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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-10-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This link was given on another forum, and shows some possible problems with the unit.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/026126.html

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-10-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's interesting. So this doesn't look like the hot set-up for a 460 powered Mustang?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-11-2002 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know about 460's in an early Stang but I'd go with Rod & Custom. While Heidt's is an established street rod susp co. R&C has an extablished track record with Mustang II suspensions in MUSTANGS. Where the Heidt kit had all the boxing pieces, the R&C kit doesn't take as much original metal out. Like the looks of it better and it is an easier do from what pics show. ALso, the Heidt kit didn't have motor mount brackets as the R&C does for 5.0 installation.

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bifs66
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Posts: 169
From: Maryland
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 11-11-2002 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new issue of M&Fs has a tech article on the installation of a Heidt front end under an early Mustang. Talk about timing!

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Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
85 GT (preserved)
82 GT (original)

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 11-13-2002 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I myself would never run one of those types with a narrow lower A-arm without a strut rod. Another thing i'd have a tough time considering is aftermarket cast drop spindles... there is a reason any factory ones are forged.

A Mustang II front suspension was developed off the 2100lb 1971 Pinto stuff, then upgraded when they started edging 3000lbs in 1974 for loaded V6 wagons and the Mustang II's... it was never meant for the 4000lb "fat fender" street rods , and even if it were it had soft bushings and strut rods.
Why do you think they didn't just use that suspension under Torinos, LTD's, Lincoln Town Cars and everything?

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