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    something else i do>


  • #2
    Put a 454 and a powerglide in and yer ready for supergasing!

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    • #3
      Looks Good. That would look good under my old '64 Fairlane. I have an old 9" housing from the 60's just waiting to be narrowed...Bob

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      • #4
        reminds me of my 66 mustang =)


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        • #5
          thunder71. i have a question. does the four link need to be straight or can it be in a a little bit of a A shape.(I'm only talking 5 degrees) do i need to explain more? thanks.

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          • #6
            looks good I have wanted to do that myself but just never have had the ambition.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by vin-man welding View Post
              thunder71. i have a question. does the four link need to be straight or can it be in a a little bit of a A shape.(I'm only talking 5 degrees) do i need to explain more? thanks.
              They always have an A shape, lines drawn through the bars must intersect at a forward point, where they do, that is your ic, instant center. That is a very important point for chassis tuning, setting it higher, lower and front to rear completely changes the characteristics of the car.

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              • #8
                Im currently building a custom narrowed 9", for my SS, I just destroyed my Moser 12 bolt...

                My buildup parts,

                Strange 9" housing narrowed 4" per side, backbraced
                Moser aluminum through bolted center section
                Strange 35 spline axles
                spool
                daytona pinion support
                4.57 gears
                4130 lightweight bracketry
                Strange Drag Brakes

                I bought the housing, and I am adapting, narrowing, and making it work with my own custom 4130 thin wall torque arm.

                Should be interesting.

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                • #9
                  9 in

                  This is the one for my car .

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                    • #11
                      first one i built sits under my 71 Z28 camaro 5.67 gears mark williams hog head

                      40 spline mark williams axles, 4 link,MW aluminum center section,wilwood brakes....

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                      • #12
                        Badd00SS: thanks for the reply. i understand all the adjusting stuff and torque caricaturist's. but i meant the four bars being closer together at the frame and wider at the rear end.(i need to stop typing so late at night i don't know what i meant the next day.LOL)
                        (my neighbor is putting a four link in his car and i told him i'd weld it for him but the links taper and i just want to know if thats ok?)
                        sorry for tread jumping.

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                        • #13
                          I believe there are a few different ways to do it.. If your upper and lower links are in parallel (per side) they don't do anything to locate the axle side to side, and you will need a panhard bar, or a scissors link.

                          Alternately, take a look at the bottom of page 2 and then page three on this link:

                          http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...surements.html

                          By having typically the upper links wide at the frame, and narrow at the axle, and then the lower links wide at the axle, and narrow at the frame, you get the lateral positioning of the axle fixed without needing a panhard bar or scissors link.

                          While we are messing with suspension geometries, anybody have a link to how to reduce the amount of anti Ackerman in a 05 F150? I'm getting fed up with never having edges on the tires, squealing while driving slowly around parking garages, and wouldn't mind it handling much more neutrally..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vin-man welding View Post
                            Badd00SS: thanks for the reply. i understand all the adjusting stuff and torque caricaturist's. but i meant the four bars being closer together at the frame and wider at the rear end.(i need to stop typing so late at night i don't know what i meant the next day.LOL)
                            (my neighbor is putting a four link in his car and i told him i'd weld it for him but the links taper and i just want to know if thats ok?)
                            sorry for tread jumping.

                            They should be parrellel in that dimension, if I am reading correctly. To keep the rear centered, you use either a Panhard rod, or wishbone usually. Watts link if you really go crazy, I just have a panhard rod.

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