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05-09-2011 06:49 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by stefanP
Start here.This site looks good. http://www.falconclub.com/
Then go over to links page.I'm surprised 15"tires so wide in the back even fit.Also if this car started life as a 6cylinder engine car,then suspension was very lite from the factory.6cylinder cars generally had 13" tires.Again good luck with this project.
stefanP
thanks for the info and tips i will need that luck
05-09-2011 06:13 PM
stefanP Start here.This site looks good. http://www.falconclub.com/
Then go over to links page.I'm surprised 15"tires so wide in the back even fit.Also if this car started life as a 6cylinder engine car,then suspension was very lite from the factory.6cylinder cars generally had 13" tires.Again good luck with this project.
stefanP
05-08-2011 10:32 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by willowbilly3
If you have a Galaxy axle it is too wide. If your tires hit the body you need a different offset of wheel or narrowed rear end no matter how weak the springs are.

thanks i will look into that ...
05-08-2011 10:30 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by stefanP
meng,First let me say the tires are to big for this car.This is the factory tire size.Now remember this was the 60's with bias ply tire no radial tires.6.95x14.In today world this is equal to 185/75/r14.Now next the rear springs are "NO GOOD".New shocks will not help the ride height.I'll bet the previouse builder put in shorter springs in the front.Or he cut the stock ones down.Are the front tires also 15" or 14"?? Looking at them I'll bet there 14"You will need new rear springs,shackel bushings.Front springs will also need to be replacedalong with control arm bushings.I'll also bet all the front bushings are no good too.Now please don't take this the wrong way,but this car looks like a "PAINT IT AND PUSH IT OUT THE DOOR".I feel sorry for you cause you'll need do to some seriouse work to get the car rite.If you put air shocks in the rear,all its going to do is ride like a truck.You'll need to keep at least a 100psi in the shocks.I will also bet the car steer's funny on the road too.With the back jacked up like it is,the caster angle is way negative.I wish you luck with this car.
stefanP
yes i do agree with you that this car was painted to sell because these suspensions are not the only problems im dealing with right now... both set of tires front and back are 15'' just that the back sets are wider... and the car does steer funny, a little turn on the steering wheel and feel like the car is about to loose balance or control when i first drove it, but i got used to it even though its not good... so to make this clear you're suggesting to get

front: suspension springs and control arm bushings
back: suspension springs and shackel bushing?

if you dont mind you can show me picture of exactly each products because if i was to research or look for it i wouldnt know what the heck im looking at or will be buying...
05-08-2011 07:37 PM
willowbilly3 If you have a Galaxy axle it is too wide. If your tires hit the body you need a different offset of wheel or narrowed rear end no matter how weak the springs are.
05-08-2011 06:45 PM
stefanP meng,First let me say the tires are to big for this car.This is the factory tire size.Now remember this was the 60's with bias ply tire no radial tires.6.95x14.In today world this is equal to 185/75/r14.Now next the rear springs are "NO GOOD".New shocks will not help the ride height.I'll bet the previouse builder put in shorter springs in the front.Or he cut the stock ones down.Are the front tires also 15" or 14"?? Looking at them I'll bet there 14"You will need new rear springs,shackel bushings.Front springs will also need to be replacedalong with control arm bushings.I'll also bet all the front bushings are no good too.Now please don't take this the wrong way,but this car looks like a "PAINT IT AND PUSH IT OUT THE DOOR".I feel sorry for you cause you'll need do to some seriouse work to get the car rite.If you put air shocks in the rear,all its going to do is ride like a truck.You'll need to keep at least a 100psi in the shocks.I will also bet the car steer's funny on the road too.With the back jacked up like it is,the caster angle is way negative.I wish you luck with this car.
stefanP
05-08-2011 02:38 PM
matts37chev the tires, on those wheels, are just too wide for the wheel opening

if you got different offset wheels (more backspacing) you would be able to run that width, or maybe even wider tires.

but you can only do that, if there is more room on the inside, between the tires/wheels you have now and the inner fender/frame.

unless you make the susp. so stiff, that it doesn't move up and down, they are still going to rub----period!
05-08-2011 02:23 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by speedydeedy
I agree. Also instead of changing the suspension,just replace the shocks with air shocks like almost everybody did back in the early 1970's.Or if your budget allows go with airbags.
shocks? see this is exactly what i dont know what to replace since there are so many parts such as suspension shocks struts etc... sorry my car parts terminology are just real plain... but this is what im asking from you guys as far as what to get to correct this problem of mine ... so you recommend just the shocks?
05-08-2011 02:20 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by Gringo
get rid of your heavy buddies and ask some hot slim chick to go crusing and your problem will be taken care of. And if it still bottoms out, you can find a nice spot to park. I'm sure you will be happy with the results
so what happens next if something happens inside the park car? suspension might become worse lol
05-08-2011 02:18 PM
speedydeedy
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Originally Posted by matts37chev
i cant read what size the rear tires are, however i see the sidewalls have cracks and are no good

i would go get new ones, and get them a size narrower
it just looks like they are to wide
I agree. Also instead of changing the suspension,just replace the shocks with air shocks like almost everybody did back in the early 1970's.Or if your budget allows go with airbags.
05-08-2011 02:18 PM
meng
Quote:
Originally Posted by stefanP
meng,You say you have just purcahsed the car.How is the overall condition of the car? Has it been restored? Or just a daily driving car? Performance up grades? .Please give a little more info.Any pictures? It sounds like the springs are worn out.I had a 1965 Dodge dart.Even after swapping the 6cylinder engine to a 8cylinder and I also replace the rear springs.I could have three people in the car without a problem.Please more information.
stefanP
according to the guy i bought it from this is the info.

1965 galaxie trany 289 cu 4.7L v8 with edelbrock 4barrel carb
front axle has 1965 granada axle and back axle has 1965 galaxie axle ...
(im curious, does each type of axle requires specific supsension kit? or can you put on suspension kit on any axles )
05-08-2011 02:14 PM
meng
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Originally Posted by matts37chev
the tires are too big or the wheels have the wrong offset.

you say the tires are rubbing on the body/frame---which is it body or frame?
inside or outside of the tire is rubbing?
its rubbing off the body and outside of the tire
05-08-2011 02:13 PM
meng
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev
i cant read what size the rear tires are, however i see the sidewalls have cracks and are no good

i would go get new ones, and get them a size narrower
it just looks like they are to wide
the rear tire size are 225/60/15 a bit wider than the front... yes the tires sidewall are crack, but i dont want to change new tires yet until i find a solution on fixing this spring...

if someone sits on the passenger side with me the front tires are rubbing against the body as well, so i dont think tire size is the issue? but i could be wrong like i said im a newbie and have no clue about suspensions ...
05-08-2011 01:55 PM
matts37chev i cant read what size the rear tires are, however i see the sidewalls have cracks and are no good

i would go get new ones, and get them a size narrower
it just looks like they are to wide
05-08-2011 12:09 PM
meng its a daily driven car , with a 289 engine.
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