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Old 10-04-2016, 06:40 PM
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So just a two cents worth. The MII stock springs are 14" for correct geometry, most aftermarket springs for Mii's are only 12" total. Which can start the problem, and or course require the strut rods. But I'm sure you guys knew that. There is a great debate about if the tubulars actually are strong enough alone.Pinto was retrofitted with the Mii components, that why the angles are different. I see a lot of great work, thanks for the pics. They will helpful to me. But why were the lower control arms not upgraded, as the uppers were. Are they not using Mustang lowers, or are they Explorer ones.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:05 PM
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Does a 4 trailing arm setup benefit from a panhard bar?

Can you send me a pic of your setup? Would be very easy at this point.....just not sure Panhards and 4 trailing links go together.

I do know you want the panhard as long as absolutely possible, to create the largest arc possible.
Ok, I got a chance to put the car on jack stands and take some pics of the Panhard bar setup. The Panhard bar on my car is 33.5" center to center from pivot points. I've got a 9" in my car but the same setup should work on an 8.8". There's a tube running from the opposite side frame rail to the frame side mount to keep it from moving/flexing. The Panhard bar has about 3/8" clearance with the back of rear end housing and extends just short of the shock absorber. The side connected to the rear end runs under the frame rail.













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Old 10-12-2016, 06:49 AM
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C5GTO,

Thanks for the pics. Should give me something to consider before I finish the suspension and frame painting.
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Been doing research on how to dial in car after blasting through autocross race a couple weeks ago.

Replacing front steering gearbox with new flaming river unit. This way I can reduce slop and get proper adjustments with tie rods.

Replacing all the steering shafts and U joints. A lot of play in U joints. Either going with flaming river or original borgenson.

Vasilating on Flaming river steering colum or Ididit with push button start and fob.

But before I start chasing my tail and drop a couple grand I figured that I should take car to a reputable chassis shop to access geometry. These guys in my opion are way more qualified then a standard alignment shop.
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Redhawk,
My Flaming river column is gorgeous, I ordered a polished, tilt, with no key...going to install an ignition switch with a key on the dash when I rebuild the dash. Probably also going to install a momentary "starter" rubber coated button for the start function.

My column was approx 800 bucks with the drop bracket and aluminum swivel bearing plate for the firewall protrusion. FR also offers in column start button with proximity fob and electronic box controller, I'm just not sure how much this adds to the cost. The reason I didn't go that way is that their controller can operate 6 to 8 functions, power windows, door locks, auto start, etc and I just didn't need all that. Also, keep in mind the polished column is probably twice the cost of a painted unit.

I also am replacing the sector shaft and both U joints in the sector shaft with an FR unit once I start reassembling the car. It was interesting that a car with only 26k on the odometer had a fair amount of play in the joints on the sector shaft. Let me know if you need the part numbers that I ordered from FR. This is a custom length for them but still only took 3 days for them to build. FR is only 10mins from my home in the Cleveland area.
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My Flaming river column is gorgeous, I ordered a polished, tilt, with no key...going to install an ignition switch with a key on the dash when I rebuild the dash. Probably also going to install a momentary "starter" rubber coated button for the start function.
Something like this?
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Absolutely, but with a key
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My Flaming river column is gorgeous, I ordered a polished, tilt, with no key...going to install an ignition switch with a key on the dash when I rebuild the dash. Probably also going to install a momentary "starter" rubber coated button for the start function.

My column was approx 800 bucks with the drop bracket and aluminum swivel bearing plate for the firewall protrusion. FR also offers in column start button with proximity fob and electronic box controller, I'm just not sure how much this adds to the cost. The reason I didn't go that way is that their controller can operate 6 to 8 functions, power windows, door locks, auto start, etc and I just didn't need all that. Also, keep in mind the polished column is probably twice the cost of a painted unit.

I also am replacing the sector shaft and both U joints in the sector shaft with an FR unit once I start reassembling the car. It was interesting that a car with only 26k on the odometer had a fair amount of play in the joints on the sector shaft. Let me know if you need the part numbers that I ordered from FR. This is a custom length for them but still only took 3 days for them to build. FR is only 10mins from my home in the Cleveland area.
Okay awesome! Yeah I'll take whatever part numbers you got. Brackets and all. Your on the money too the push button on the dash. Thats the way.

What rack and pinion are you using? My car has 8k mikes on it. It had 5k and I've put almost 3k since I bought it 5 months ago. Didnt buy this car to make it a garage queen.

Its kinda like during one of the Jerry Seinfeld episodes where he's going to rent the car and the car rental agent says after all the banter back and forth about holding the reservation, agent says "do you want Insurance on this car "and Jerry says "heck yeah cuz I'm going to beat the living snot out of this car." I wonder if thats why the ujoints and steering gear seem to be worn out? I mean I know I didnt do it, it was from PO but Im sure I have contiributed some what.
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Something like this?
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Cycleguy where do you get a hold of one of those?!
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Cycleguy where do you get a hold of one of those?!
Aliexpress - $27 direct from China (where most of the stuff we buy is made anyway). Shipping time is usually 3-6 weeks for other stuff I've ordered, but I have no personal experience with this panel.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-...8-37404745bb9e
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I know this is a old thread but this is a big help for me as I am putting coilovers in my custom roadsters cobra!
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