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Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-31-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By Bruce R
Well the crossmember is in, engine mounts built...

Well the crossmember is in, engine mounts built now Iím working on mounting an Ididit steering column that I found in a scrapyard. My intention to put in a 350 Chevy is nixed, I would need to cut the...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-31-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,628
Posted By Bruce R
Spring question

Ok, Iíve settled on 300lb rate springs for the front of the Falcon, they come as 13.5 length and you have to cut them to fit. How in the heck do you determine that ???
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-28-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bruce R
No sway bar ?

I just got my tubular lower control arms and I discovered thereís no provision to mount a sway bar. After looking at a bunch of Mustang 2 suspension kits, I see that alot of them donít have a sway...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-16-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By Bruce R
No turning back now !

Hopefully by tomorrow night Iíll have this big void in my Falcon filled with a Mustang 2 crossmember.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 05-09-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Bruce R
Ford 8.8 rear backing plates

I picked up an 8.8 posi from a 99 explorer and I bought all the parts to re-do it but Iím having trouble locating new backing plates to hold the e-brake shoes, Iíve been all over the web and for some...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 04-26-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bruce R
Well I suppose I could put it all together with...

Well I suppose I could put it all together with blocks in place of the springs and then tow it down to the feed mill and weigh it, seems like there should be a better way, at any rate, how would...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 04-26-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bruce R
Thatís a fine chart, which I will save, but how...

Thatís a fine chart, which I will save, but how do I figure out my application ? I know a stock Falcon with a V8 weighs just shy of 2400, and Iím using a 350 Chevy engine.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 04-25-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bruce R
Coil spring advice request

Iím putting a Mustang 2 suspension in my 62 Ford Falcon and when I look into ordering parts they give a lot of choices for springs that Iím not educated on enough. They list different weight springs...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 05-30-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 42,584
Posted By Bruce R
Iím sorry, what do you mean, start a build thread...

Iím sorry, what do you mean, start a build thread ?
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 05-29-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 42,584
Posted By Bruce R
More progress on my Falcon

I took others advice and built torque boxes, since I needed to replace the front floor anyway, I extended the torque boxes 10 inches back to really tie in the subframes with the rockers.
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 03-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,935
Posted By Bruce R
yeah, Iím gonna copy the front fender.

yeah, Iím gonna copy the front fender.
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 03-08-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,935
Posted By Bruce R
Well, I did the cardboard pattern, howís it look...

Well, I did the cardboard pattern, howís it look ? I bought a bunch of machines from Eastwood so Iím gonna try to build flares next.
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 03-07-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,935
Posted By Bruce R
Ford Falcon wheel wells

Looking for tips on cutting out the rear wheel wells on a 62 Falcon for tire clearance, do I use cardboard and get a pattern off the front fender or do I have to figure out a radius somehow ???
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 03-02-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Hey Doc, Thanks for that link on the torque...

Hey Doc, Thanks for that link on the torque boxes, I saved it to pdf. Looks easy enough to do, I wanted to pull my fenders off anyway to check for hidden rust.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 03-01-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Alright, never mind. Can’t be the same guy. Just...

Alright, never mind. Can’t be the same guy. Just googled Norm Grabowski an he’s dead. Unless they have WiFi where he’s at.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 03-01-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Ok, found it. October, 2005 issue of Hot Rod

Ok, found it. October, 2005 issue of Hot Rod
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 03-01-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
I was just wondering because I read in an old hot...

I was just wondering because I read in an old hot rod magazine about him joining one of their power tours and he was going by Elpolako. Iím gonna see if I can find that issue.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Hey Doc, I see you visited Elpolacko’s page, is...

Hey Doc, I see you visited Elpolacko’s page, is that Norm Grabowski ?
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-28-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
I donít think I wanna go as far as building a...

I donít think I wanna go as far as building a whole frame for a perfectly rust free car, especially with the weight penalty. I will look into subframe connectors though, Iíll build my own and firmly...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Hadnít thought about it really, Iíve never seen a...

Hadnít thought about it really, Iíve never seen a set that actually looked like they might contribute anything more than marginal stiffness to the body. If I would make a set, theyíd have a flange...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
My plan is to remove the shock towers and...

My plan is to remove the shock towers and suspension mounts, steering box and column and install a M2 front suspension, a slightly warmed over 302 backed by a 5-spd with a narrowed 8.8 posi rear with...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-24-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
Ok, got this figured out. Found a company that...

Ok, got this figured out. Found a company that sells the blueprints for the M 2 crossmember with detailed installation and set up instructions, 16 bucks. I’ll build my own. Something that just...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-18-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
M2

What if my frame rails are wider or narrower than the crossmember ? Add a piece or take a piece out of the crossmember ? Then the rack wouldn’t fit.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-18-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
I donít think I understand ride height, I have no...

I donít think I understand ride height, I have no idea how much the suspension will squash when the engine is installed, since Iíll be starting with bare frame rails, I see no way to determine that....
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,214
Posted By Bruce R
I tried getting the secure one, it tells me that...

I tried getting the secure one, it tells me that server cannot be found
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