F-41 Suspension Specifications GM G-body? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2004, 05:36 PM
M&M CUSTOM's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Transmission identification
Last journal entry: 1988 Suburban, the project continues.
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania.
Age: 43
Posts: 2,231
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
F-41 Suspension Specifications GM G-body?

F-41 Suspension Specifications?

I have not been able to get specifications on the F-41 suspension components.

What all is included in this package?

I have done a search on all the bulletin boards I belong to and only came up with the following:

Braces from mid-fender to radiator support near radiator.
(I have these)
Braces that criss-cross the radiator support in front of the radiator.
(I have these)
Braces that connect the front frame from just behind the front body mount to the crossmember under the engine.
(I have these too)
The front sway bar is the larger of the two sizes I have seen offered. (dont have)
The front springs are rated at nearly 420 pounds spring rate.(don't have, but think a V-8 wagon with A/C and heavy duty cooling would be pretty close)
The rear should have a 1 inch sway bar. (don't have, but soon will)
The shocks, their application, and spec's I have not found anything, so I need a little info here.
I also plan on adding the trunk bracing when I get a break in my car show schedule, and have seen pic's of bracing at the rear of the chassis, and am considering that too.

I have also swapped in a quicker ratio power steering box with a 39 degree turning angle.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2004, 06:28 PM
M&M CUSTOM's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Transmission identification
Last journal entry: 1988 Suburban, the project continues.
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania.
Age: 43
Posts: 2,231
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
ANYONE............

I have this same exact post on THREE other boards I belong to and have yet to come up with anything more than my own searches on the net have yielded.

One post on another board referred to a front spring rate of 420 # per inch, and there should be a different shock but I haven't been able to find that info.

If I find out I will post it here for reference purposes, as it relates directly to all GM A and G body cars, I even found out some also applies to B bodies too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2004, 07:24 PM
roys63's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nc
Age: 63
Posts: 907
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What the hell is a F41? Toyota Landcruser? Airplane?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2004, 07:43 PM
badknuckles's Avatar
you talkin to me?
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: fort lewis, wa
Age: 33
Posts: 1,094
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i think f-41 was a standard 6 cylinder suspension they started badging there 6's to sell them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2004, 09:21 PM
RippinRon's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Thornbury, Ontario
Age: 34
Posts: 948
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have a 86 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham with factory f41 suspension its a Canadian car which had a 305chevy/200r4 now has a 350. I believe all canadian olds g-bodies had chev motors but I could be wrong. Anyways my car has 1 1/4" front and 7/8" rear sway bars, it has two braces running from the frame under the oil pan creating a triangle, quick ratio steering, stiffer springs I have no bracing infront of the rad and nothing behind the back seat. Moog 5608 is a direct replacment for f41 front springs which are rated at 420 in/lbs. I havn't heard of the shocks being different. Here are some links

http://www.monte-list.nu/articles.shtml
http://malibunorth.freeservers.com/TechPage.htm
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2004, 07:40 PM
M&M CUSTOM's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Transmission identification
Last journal entry: 1988 Suburban, the project continues.
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania.
Age: 43
Posts: 2,231
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally posted by roys63
What the hell is a F41? Toyota Landcruser? Airplane?
Not even close.

Quote:
Originally posted by badknuckles
i think f-41 was a standard 6 cylinder suspension they started badging there 6's to sell them.
HA, too funny, , NOT!!!

The General Motors RPO code F41. The Chevy dealer order guide and quick-spec book I have states the F41 "SUSPENSION EQUIPMENT: Suspension, Sport."

It also states the F40 suspension package as: "SUSPENSION EQUIPMENT: heavy-duty, front and rear."

The Chevrolet passenger car value guide I have goes as far as including the description:

"Requires P205/70R-14 steel belted radial white stripe tires. Includes larger diameter front stabilizer bar and rear bar, higher rate springs and matching shock absorbers."

On other bulletin boards I belong to, members have mentioned small things like the bars I have recently installed on my car, as a part of the F41 package.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2004, 02:57 PM
Im trying to have an idea!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Abilene Texas
Age: 34
Posts: 382
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
some one asked this question at another forum, i would like to know also---
Where did you get your faster power steering box? Is it also higher effort ala Z28 or WS6? Did this mean replacing the pump as well as the box? I've seen a number of places offering faster boxes, but haven't heard from anyone with after-the-purchase experience.
---

Posted this for ya over at oldspower.com to see what came up

http://www.oldspower.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13181
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.