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  • Birthday 11/16/1959

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    1971 Sports Roof Fastback (early model)
    1973 Coupe -Under rebuild/restore

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    Wake Forest, NC
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  1. Thanks for the perseverance jpaz! Members like this move the needle forward in the forum!
  2. Hello Copestang, I believe you have it covered. Why are you changing your steering box? Is it due to new competition box?
  3. Hello Lazarus, No worries! I understand the dynamics of these cars. I appreciate the real world experience that you bring to this thread and the forum. Thanks!
  4. Hello Lazarus, Nice! I was looking into that direction. Since you have them installed and driven on them, I may again change direction. I have the 245/45-17 all away around and can tell every nook and crannies on the road. Your convertible looking really good! I appreciate the feedback! What brand tire are they ?
  5. All, After further research, really always continuing, I was looking into taller sidewalls for the 17 inch rims. This is now not a valid resolution. If you look at the mustangs that had the factory 17 inch wheels and tires, their spring rates and shocks (struts) were adjusted to absorb the bumps and grinds of the road. As Carolina_Mountain_Mustang mentioned, the 71-73 mustangs suspension was designed to use the taller sidewalls for more road bumps and grind absorption. Possible resolutions: 1: Lower the spring rates of the coil and leaf. Not sure if this possible since it maybe
  6. I am also looking into a better solution for the front rear shocks. I found the rear QA1 application - QA1 TS601 - 1965-1973 Ford. https://www.qa1.net/product/ts601
  7. Hello tony-muscle, Oh, got a nice chuckle on the "stiff/racy not comfortable" When we were a much younger person, it does not bother us as bad. Like, Yea, this cool! You get in your mind after researching on how it should ride , and it turns out way different. Hopefully our real world experience will help the forum members make better decisions on how and what to buy per what they want. None of this is ever cheap! Thanks
  8. Make sure your look at the tires Aspect Ratio. This will determine ride quality and harshness. Ride comfort is a function of spring and dampening, and that can come from the tire, the springs, a shock, or any combination of the three. A car riding on lower profile tires will have less sidewall-flex capacity to absorb bumps, and will either require softer springs to accomplish the same results, or be bumpier.
  9. Recommend to be mindful of your ride quality! Aspect Ratio is very important. Ride comfort is a function of spring and dampening, and that can come from the tire, the springs, a shock, or any combination of the three. A car riding on lower profile tires will have less sidewall-flex capacity to absorb bumps, and will either require softer springs to accomplish the same results, or be bumpier.
  10. jscott- do you have the rear sway bar? You may want to look into adding to help balance out the larger bar. No tricks to install. Just make sure your mustang is sitting naturally on the pavement when you tighten everything up. Most instructions recommend that. typical setup is 1-1/8 front and 3/4 rear -
  11. I have the 2001 Bullitt 17 inch wheels with the 245/45-17 tires. With the TCP strut rods and Lower Control Arms, the ride is a bit harsh. I feel every nook and cranny on the road. Now for handling, it is a slot car. The aspect ratio is very important in determining the quality of ride that you want. https://www.motorweek.org/features/goss_garage/tires_ride_quality A car riding on lower profile tires will have less sidewall-flex capacity to absorb bumps, and will either require softer springs to accomplish the same results, or be bumpier. I am looking into slightly taller
  12. I currently have the TCP Lower control arms and the strut rods on my 1973 coupe. I sometimes believe they are an over kill. Don C is correct with the cabin feedback with the solid mount strut rods. I believe that your purchase a good quality stock Lower control arm, install the metal to box the frame part, and install these heavy duty strut bushings; http://mustangparts.averagejoerestoration.com/1967-73-mustang-heavy-duty-strut-rod-bushings-c6oz-3a187-hd "These premium Bushings are made from Synthetic Elastomer that provides very similar handling performance and longevity when compar
  13. TheDude, What is your budget? I have the 1994-2004 Cobra 13″ Front Brakes on your Classic Ford kit installed on my 1973 Coupe. I bought it s few years ago. Works very well. The price for the kit then, was reasonable. Wow, not cheap these days!
  14. Jomar1957, I had suspected that you were asking for. If Don cannot help, then look at the Ford F Series from the early 70’s and to maybe early 80’s. The tilt mechanism was the same. The universal joint is the same. The Lower shaft will be different in length. You may get one cheap and use the parts. They are not making this stuff anymore. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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