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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 06-27-2005 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Any good sources out there for upgrades?
Anyone use Fox Mustang parts?

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 06-28-2005 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
A FOX is a FOX...

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

JoeCool
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From: West Covina, CA - USA
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 07-14-2005 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeCool        Reply w/Quote
Here's how I upgraded and improved the front suspension on my '87 Turbocoupe by installing caster-camber plates and coil over conversions. Made a tremendous difference in handling.

HTH.

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JR's Place - My '87 Thunderbird Turbocoupe

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trashline
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From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 07-17-2005 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
hry Joe, if you odnt mind me asking what did the total come to when you finished the front? also do you need the control arms? i was surprised the amount of money that stuff is.

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66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

JoeCool
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posted 07-18-2005 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeCool        Reply w/Quote
The total cost was somewhere around $1500. The new control arms are not needed, you can do the coil over conversion using the stock a-arms. I used the tubulars because (1) they weigh about 8.5 pounds versus 13.5 for the stockers (5 pounds saving per side) and (2) I had to remove the originals anyway to install the urethane bushings, so I figured what-the-heck, lets do it all. This was the first money I spent on the suspension since I bought the car new in '87, so again I just went for it.

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