Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southport, Qld. AUS.
Aussie GTHO parts interchangability with US Mustangs?
G'day guys... just fielding a question here which is sufficiently specific that unless I cast a wide net, it probably wouldn't get answered if you know what I mean.
As you can see in my signature, I own a 66 Shelby GT350 Mustang. Sweet car, a real sweet car. But our Australian readers will be aware that the famous XR-XY series of Falcons were based on the Mustang with many, many shared suspension parts.
It seems the original uprights and spindles on the front suspension on my Shelby were a bit light compared to later Mustangs. However, the famous Phase II and Phase III GTHO's were getting pretty serious in terms of suspension bits, and my question is this (to anyone who knows)?
Were the front spindles/uprights identical in the GTHO's to all the other GT's, and normal road going Falcons? And secondly, assuming a super strong upright/spindle was (or has since been) developed for the GTHO, do you think they would fit in my Mustang? I ask this because I've been hanging out on an American messageboard for classic Mustang owners, and it's always nice to be helpful if you can I reckon.
Thanking you in advance!
The Boo Boo Mobeel: 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Fastback. Scarlett Red with White Le Mans stripes with matching co-ordinated Pony interior. 289 Hi-Po Cobra currently mated to a close ratio 4 speed Top Loader. 17" Torq Thrust II's and 13" Baer Racing disks all round with PBR 4 spot calipers.