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wvcat
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From: New Cumberland,WV
Registered: May 2001

posted 09-29-2002 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am wondering if I would be better off doing the mustang II front end compared to a granada swap for the discs and the looking for a ps setup also. Any opinions out there? BTW I'm taking a 66 mustang 6 cyl car and converting it to a v8.
John
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 09-29-2002 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Naw, just convert to disc brakes. The MII conversion is too much of a PITA, unless you really need the room for a big block. IMHO

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amartin725
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From: Attleboro, MA
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posted 09-29-2002 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amartin725     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this article. This kit will be available within a month for less than $1000. SN95 spindles and GT brakes w/ PBR calipers can be had for less than $300 ready to go, add a rack for $80 and some struts and you're into a complete R&P and disc brake swap for less than $1500. The beautiful part is that it's 100% bolt in and will work on any car (I6 or V8).

http://pages.prodigy.net/al.martin/FatMan%20R%26P/

Al

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SAMWE
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From: Anchorage, Ak
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posted 10-01-2002 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SAMWE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too bad the Fox body Mcpherson strut sucks compared to a SLA suspension...

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ice'68
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From: Fresno, CA
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 10-01-2002 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
66MustangGTCoupe289:

PITA= Pain In The A$$

IMHO= In My Honest Opinion

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66 coupe
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From: Orlando, FL
Registered: Nov 99

posted 10-01-2002 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 coupe   Click Here to Email 66 coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SLA front ends CAN be made to perform better than struts, but late model struts don't suck any worse than the crappy geometry of the early stock front end.

The whole stock setup has some serious flaws as a high performance front suspension.

If Ford had optimized the suspension for handling, you'd have a point, but without some serious changes, the stock SLA setup is a pretty poor performer compared to a lot of MacPherson struts.

Don't even get me started about power steering.....

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