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Old 11-22-2009, 10:04 AM
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Model A ride height drop question

I will be running a multi leaf Model a front spring, small block chevy with 5 speed trans, and lever shock & coil spring rear. I am building the rolling chassis now and have a question.

Once the body (all steel model A style roadster) and engine/trans combo are in place, how much lower will the frame sit? I know since I don't have weight specifics nobody can tell me for certain, just trying to get close. I know in the heavier full body cars I have built 3-4 inces is not uncommon, but first time with these A's.

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Josh

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I'm building a 1926 full fendered model-t with a 454,turbo350 I noticed with motor,tranny body shell no doors or trunk lid and just my 2 bucket seat and colum mi dropped 2 1/2" so with doors ,interior and fuel tank fenders, running boards 3-5 would not be uncommon.
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Thanks, that was the info I was looking for. Trying to firgure out what rate springs and what not to achieve my desired ride height. Your drive train combo weighs about the same so gives me a real good idea.

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