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Only issue I have with spacing the steering box is..... its just that little bit less room for the extractors/headers everyone seems to want to use.
Just a gripe from under the hoist Embarrassed


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nassi wrote
Only issue I have with spacing the steering box is..... its just that little bit less room for the extractors/headers everyone seems to want to use.
Just a gripe from under the hoist Embarrassed


Pacmakers fitt ok, the packers are just factory washers that they use on the box bolt on the outside of the rail. I just bolted the box up the tacked them to the rail, to keep them there. The box is also back a bit, angled to lift the steering wheel a bit higher off you knees


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I do like the idea of changing the angle.


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I presume that in changing the angle of the box in that fashion does nothing to the geometry of the steering...?


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mikes68 wrote
I presume that in changing the angle of the box in that fashion does nothing to the geometry of the steering...?


You set the idler at the same angle. It is not enough to worry anything dramatically


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ozbilt wrote
mikes68 wrote
I presume that in changing the angle of the box in that fashion does nothing to the geometry of the steering...?


You set the idler at the same angle. It is not enough to worry anything dramatically


Yes you have to alter the angle of the the idler and alter the shape of the drag link which you have already cut into 3 pieces anyway, so 1 the tie rod mounts are still parra to the road and 2 so the drag link is still in the correct place, front back in the car. You will also see alot of cars with XF boxes where the box low front mount is almost off the rail, as the bolt pattern is larger than a mustang box, angling it and moving it back a bit sorts this, just means the drag link mod is a bit more complex. Because an XY link is almost the same shape as a 67 link, many people just take the extra lenght out of the centre, this however moves the tierod mounts in and doesn't allow you get the box in a better spot. Best to cut each end off, so you can get the car right. You don't to move the box much to alter where the wheel is due to the lenght of the staft.


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I wonder if it would be worth sending a modified drag link to China and getting a quote for them to make new solid CNC versions. You wouldn't have to have them x-rayed then.
Not sure what the conversion market would be like out here. Might not be worth the time and effort.


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I wonder if it would be worth sending a modified drag link to China and getting a quote for them to make new solid CNC versions. You wouldn't have to have them x-rayed then.
Not sure what the conversion market would be like out here. Might not be worth the time and effort.


That sounds like good idea provided the quality could be gauranteed.


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nassi wrote
hybrid wrote
I wonder if it would be worth sending a modified drag link to China and getting a quote for them to make new solid CNC versions. You wouldn't have to have them x-rayed then.
Not sure what the conversion market would be like out here. Might not be worth the time and effort.


That sounds like good idea provided the quality could be guaranteed.


I could ask, but we would need a spec on material & would need to be there to QC them.

However something I learned a few years back is that anything made by machine ( for example anything CNC'd ) are a similar price to what you can get made in the USA (do not know about here in Oz). It is the manual labour stuff that is cheaper over there.


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Fair enough. I would have thought pretty much any billet steel would be as strong as cast iron. Or am I dreaming again and the arms aren't cast?


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Fair enough. I would have thought pretty much any billet steel would be as strong as cast iron. Or am I dreaming again and the arms aren't cast?


They are not cast, they are forgings. Different entirely. Spanners are forgings, for example, not castings.


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www.atcgroup.com.au/Cu...rging.aspx

www.qcforge.org/Page.a...rging.html

& comparing to CNC as well ......

sheldonbrown.com/dp-forging.html


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Makes sense.


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Redone the bay much nicer now it is about 3/4 gloss in real life, shot some Lime gold in the rear wheel wells so I can start fitting the suspension. back in.







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moving along Shaun, looks good and makes me so jealous, my poor neglected coupe


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