Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
I commented on the front wishbones as I seemed to recall reading in the Ford supplement for the XY GTs, that there were modifications to the upper control arms. Maybe the Phase IIIs? As you point out yourself, CS new about it, having done it since '65, so the Ford Oz crews would have known. It was later done on the A9X Torries, too... Flattery?
FWIW, when correctly done, I have not heard one complaint about the procedure, having deliberately canvassed for such. There are some simple guidelines that need to be followed, then it's sweet.
And on overall suspension mods... One of the "learning" experiences of my life was assembling an HQ coupe with all new urethane, lowered springs and so forth. The $16 000 car lasted all of 10 weeks - how long it took the owner to discover that modern suspension required different driving skills; they were worlds from the old rubber bushed "sack of potatoes".
There's no point not making use of as many improvements in suspension since 1970 as you can afford to incorporate; just take it easy while getting used to it.