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On this page you will find most of the parts needed to bring your GM F-body to modern handling level. Front Coil Springs Improve handling and ride quality with our new front coil springs, available in different rates to suite your needs, coils can be cut to customize ride height, most coils will lower the car inches without cutting. Performance and racing shocks The right shock is very important to make your suspension work correctly and provide a good ride quality and performance. Super Duty suspension package.
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True coil over conversion for your F-body, this system allows a true coil over to be used in a stock frame with minimal cutting and welding involved, self locating brackets also add re-enforcement to the upper A-arm mount, two position adjustable upper mount gives you a total of 4" of ride height adjustment without running the risk of over extending or bottoming out the shock as hybrid kits do. Comes with weld on brackets and Viking double adjustable Warrior coil overs and choice of spring rate.There are currently 80 users online.
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Latest Topics. Can anyone tell me if there are actually different manufacturers of Hurst 1st GEN t-tops seals? They are crap. Way too thick in some areas, poor fit. Is OER getting themFrom metro seals? Or they making their own?The Y platformor Y bodydesignation has been used twice by the General Motors Corporation to describe a series of vehicles all built on the same basic body and sharing many parts and characteristics.
The first was for a group of entry-level compacts including the conventional front-engine compacts built by GM divisions BuickOldsmobile and Pontiac from to The second, and current, incarnation is used for a high-end rear-wheel drive sports-car platform chiefly that of the Chevrolet Corvette from the s through the s.
Initially, each of the Y-body compacts from Buick, Olds and Pontiac were only offered as four-door sedans and station wagons when introduced in the fall of as models. In mid, each of three divisions introduced pillared two-door models to the line with sportier versions of the Buick and Olds models added including the Special Skylark and F Cutlass, both of which featured bucket seats, custom interior and exterior trim, and more powerful engines.
Forconvertibles were added to the lineup by each of the divisions, with Pontiac also adding the sportier Tempest LeMans coupe and convertible to its compact lineup. This all-new platform replaced vehicles GM was importing from Europe, selling the Vauxhall Victor that was made in England.
The rear-engined Chevrolet Corvair Z-body up to used a variation of the rear swing-axle suspension and a transaxle similar to that found on the Pontiac Tempest.
The Corvair station wagons even shared the same roofline as the Y-body wagons. Chevrolet's front-engine compact, introduced as the Chevy II for had some dimensions similar to the Y-body cars, but had a two-inch shorter wheelbase and was also shorter in length and width, its own X-body platform which featured unit-body construction, single-leaf rear suspension and conventional in-line four- and six-cylinder engines.
The Y-body family of cars contained more innovative features than all other American products of that decade. Each model contained at least one notable advance:. Each of the Buick, Olds and Pontiac Y-body senior compacts were replaced by a larger intermediate-sized platform called the A-Body for the model year, which was shared with the Chevrolet Chevelle.
With the switch from a senior compact to an intermediate-sized platform, most of these "innovative" features were discontinued such as the Tempest's four-cylinder engine and transaxle, the aluminum block V8 whose tooling was sold to Rover of England who improved the design enjoying considerable success with it as the Rover V8 in models such as the Rover P5B and Range Rover and the Olds Jetfire's turbocharged version of that V8.
Also, the unit-body construction used in the Y-body cars was replaced by conventional body-on-frame construction for the A-body. The Buick V6 was continued and enlarged to cubic inches with the basic engine remaining in production for many years, with a 3. Y bodies built after can be identified by the inclusion of the Y as the fourth character in the Vehicle Identification Numberor VIN.
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Only two Y-body cars have been produced in this second group:. The Y-Body also has 4-wheel independent suspension. Like a standard rear-wheel drive, front-engined chassis, the Y-Body's V8 engine is longitudinally mounted, but unlike many such cars, the Y-Body incorporates a rear-mounted transmission present instead of a transmission mounted directly to the engine.
Power is transferred to the transmission via a torque tube. As of the Y platform is considered as the sole perimeter frame automobile in production the perimeter frame has an integrated endoskeleton which serves as a safety cage. GM's Kappa platform was inspired by the Y-body.Gen-TT GM F-Body
The distinctive feature of both platforms is the backbone central-tunnel design. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.
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Finding a phone number by auansnes. F-Body Technical Assistance Forum. Last Post: Need help. Hurst t-top. Need help. Hurst t-top by Barmenta. Last Post: Nostalgia Drag Racing.The F platformor F-bodywas General Motors ' rear-wheel drive pony car automobile platform from until It was based partially on the GM X platformwhich was used for compact applications instead of the sporting intent of the F-Body.
The first F-body cars were produced in for the model year, as GM's response to the Ford Mustang. Originally designed strictly as the platform for the Camaro, Pontiac engineers were given a short amount of time prior to the Camaro's release to produce a version that matched their corporate styling as well.
The F-Body was available as both a hardtop coupe and a cloth-top convertible. As was GM policy at the time, Chevrolet and Pontiac both installed their own engines; however, the engine lineups were similar.
Both cars could be had with either division's base inline six-cylinder engine, a V8 engine of approximately 5. Due to delays with the design of the second-generation car, the models were produced longer than usual. The second generation F-body cars were actually released in Februarydue to extensive delays in the design and production of the new body style. Both cars grew considerably, with fairly drastic changes in styling to match each brand's updated styling across the lineup.
Only Pontiac received engine options in the 7. However, this engine option would be discontinued as emissions and fuel-economy restrictions made their production costs prohibitive. Performance continued to decline throughas power levels dropped and weight increased. The third generation of the F-Body was introduced foras a major redesign with a more modern look and a lighter, better-handling car. In a move that would later happen across almost all GM models, the Firebird switched from Pontiac-designed engines to the same Chevrolet engines that powered the Camaro.
This was also the first generation of F-Body to be available with a four-cylinder, the Iron Duke. The last Firebird to be built with an engine not available in the Camaro was the Turbo Trans Amwhich had a turbocharged 3. The fourth and final generation of F-body was released in It was an extensive revision to the third generation car, instead of a clean-sheet design. It was produced until the platform was canceled at the end of the model year. Unlike most of the years past, the engine choices were simplified considerably; each year, on both the Camaro and the Firebird, there was only one V6 and one V8 available.Currie crate rearends are built to match the vehicles original equipment axle width, pinion location, suspension mounting points, and wheel bolt pattern - for hassle-free installation that will get you driving fast!
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All rights reserved.Want better handling and cornering ability? Turn to QA1's handling suspension kits for the best ride that fits your needs. These kits include spring rates carefully selected to maximize performance while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride.
They are geared towards average weight small block and LS powered vehicles with stock trim. Our level three handling kits offer stiffer springs to maximize cornering performance. Don't want to make the investment right away? No problem. You can build your car in stages, using our parts list as a road map to get to the level of performance you want and have the peace of mind knowing you won't have compatibility issues.
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Handling Suspension Kits. QA1 Handling Kits. QA1 Handling Suspension Kits. Include Shocks? Select an option No Yes. Product Description. Each component is hand-selected to ensure compatibility and optimal performance. Most applications utilize our coil-over shocks, providing superior performance and ride height adjustability.