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 Post subject: Ruined leaf springs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:32 pm 
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When my dad and I were swapping to a 9" ford in our small block LUV, we took two leaf springs out of the pack, and bolted on a set of slapper bars. After hot rodding it around a little bit, the remaining springs are now look like an "S"...that's no good. Are there any interchangeable leaf spring packs that would work in the LUV in lieu of actual LUV springs? Are there any other alternatives? Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruined leaf springs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:59 pm 
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I have about the same setup on my truck. My 307 doesn't seem to have caused a problem. My 9 inch was out of Ben's old truck and had made many passes on the strip with a much more powerful motor than mine. Where do your slapper bars hit the spring? Mine are right up to the front mounting point.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruined leaf springs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:46 pm 
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We mounted the slapper bars where they would hit the spring pack's front mount. Maybe its the fact that the springs are 40+ years old?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 am 
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Get the split mono leafs....you will never find a set of stock leafs that will last very long. Trust me..

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:35 am 
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luvit80 wrote:
Get the split mono leafs....you will never find a set of stock leafs that will last very long. Trust me..


8O Can you point us in the right direction to find a set for a Luv? I did a quick google search but nothing for a Luv.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:50 am 
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Calvert Racing would be my guess...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:52 am 
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Since my springs are all boogered up, I can't measure them. Can someone give me the proper specs for a luv 2wd spring pack?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Calvert Racing or Landrum Springs

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:16 pm 
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http://www.calvertracing.com/splitmono-leaf.html

The web page says to contact them if car is not listed.

Here is a worksheet.

http://www.calvertracing.com/documents/ ... -truck.pdf

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The springs are ruined and cannot be measured. They are twisted! Can anyone give me measurements? I have called Calvert and they cannot help me without these.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:30 pm 
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Whats the cost difference between caltracs and slapper bars

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:50 am 
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The springs are ruined and cannot be measured. They are twisted! Can anyone give me measurements? I have called Calvert and they cannot help me without these.


They have the measurements . I have ordered several sets from them . You really need to mark the front center line crosssection of the front spring eye perch and swap the front perch mount out to the Afco . This will allow you to run a common width spring and allow a Caltrac bar also .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:05 pm 
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http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/Traction.html
Thought this was a pretty good write up on how to make your own

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I have a set still on the truck, what do you need measured?


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I know this is a old thread but would anybody have a link for part number for correct shackles and hangers for caltrac split mono leafs on Chevy luv?


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