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  Where do I position the monte carlo bar in the engine bay.

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Mustang Marty
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posted 01-29-2002 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Marty        Reply w/Quote
I have a 68 California Special to which I am going to add the Export Brace and Curved Monte Carlo Bar (as I have the Cobra air filter). I have seen pictures where people have used the same bolts as the exterior shock tower covers to secure the bar. I have also seen it mounted further forward, which is what I'm leaning to since the hole pattern on the monte carlo bar is not spaced the same as the bolts holding the covers on. Are there suggestions, reference material, websites ... to set me straight (and the Mustang, ha ha)?

Fastback68
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posted 01-29-2002 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Most people mount them just in front of the shock towers, as you described. If you follow the link to Members Photos at the bottom of the page, you should find a few pics. I've also heard tell of people mounting them further forward. I'm no engineer, but I'd say you should get them as close to the towers as possible. I reckon the ideal place would be just BEHIND them.
Simon

Fastback68
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posted 01-29-2002 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Woops, I'm a "gearhead" now and I should know better As the first to catch you, I should say "Welcome to M&M"!

kcode
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posted 01-29-2002 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode        Reply w/Quote
Marty,
Welcome to Mustangs & More.......

For overall structural strength, thats what the bar is for, mount it right in front of the shock tower using the one hole on top and you will have to drill the rear hole. The purpose of the MC bar was to help keep the shock towers in their current position along with the export brace, this created a ridgid triangle. If you mount it farther forward the only the only benefit will be for looks.

Mike

Mustang Marty
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posted 01-30-2002 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Marty        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kcode, that makes alot of sense.

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Fastback68
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posted 01-30-2002 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
You're welcome

Moneymaker
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posted 01-30-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M ! Use the factory holes that are in front of the shock towers. There should be some shots of MM on my photo page with a chrome Monte Carlo installed inthe factory holes.

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