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65_289
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posted 01-30-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few years ago, when the 65 was my daily driver, we had the front end rebuilt, including V8 fronts springs designed for a car w/ A/C. Now that we have removed the A/C, moved the battery to the trunk, and gone with aluminum heads, the front end seems to be sitting high. What can we do to cure this? 6-cylinder springs?

The second question is regarding fuel cells. When you install one, do you just take out the gas tank, weld some sheet metal down, and bolt in the fuel cell? Or is there more to it than that?

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-30-2003 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#1)
DO you have an a/c rubber biscuit or spacer between the shock tower and spring? If so remove it.
If not then get some stock NON a/c V-8 springs and have them banded. Leave them banded for a week or two then install them.
Perfect!

#2)
Yes.

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65_289
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posted 01-30-2003 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
#1)
DO you have an a/c rubber biscuit or spacer between the shock tower and spring? If so remove it.
If not then get some stock NON a/c V-8 springs and have them banded. Leave them banded for a week or two then install them.
Perfect!

#2)
Yes.


Thanks a bunch. I'll check for the biscuit.

Do you prefer any brand of fuel cell?

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posted 01-30-2003 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like aluminum ones personally. No brand preferance.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-30-2003 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
#1)
have them banded. Leave them banded for a week or two then install them.
Perfect!




How far would you need to compress them prior to banding? Coils binding, or just half way, or ???

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posted 01-30-2003 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the front end up in the air look myself.
But then again no one asked me.

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posted 01-30-2003 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To complete coil bind Todd.

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65_289
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posted 01-30-2003 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I like the front end up in the air look myself.
But then again no one asked me.


I think the front in the air kind of hurts weight transfer. I may be wrong, though...

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posted 01-30-2003 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_289:
I think the front in the air kind of hurts weight transfer. I may be wrong, though...

No the front in the air helps with weight transfer to the rear.But it really hurts with aerodynamics.

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SCOOP
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posted 01-30-2003 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I like the front end up in the air look myself.
But then again no one asked me.


That's the "Scared Dog" look that most of the early stangs with worn out rear springs look like. Personally I don't care for the "scared dog" look.
But if you do, that's OK with me.

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Fastymz
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posted 01-30-2003 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now I'm not saying I want the front to look like 4x4.I just like a more level with the rear look.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Dubz
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posted 01-30-2003 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it only looks cool if it looks like it's doing a wheelstand! :P

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kcode
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posted 01-30-2003 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop,
You had better think this one out, with a nose high attitude of your front end, all of the air hits the front of the hood and shoots up over the top of your car. Its all missing your scoop. I think you need a new Pro Stock scoop to catch the good air.

Mike

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Fastymz
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posted 01-31-2003 01:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike go pick on Sam some more.
My scoop is plenty big already.It'll get more then enough fresh air for a few cars.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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