64 leaf spring FC

Anything Corvair related
Post Reply
Jimbo
Posts: 166
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:51 pm
Location: north middle tenn.

64 leaf spring FC

Post by Jimbo »

Hello All, Anyone ever put the 64 leaf spring set-up on a 64 van? pros.? cons.? I know the swing arms are not set up for this but would it help? and what would it take to do so? I have the 64 diff. and the leaf spring and bolts, would need to get new bushins and such.
THANKS for any input on this. Jimbo :fc front:

User avatar
TexasUK
Corvair of the Month
Corvair of the Month
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:27 am
Location: Church Crookham, Hampshire, UK

Re: 64 leaf spring FC

Post by TexasUK »

I'm no expert on suspension, but I can't think of one good reason for doing it.

So I'll just ask, why?

User avatar
bbodie52
Corvair of the Month
Corvair of the Month
Posts: 9710
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lake Chatuge Hayesville, NC
Contact:

Re: 64 leaf spring FC

Post by bbodie52 »

The Forward Control Corvair trucks and vans are utility vehicles. I doubt that performance handling modifications that work well in passenger cars would be truly beneficial in a van or utility truck. A well-maintained suspension and a good set of modern tires are your best options for a truck or van.

Here are some Corvair FC websites that you may find useful...

Forward Control Corvairs
:link: [url]http://rad_davis.sent.com/fc1.html[/url]

Image
:link: http://www.corvair.org/chapters/corvanatics/index.php
Brad Bodie
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
Image 1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible

Jimbo
Posts: 166
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:51 pm
Location: north middle tenn.

Re: 64 leaf spring FC

Post by Jimbo »

TexasUK, The why is why I ask if any pros. or cons. so from what I have heard its a no go. thanks to everyone.
Jimbo :fc front:

User avatar
TexasUK
Corvair of the Month
Corvair of the Month
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:27 am
Location: Church Crookham, Hampshire, UK

Re: 64 leaf spring FC

Post by TexasUK »

I didn't read it properly and thought you were asking about putting a normal leaf spring suspension on, not the single transverse leaf that we have on the 64.

So a valid question, but because of the differences in sizes between the two for a start, I'd say it wouldn't be worth the trouble. Probably a good after market anti-roll bar would add as much help as the spring, and you can get them pretty much ready to fit.

Post Reply

Return to “Corvair Talk”