Im no suspension specialist but wouldnt that be a step backwards? If you read the latest "Street Machine" in the ads section at the back they have an ad that states "Improved Handling for your Falcon" and then have a McPherson strut conversion.
I would guess that the McPherson strut mod for the Falcon enables strut-top type adjustment of all angles which might be handy - but you can get the same thing by fitting a camber/caster kit and maybe adjustable radius rod. All in all I can't be convinced that the McPherson strut could beat the std Falcon configuration for strength - and with the adjustment bits fitted there's simply no advantage left in fitting the McPherson setup (oh, except maybe for extreme lowering or fitting huge wheels).
What was advertised was a kit from Revelation Racing Supplies in Sydney designed for pre-EA Falcons (back to the 60's) and early Mustangs. I had a good look at the prototype they had at the last Summernats and a chat to the engineer and I just happen to have a brochure in front of me, it claims;
Make a classic Ford muscle car handle and brake like a modern 2002 competition touring car (well it should be better than the std coil on top arm design anyway)
Produce a more accurate and responsive steering feel (certainly true if combined with their rack & pinion conversion)
Decreased unsprung weight (true)
Decreased chassis stress and deflection (debatable but probably right as it removes the lever effect of the std. coil set-up)
More effective shock absorber damping (true, as the shock is now inline with the lower pivot point and would have a greater stroke)
Vastly improved steering geometry to suit modern radial tyres (true)
Simple to install, no special tools (appeared to be the case)
Easy to adjust vehicle height (true)
It goes on to say all new materials, custom requirements catered for, allows notching of shock towers to fit V8's, spares back-up, fully endorsed by RTA registered engineer etc.
To me it seemed like it would be worthwhile to investigate if doing-up an earlier Falcon/Mustang. Definetely not an improvement on the SLALS design of post EA cars.
Yep like ground pounder.They replace the whole K member with tubular member and Mcpherson uprights to save heaps of weight.I think can be harsh[n.v.h] though.Often used to put big motors in older cars & drag veh..
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