Oilpan4
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 am

I was going to use air bags in the Springs on the rear.
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dmacarthur
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:23 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 am
I was going to use air bags in the Springs on the rear.
I have not used these- are they adjustable? presumably by adding air or letting air out?
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:58 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 am
I was going to use air bags in the Springs on the rear.
Do you mean air shocks?
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:08 pm

Probably adjustable air bags that fit inside or near the springs.
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:04 pm

Interesting, I had an old Plymouth Valient Signet that had air shocks, kind of cool pumping them up and watching the car rise. Of course they were only on the rear, made the car have a nice rake but if anything made the front clearance worse.
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm

I recall the "air bags" as a JC Whitney type item. They were meant to simulate the leveling action of air shocks, without having to get air shocks. I seem to recall them being marketed as being for occasional heavy loads more than for everyday use.
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:12 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm
I recall the "air bags" as a JC Whitney type item. They were meant to simulate the leveling action of air shocks, without having to get air shocks. I seem to recall them being marketed as being for occasional heavy loads more than for everyday use.

My 2 favorite JC Whitney items were "Engine Overhaul Pills", and an adapter where you could use a roll of toilet paper for your oil filter. Who knew the latter would one day seem wildly extravagant?

They actually did have useful stuff though. I remember having grave misgivings about the split-plastic push-rod tubes for VW engines but they allowed me to replace the leaky stock tubes without disassembling the engine and they worked perfectly fine with nary a drip.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 pm

I too remember the TP filter housing, and even, vaguely, the magic Pills. I got a set of guaranteed-to-leak gauges from them, and a Big, Dim Fog Light.
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dmacarthur
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:14 am

I still have JC Whitney helper springs on the bacl of my '85 GMC 3/4 ton, they have allowed me to haul way too much for way too long and never given any troubles..... I also remember a "short-shift" adaptor for an old VW, reduced the shift lever movement so it was supposed to feel like a sports car...... waste of time and money but as close as I could get at the time.
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jjeff
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Re: Increase ground clearance?

Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:31 am

.....what people forget the magic V2 fluid you'd add to your bad battery? supposed to return an old worn-out 12v battery to new :roll: yep Whitney had quite a few snake oil products but also had useful things like rings and bearings, way back when I used such things.
They also sold quite a few gidget/gadget things, heck I've probably got some NIB in the basement. Most were cheap Chinese made junk that broke shortly after using, I still remember an adjustable type wrench, I was actually able to bend it by hand like a piece of rubber, total junk not even worth the cost to ship it back for a refund.
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Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
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