geometry. While they do eventually bind, it is far beyond anything usable with the Camaro unless I ran extremely short links.
Have you looked into the Satchel 4-link as a possibility? I am also seriously considering the 3-link with a watts and breaking the back seat into two buckets. It's hard to find a bucket seat though that doesnt eliminate foot space and made of something comfortable.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: (0-60 in 5s, 1/4 in 13.22s) 350ci, th-350, open 2.73 8.2", 295/60 rears, QA1 12 way rear & front w/coil adjusters. In Garage: 415ci roller stroker, Tremec TKO-600, 1350 D-shaft and ...
Last edited by SoCalFirstGen; Jan 25th, 06 at 04:51 PM.