SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR

Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Cobra Tech Areas > Shop Talk

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

MMG Superformance
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
August 2022
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2001, 09:03 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Lafayette,Colo,
Posts: 3
Not Ranked     
Default Replacement ball Joints

I have a Shell Valley kit with tubular front arms. My lower ball has worn out to the point of seize. I called SV for an
American made replacement part #, was told they have no idea what the joints were made for only an overseas part #. In the CC search menu there was hope but no help, part #'s given don't match anything.
I have 3300 miles and the joints are gone, also the A-Arm bushings are gone. I ordered American parts for those.

Has anyone replaced the screw in style of joints? #'s please.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2001, 09:18 PM
Rick Parker's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: California, Ca
Cobra Make, Engine: NAF 289 Slabside Early Comp Car with 289 Webers and all the goodies. Cancelling the efforts of several Priuses
Posts: 6,592
Not Ranked     
Default Ball Joints

Chrysler used a screw in ball joint years ago...just a thought.
Get friendly with auto parts wholsale distributor. See if the will give you (there's a thought) a Moog Suspension Parts catalogue
it should have what you are looking for. Many of the catalogues
are now on a CD rom. What you'll want is a book type. This has helped me sort out needed items for various types of thermocouplers, and miscellaneous electrical switches etc.
A stock car chassis builder may be an asset as well.
Just a word of caution watch the taper on the ball joint itself.
Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2001, 06:42 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Lafayette,Colo,
Posts: 3
Not Ranked     
Default

Rich, I should have said that I spent 2 hours at the NAPA counter with the Moog book. I tried out 25 diffeerent joints all from the Mopar line. 1957 to 1984. My assumption is that there could be some import line of cars that are used. What I found was that the thread dia. is just slightly smaller than the mopar dia.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2001, 08:15 AM
Rick Parker's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: California, Ca
Cobra Make, Engine: NAF 289 Slabside Early Comp Car with 289 Webers and all the goodies. Cancelling the efforts of several Priuses
Posts: 6,592
Not Ranked     
Unhappy Ball Joints

Sorry to hear that you had already been the route I suggested.
I'm unfamiliar with the actual design of the SV suspension arm but here is a thought. If after exausting all other options could you replace the threaded ring on the suspension arm that the ball joint screws into, so that a more readilly available part could be used in lieu of the OEM part. This may sound extreem but may ultimatly be better than jumping through hoops to find a nonexitant part.
just a thought......Rick
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy