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Old 05-08-2002, 00:18   #1 (permalink)
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McPherson Strut for Falcon

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.
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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).
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They may mean strut not Mc pherson??
Early one's warn't Mcpherson either!

Street Machine!! How often over the years I have read, that they have said the Cleveland motor in efi e series cars Haha..I bet they know the difference between Holden & Chev though...
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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.
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Nah don't think the McPherson Struct will be better than teh SLALS wishbone front end of falcons.
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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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......They replace the whole K member with tubular member and Mcpherson uprights to save heaps of weight.....
That is not what this kit does. It is not a drag strip front-end.

It utilises the existing cross-member, lower arms, strut-rod, sway bars etc. It just bolts on to the standard lower ball joint and the shock/spring pocket at the top.
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