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Old 03-23-2015, 05:12 PM
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I have a 1966 ac cobra that was built by Classic Motor Carriages out of Florida. They are now out of business. I am trying to find or how to find the original manual or build sheet on how to put this vehicle together. Having issues as to the rear suspension and to what could have been used on my car. These are my problems and if I could find the build manual would help me out. Chassis rear differential is not installed correctly. Left and right upper and lower rear differential trailing arm bushings are twisted in arms. Rear differential pinion angle is pointed down ten to eleven degrees which is causing drive shaft rear u-joint to grind into rear differential output flange and pull driveshaft slip yoke out of transmission. Rear shocks are not right. Rear coils springs are not installed correctly or are wrong for the vehicle and are hitting the frame. Left and right rear shock mounts are wrong. There are no bushings in the shocks. These are just a few of the main issues. Trying to figure out what they reccomened for this vehicle. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to call me if you need to. My cell is 508-864-4083. Thank you all in advance. Raoul Chalifoux Tolland Ct.

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Old 03-23-2015, 05:59 PM
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You probably need to do a search of the site and read what a few others have encountered. They had the same problem with the upper mounts and had to remove them and reweld.

The manual is worthless. It will tell you nothing.

The car was designed for a Mustang 2 rear axle. You can install basically any rear end from a Fox body without any issue. Does it have adjustable upper arms? Are they aftermarket or OEM stlye? As for the springs, they may just have the wrong style installed. They almost sound like they are too tall and stretching the limits of the control arms. The car was designed for small rear tires. You can put bigger on it, but if they are really tall, maybe the springs are tall for tire clearance?

Shock bushings are easy. Are they just standard shocks?
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