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I know the early gassers, most anglia and altereds had a single transverse spring in the front, as does my `37, would you ( opinions wanted) use the same, although I would change out the split wish bones and change to radius bars, or change entire front suspension out for parallel leafs n the front altogether, the `37 weighs in at 2560 right now without my butt in it.:rolleyes:
 

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I feel it's mostly a matter of preference, and vehicle. Most short wheel base cars like a Henry J's And Anglia's favor the transverse and the larger cars like tri5's can get away with both styles. I did a parallel set up in my 55 because I wasn't cutting the frame and my choice of axle. If I am ever to redo it, I'll cut the frame and go transverse with an early ford axle.
 

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If what you have works, I'd stay with it. But, if you're going for a higher ride height and have to change a lot of things anyway..... Heck, hate to be so free spending someone else's money. Guess it boils down to how much work you want to do and how much money you want to spend! Should be able to raise the ride height and still retain the transverse spring with some crossmember and mounting bracket fabrication...,,?
 

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Right now it handles great and rides nice no bump steer, handling wise in the mountains for the few shows we attend there it handles great, I`m still thinking it over right now but if I do it will be radius bar change with a little ride height, keeping the transverse spring in the front.
 

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That'd probably be the best plan Rich....got to get a bit of height on the car just to get that gasser look!!!!!
 

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Smart choice! If your setup works fine, why change it. I don't think parallel leafs would've been benificial in your car. Good luck.
 

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Right now it handles great and rides nice no bump steer, handling wise in the mountains for the few shows we attend there it handles great, I`m still thinking it over right now but if I do it will be radius bar change with a little ride height, keeping the transverse spring in the front.
I'd like to see some pictures of the steering angles and of the parts used to do your front axle. NO BUMP STEER is the HOLY GRAIL for straight axle cars !!!
 

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pictures, pictures, pictures !!!...................
 

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My Austin came stock with parallel leafs and a straight axle, but it was just too wimpy for a V8 and any performance, so I swapped it out for parallel leafs and a Speedway straight axle with GM metric disc brakes. I love the handling, although the ride is a bit stiff. I may go back and drop another leaf from the spring pack.
 

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I'd like to see some pictures of the steering angles and of the parts used to do your front axle. NO BUMP STEER is the HOLY GRAIL for straight axle cars !!!
Gary as soon as the weather breaks I`ll get pics, my daughter has bought the house next door to me ( if it pans out) and she has moved all her stuff out of storage and into my garage, I tried to move the coupe out last weekend to get pics but battery is dead, I`ve got a battery now but its raining again so much for Calif weather,,,LOL
 

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