LOL.... I didn't catch that... cheers for Mustangs Unlimited and links
to Mustangs Plus.
For me, Mustangs Plus is "sorta" just down the road.... about 5 hours.
There are places closer... like in Sacramento which are good, too. I
got started with MP.
I wasn't aware Branda had the template. For me, if I had stayed with
stock wheels, I could have done the drop with springs alone. But when
i bought the Vintage 40 wheels, Vintage Wheel Works said I'd need a
negative wedge kit for the 16" wheels. They didn't specify anyone in
particular to go to for it. And I had already had some positive
contacts with MP.
Whenever possible, I generally buy from vendors who don't tack on the
7.75% Calif tax. And I shop for the best price anyway. MP doesn't
always have the best price. And a number of them can beat the prices
here in California even with S&H. The ones I use mainly are MP,
MUnlimited, National Parts Depot, Sacramento Mustang, Ford Racing,
California Mustang, and one other... Mustang Deport maybe. Quite
often, I go directly to the manufacturer. There prices tend to be
slightly lower. Like I got a really good deal on the Custom AutoSound
components, and the 3 point belts. I used PST for the rebuild of the
front end on the 66 FB I sold to get this one. I was very happy with
As for the Camber kit... I know my 65 could use it. And there are two
kits, one for 65/66 and one for later (67/68?) as I recall. I'd have
to look it up to verify the years. There is a difference between the
two kits, but I didn't pay attention since the other one didn't apply
to my car.
The kits I got already had the polys, but which parts might not have
been, I am not sure. Overall though, poly seems the way to go.
Do you recall how it led to strut failure? Heavy loading, or???? Or
where I can read the information? TIA
On 25 Jul 2005 13:27:20 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
>That's a great selection of stuff. You should be happy with the
>Why are all the links to Mustangs Plus?
>I would use rubber bushings on the strut rods. Poly has been known to
>cause strut failure.
>I would do the Shelby Drop while you're at it. Templates are available
>at Tony Branda's web site. You don't need a negative wedge kit for a
>1" drop, so it's basically a free mod.
>You also don't need the camber kit; '67's and up already use an
>eccentric on the LCA to adjust camber.
>An 8.8:1 engine can certainly handle boost. You actually would not
>want to go much lower, or with a centrifugal blower you'd have no
>bottom end at all.
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.
"When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,
I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."
-JFK Inaugural Address