Considering options available for re-springing my Formula. She's in pieces now and this will be the catalyst for returning her to all fours. I liked the way new springs made my 66 Star Chief "sit". Looks like a new car stance ... the way it did back in the day. A time machine
Those were the correct springs from Ames in NH, meant for a standard restoration.
The Formula may be the recipient of some extra ponies eventually ... I still like the new fresh factory look but want to be able to effectively use Cal-Trac bars and would still like the car to handle as well as possible with as wide an ET Street as I can fit at the track and possibly L60/15 Pro-Trac for the street if I can find and fit them without cutting. It looks like my options are something like ...
1.Standard replacement multi-leaf 3 or 5 130-300$
John R Spring - others
Custom made local
2.Drop springs multi leaf 3-400$
Belltech - others
Custom made local
4.Split mono-leaf 400$?
Just wondering what others have used and been happy or unhappy with and why so I can make a good decision. I was looking at using John R Spring out of Michigan as an American made multi-purpose spring vendor. I noticed their products in JC Whitney and on Ebay and was thinking maybe. Also, what is the thing with "drop springs" ... hotchkiss this or that ... Edelbrock handling package ... so on. You still have 2 leafs in the rear, 2 coils in the front and front and rear anti-sway bars no matter what. I dont feel fancy control arms are warranted , mine aren't rotten and I have a full PST poly kit front end- subframe-rear U-bolts dont have the motor mounts yet. I guess the Calvert split mono might work better with Cal-trac bars ?? but you can use them on multi-leaf as well ?