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Rampside rear springs
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 12, 2013 07:12PM

While checking my 62 Rampside rear uneven height, I removed both rear springs to check them. Both are equal length and dimensions but, different from what 1961 Shop Manual says. These springs are 10.75" length, 4.949" OD and 0.774" wire diam.
which, I suspect, are for 63-64 Rampsides. Have a good set of 61-62 rear springs (12.52"x 4,781 x 0.664") at hand but, not sure which ones could be better for my Rampy as it sees light loads only. ¿ What do you think about ?

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 12, 2013 07:19PM

Longer ones are softer..

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: January 12, 2013 09:47PM

Better depends on what you like, I would try them both and go with whichever ones make you happy.

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 13, 2013 06:36AM

I think correct rear camber for what you're normally using it for is the first consideration and then adjusting the front height after that.
My Rampside came with heavy rear springs which were great for hauling loads but wore the outsides of the tires out quickly due to positive camber.
I spent some time with a spring tester checking various springs but never got around to sorting the data for application.

Jim Brandberg
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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: January 13, 2013 07:35AM

I never seen any clear answers on rear F/C spring replacement. Since camber is real important and spring height is the adjustment. Spring choice is hard. I heard people say Clark's are too tall for them and others find them good. You can cut them, but that will make the springs stiffer. I was racking my brain on this, but I discovered my problem was caused by one of those plastic spring blocks and one spring not seated properly. Problem solved, so I stopped looking for new ones. I have seen a Moog spring spec chart with the specs and their part numbers. I'm sorry I can't find it now, I'll post it if I find it later. I would try what you have on hand and maybe you'll get lucky like me. Just remember it takes a little time for springs to settle. I might be wrong, but I think Vairmech might have some springs, or was it someone else?eye rolling smiley

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45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: January 13, 2013 12:38PM

I think the springs you have are for the 63-65 Greenbrier and Corvan. I took the following measurements for a set of #3829556 springs that still had the original parts number tags:

Wire dia: 0.765"
OA Length: 11.5"
No. of Coils: 6-3/4

These springs were in a '63 Greenbrier that I have for parts. They had been installed as replacements only about a year before the vehicle was "parked" in 1973.

Could you count the number of coils in each of the springs you have on hand?

I have Clark's C1661RP springs in our '65 Greenbrier and have been satisfied with the ride height-> about +1 deg camber when empty.


Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 13, 2013 12:58PM

<< I think the springs you have are for the 63-65 Greenbrier and Corvan. I took the following measurements for a set of #3829556 springs that still had the original parts number tags:>>

The ones installed are 6-3/4 coils (0,774" wire) while the uninstalled are 7-3/4 coils (0,664" wire).
Yours are shown in the P&A 30C catalog as for 63-64 Rampsides. Same catalog shows 3848586 for GB & Corvan but, for same load (6401 lbs.) as your's.

Will try the softer ones (62-62) to compare the ride.

Thanks to all who have answered !

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 14, 2013 11:44AM

Have to check with Clarks. I believe Cal said that they were looking into making a FC rear spring that would put the Rampsides a little more level and de-camber the rear wheels a bit better. As I remember... he said these springs would be for people who do not haul things with their Rampy's.

Just a thought.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: clarkscorvair ()
Date: January 14, 2013 11:52AM

Ran into this problem on the rampside restoration, so we made a light duty spring which has worked out nicely for the rampside and still maintains correct wheel tip. The springs are C1662A @ $65.05 ea and are in stock.
Clarks Corvair Parts

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 14, 2013 04:55PM

Ba-zinga!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: January 14, 2013 05:12PM

<< Ba-zinga! >>

Right Sheldon !

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Re: Rampside rear springs
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 15, 2013 08:51AM

Yay.... another Nerd!smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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