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Rattiac

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #480 on: September 11, 2019, 10:41:00 PM »
Test drive complete and very happy with the new rear leafspring's. 😎
Sits up a bit higher in the back now. 👍
The only thing I need now is some modern shocks back there.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 10:43:15 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #481 on: September 12, 2019, 07:08:57 AM »
Looks good!
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #482 on: September 22, 2019, 08:57:22 PM »
Im glad it's not sagging on that side anymore.
Seems to handle better and stay straight in the lane.

3rd brake light is wired up and looking great.
I thought about going to a 2" LED but I think this is subtle.

Starting to tear out the rear floor right now.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #483 on: September 25, 2019, 08:09:01 PM »
Looking good! You're not wasting any time.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #484 on: September 25, 2019, 08:17:51 PM »
Thanks Chopper.

New parts are in. 8)
Monroe air shocks for a 1980 Chevy Malibu and the parallel air line kit from summit racing
Rear upper shock bar for 35-40 Ford
Lower shock mounts adjustable , both from speedway.

The bar is a 43" width and the frame
is near 40-1/2" wide.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #485 on: September 25, 2019, 10:14:07 PM »
Looks like it'll do the trick!
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #486 on: September 26, 2019, 02:07:48 PM »
Goodbye old "ride control" system.
These were toast. One side worked only on rebound and the other worked only on compression even with new oil.  :o



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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #487 on: October 02, 2019, 09:52:20 PM »
Since I have the rear floor out, I think im going to "re-do" the sub-framing while im in there along with more reinforcement to the seat mounts.
Wasn't happy with that. :-[

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #488 on: October 03, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
Goodbye old "ride control" system.
These were toast. One side worked only on rebound and the other worked only on compression even with new oil.  :o



Looks more like "ride out of control"! You are going to love those new shocks!
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #489 on: October 03, 2019, 02:56:22 PM »
Since I have the rear floor out, I think im going to "re-do" the sub-framing while im in there along with more reinforcement to the seat mounts.
Wasn't happy with that. :-[

Just think of the car as a "continuous work in progress", they are never done.  Always bugs to peel off, oil to change and the occasional wash and wax ,  even if just in primer.

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #490 on: October 13, 2019, 08:47:03 PM »
Was able to get the shock bar in easily. The frame gets wider in the rear. 
Now the exhaust, brake and gas needs to be moved.

Measurements.
20.5" -- extended
12.75" -- collapsed
7.75" -- travel

Axle has 5.75" uptravel before bumpstops.
The bar is mounted as high as I can get it in the frame.

With the lower mount at it's lowest position I'll have 4" downtravel left on the shock at ride height.
I may have to add a 1" bumpstop.

Also I need to space out the shock on the lower mount.
It's a bit close.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 08:55:06 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Reply #491 on: October 14, 2019, 02:42:19 PM »
I accidentally kinked the fuel line trying to get it out of the way and started leaking gas. 😠
So it'll be a week or so before I can do any welding.

 


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