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PostSubject: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:50 am

Hi CCC,

Happy New Year, 2018.

Front Suspension:
I have just read that the torsion bars on the front suspension of the 1958 Fury are thicker than te other models: 1.09“ versus 1.06“. In fact, 145 lbs is required for each inch of vertical movement in their Fury, versus 125 for all non-Fury models. This significant difference brought the Fury‘s handling into special class!

I know that the Fury front suspension (torsion bars) are adjusted to a lower height than the other cars too.

....Now I need to the front suspension ride height.
Does anyone have this height figure?

Rear Suspension (general info):
The springs, should be 2.5“ wide.
Five (5) leaves are used for all cars - except the Fury, which has six (6) leaves.

The Fury‘s suspension leaves also have less of an arch than the 5 leave alternative - making the car sit lower (lower center of gravity for better handling). The spring rate is 165 lbs. per inch (at the wheel) for the Fury — vs. 130 lbs. per inch for all other cars - a significant difference.

If anyone know the front end (and rear) ride height adjustment number - please let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 pm

I'd have to check my service manual when I get a chance,but it might be a day cause It's currently not in my same location.

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:07 pm

I'd like this info as well. I just assumed it was in the service manual.

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Of course I forgot to grab it while I was at the shop!

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:43 am

Hi 57belv!

Great that you have access to that information.  
Any luck in finding it for us??

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:53 am

Red Devil wrote:
Hi 57belv!

Great that you have access to that information.  
Any luck in finding it for us??

David

I remembered to bring my manual home, so I'll take a look.

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:17 pm

The only thing I can find on ride height is a small portion concerning the front suspension.








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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:42 pm

Thanks very much 57belv !!

A great help.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension Ride Height: 58 Fury   Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:23 pm

Red Devil wrote:
Thanks very much 57belv !!

A great help.

You betcha!

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