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Shelby drop and lowering spring

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by 67stang, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Interesting.... I think for now I will just get the one piece export brace, and maybe not do the MC for now until I figure out a solution. Still waiting for my parts from OT then the front suspension should be done.

    I tell you this I'm getting damn good on doing my alignment!!! Lol.




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  2. 67stang

    67stang Member

    This is not my mustang: But does it matter how far this nut is screwed in?

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  3. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    Torque to Ford Shop Manual spec. It's in there I just don't remember what the number is.
     
  4. 67stang

    67stang Member

    So then you do run the nut all the way down?


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  5. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    yes. It needs to be torqued and the lock nut also tightened. The RAM produces a fair amount of force on it to 'aide' you in steering the vehicle.
     
  6. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Okay thank you. So I have had this mustang for 2 years and obviously upgrading a ton of stuff as you guys know already: is it common to have a little slop in the steering? My steering feels nice and tight now when I'm actually turning or moving the wheel except going straight. Going straight I have maybe 1-1.5 of free play in the steering wheel. FYI I have never messed with the steering box)




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  7. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    I don’t know what the allowable is, but if your box has ‘never’ been touched I would send it to Chockostang for a proper rebuild.
     
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Before ripping it out and planning to rebuild, first make sure the play is in the box itself. The attached video shows what to do. If there is box "slop" you can try to make adjustment to tighten things up a little. Check around 11:45 or so in the vid.

     
  9. 67stang

    67stang Member

    I swear, if it wasn't for the feed back from you guys I would be so frustrated with my car. I looked for videos before but couldn't find one like this that is simply. I'll take a look this weekend. Also my new ADJUSTABLE strut rods will be in today!!!! Can't wait to put them on. They had a shipping issue that's why it took so long. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
  10. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Just to add I watch the entire video. Wow great information!!



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  11. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I ripped the entire steering system out when I tore my Mustang apart. The recirculating ball steering is relatively easy to adjust the entire steering box and re-packed it. Once I got that javelin back together, I adjusted it appropriately and it worked flawlessly.

    Take your time and do it good.
     
  12. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Well since I will be under my car again :) . this weekend (my parts came in) I will definitely look at all the steering parts including the box. If it is the box I will make the small adjustment as noted in the video.

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  13. 67stang

    67stang Member

    Ohh yea, Strut rods are in. Caster set to 3+. Camber -.5 and toe 1/16 in. Wheel straight. And adjusted the steering box as noted in the video. And just a tad of 1/4 it feels snug!! Car is ready for cruising the highway at 80mph!! Well I think I will just drive it to work and back for the next couple of days. And check everything again. There was just a tad wiggle (I think front main wheel bearings. So that might be next. Lol



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  14. Patrick Stapler

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  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Feels good to learn a few things and do the work yourself!

    Nice job
     
  16. 67stang

    67stang Member

    It totally does. I'm 44 and have always lived this car since I was a kid. My dad had pictures of his 66 and 67 GT500!!!, but of course he got rid of them when he was young. But I told myself I would get a 67 fastback some day. And well golly I have one. But obviously I kind of jumped right into the fire lol.

    It is great when you can do things yourself but I wouldn't have done any of this without you guys. Thank you!!!!!


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  17. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    If you haven't had things apart to inspect the bearings then I absolutely suggest you do. It's not a big job at all and then you will at least know where things stand. Might just need a cleaning and repacking. Hell, I'd do that anyway as long as I had it apart for peace of mind.
     
  18. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Don't forget to put Nitrogen in your tires.:rolleyes:

    Nice looking suspension.
     
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Hey now, it works for race tires!
     
  20. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    I’ve seen tires vacuumed until they collapse on the rim so they could have almost pure nitrogen inflation.

    Oddly, it’s all Costco uses...although I’m not certain of its purity.
     

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