Handling

Featured is a Hotchkis B-Body Spindle conversion with Olds 52 series SS I wheels. Upgraded suspension includes Hotchkis tubular upper a-arms. The a-arms are are designed to adapt the use of taller GM F or B-Body spindles allowing for improved suspension geometry by creating a negative camber curve and increased caster. The B-Body spindles that allow the use of the larger 12" rotor. The increased negative camber dramatically improves the cornering dramatically. The increased caster provides more straight line stability.

 

Another significant performance improve is the close ratio steering box. The swap used a 'Z' type Saginaw steering box from a late model Jeep. It features a quicker ratio steering gear and really improves the road feel.

 

Here's the parts list:

  • Hotchkis Sport Suspension 1103C GM A-Body Tubular Upper A-Arm
  • Hotchkis Extreme 1 3/8" Front Sway Bar
  • Hotchkis 11/16" tie-rod sleeves
  • 1978 Camaro Lower Ball Joint (machined for A-Body Lower arms)
  • 1993 Caprice Spindles
  • 1978 Camaro Calipers (painted red)
  • 1990 Camaro 1LE Rotors (drilled and slotted)
  • Saginaw 800 Series quick-ratio 12.7:1 Z Steering Box
  • Hotchkis Extreme 7/8' rear sway bar
  • Boxed lower rear control arms
  • BFGoodrich Radial T/As, 225/60R15 front, 275/60R15 rear
  • Wheel Vintiques 52 Series Olds SS1, 15x7 front, 15x8 rear

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