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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 06, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Leaf spring insulator pads

Is it OK to remove these? Can't the get traction bar angle correct with my wedges.

'70 Nova, 355 ci, Edelbrock heads #6089, 64cc, 9.8-1 compression, Hyd roller cam 230/236 .510/.520, Scorpion roller rockers, RPM intake, Holley #3310, 1 5/8 Hookers, 2 1/2 exhaust w/ Spintech mufflers, Super T-10 4 speed
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Re: Leaf spring insulator pads

No, do not remove them. Your traction bar "caltracs?' should be able to swivel to the needed angle. The wedges I think you are referring to ( to correct pinion angle?) can be placed between spring pad and insulator . I presume you have a multi leaf?

Thinking about this more, I guess if you were setting car up for strip, they coud be removed provided you install new perches and lower plates.

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Re: Leaf spring insulator pads

It's been so long but I'm running hotchkis springs without the upper pad and it's no problem. I am running the lower one but the way I had the big hole in the spring pad welded and drilled for pin (spring) location and the rear height I wanted required going without the upper. No adverse effects have been noticed over several years...

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Re: Leaf spring insulator pads

Calvert racing says not to use the pads.I talked with them last Thursday when I ordered my Caltracs.Mopars and Fords dont use pads.You need to use a spacer to make up for the space between the mounting brackets and springs.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 06, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaf spring insulator pads

Thank for the replies! I'm just running a set of old slapper bars. I'll just make up the plate to take up the clearance. This should work for me!

'70 Nova, 355 ci, Edelbrock heads #6089, 64cc, 9.8-1 compression, Hyd roller cam 230/236 .510/.520, Scorpion roller rockers, RPM intake, Holley #3310, 1 5/8 Hookers, 2 1/2 exhaust w/ Spintech mufflers, Super T-10 4 speed

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