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mikestang
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From: tucson,az
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 09-16-2001 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made the swap in a 66 six cylinder.had an alignment done the car now has a strange wander in the rear end.also did this before the alignment.was fine before swap.the wheel base is 2 5/8 diffrence between front and rear now,suspect this is the problem too much rear stagger.hate to put drums back on.anyone with similar problem?any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
mike in az.

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SundanceKid
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posted 09-16-2001 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check to make sure the rear end is perfectly perpendicular to the leaf springs. There is a index hole in the bottom of the spring mounts and on the Granada rear the hole is larger makeing it nessesary to use the Granada mounts or a larger head through-bolt. You didn't state if you did both the front and rear. If you just changed the front I can't see wheel stager affecting your alighnment if you had and alighnment done.
The front steering linkage is differant on a six cylinder and the Granada disc swap are "supposively" to only work with the beefier V8 steering linkage. With that in mind it may be slop in the linkage?

[This message has been edited by SundanceKid (edited 09-16-2001).]

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macx
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From: Hermiston, OR, US
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posted 09-17-2001 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for macx   Click Here to Email macx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
check out //members.boardhost.com/MustangSteve - he's an expert, has an article posted, and will answer questions about that swap.

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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
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posted 09-17-2001 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that sounds like a caster prob u might want to check the front radius rod bushings and look to see how much caster they put in it i forget the specs for the moment but it seems like its around 1 degree good luck hope this helps

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
87 bronco II on 33's
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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mikestang
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From: tucson,az
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posted 09-18-2001 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
where on the front radius rod bushings should I look and what do I look for?
Thanks for all the replies and help so far. Mike

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 09-18-2001 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mike, greetings from a fellow tucsonan. if you swaped rearends also check the wheelbase on each side of the car. if the numbers are different by more than 1/2" then id say the problem is in the rear end.

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67coupe
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posted 09-19-2001 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mike the rods going to the front of the chasis off of the control arms check to see if thet are rotten

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
87 bronco II on 33's
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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mikestang
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From: tucson,az
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posted 09-19-2001 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked the bushings they are fine.
richard,I didn't swap the rear end at least not yet plan on getting a rear end out of a 67 v8 mustang but since I didn't swap rear ends could this be the problem?

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John Z
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From: Morgantown, WV
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posted 09-20-2001 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might check with "2bav8" http://www.geocities.com/2bav8/index.html
He has done the swap and I believe he is in the Tucson area.
HTH

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SundanceKid
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posted 09-20-2001 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mikestang, you said there is a s 5/8 " differance between front and rear.

A. Is this from side to side? Meaning the wheel base is shorter or longer on one side?

B.Or did you mean the front track is wider then the rear track?

if it is "A" then I would say the rear has moved But you say you haven't messed with the rear since right? Maybe, the strut rods have been adjusted differantly from side to side?
Did you change to V8 steering linkage or were you able to use the six linkage?

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franklin
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From: VA
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posted 09-20-2001 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try to more fully describe what the car does ie- in turns, on straightaways, over bumps or whatever you feel might help the guys here help you. It's going to be hard to figure out without riding in it anyway.

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 09-20-2001 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
not swaping the rear would not cause the problem. i suspect you might have an alignment problem.

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