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VIDEO--INSTALL OF SOT COILOVER CONVER.
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Enjoy Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m5LE4lU_jY

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Qcode351mach;14150 Wrote:Enjoy Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m5LE4lU_jY

scott,

i'm so jealous right now man. i'm still waiting for his brackets to come in. i had to get his brackets for a OEM disc spindle though. are you going to use OEM cobra brake lines as well and fab up hardlines to go into them? i went with Shaun's stainless steel 5 pcs set that wil do everything and did his emergency cable kit as well.

i can't wait to my stuff now after i'm healed. i'm going to redo the suspension however after i do the interior. i did the front suspension 10 years ago with mustang plus's heavier duty stock suspension kit. i need interior more than suspension but i can't wait to get that installed though.

keep up the awesome work man!
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Great video. I looked at SOT website and didn't see a kit for 71-73 mustangs, where can I find it?

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~Buddy
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Widowmaker00;14183 Wrote:Great video. I looked at SOT website and didn't see a kit for 71-73 mustangs, where can I find it?
Thanks W...it's here
http://www.streetortrack.com/Street-or-T...24491.html
Where it says "applications" there's 2 kits this is the part #STCO6773 fits 66-77 Comet, 67-73 Cougar, 66-71 Cyclone, 66-71 Fairlane, 66-70 Falcon, 68-71 Montego, 67-73 Mustang, 66-71 Ranchero, 68-71 Torino

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thanks!


There aren't many complete kits for these cars. I was thinking about going with the Fatman Fabrications strut conversion kit, which uses a rack and pinion setup.


http://www.fatmanfab.com/fordbrakeupgrade34.php

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Widowmaker00;14189 Wrote:thanks!


There aren't many complete kits for these cars. I was thinking about going with the Fatman Fabrications strut conversion kit, which uses a rack and pinion setup.


http://www.fatmanfab.com/fordbrakeupgrade34.php
I was going to go the same route thankfully I didn't I spent months researching all the kits out there..By far I'm glad I bought the sot setup..Here's why I didn't go the fatman route heres a cut paste from a guy who bought their kit

"Well, the last few days have been filled with incompetence. Unfortunately this incompetence has been in the hands of others. Where to start?

Lets start with FatMan Fabrications:

1: They very clearly state that you can use a manual or power rack and pinion with their Strut IFS kit. I wanted to stick with manual so I spent some time tracking one down and shipped it up from the south. Well, none of the adapters that came with the kit fit and the mounting is completely different. So, a quick call to FatMan confirms this. WTF?

2: FatMan also very clearly states that a 7″ wheel with a 5″ backspace is recommended with the kit. I have an 8″ wheel with a 5.5″ backspace. At worst I should just have to space it out 0.5″ for clearance. Nope, the outer lip of the wheel is about 3.5″ inside the fenderwell. Looks aweful and would drive worse…. Guess I’m buying new wheels as I cant space them out that much.

3: FatMan again…. the details that you get prior to delivery of the kit states that any Fox body Mustang strut will work. Well, once I finally get the craptastic instructions I see that you have to cut off the excess threads from the top of the strut for hood clearence. Not the best idea on my adjustable struts that have an adjuster on inside said threads.

Front Suspension Continued….

* March 9, 2010 5:09 am
*

Well, after lighting $200 on fire listening to the FatMan guys and buying a manual rack, I decided I better head to the PicknPull and grab myself the power rack. $40 and 2 hours later I had a like new looking rack.

Well, the kit from FatMan has a die to rethread the tie rods to length. I’m not too sure who they intend to buy this kit but you need to turn the tie rods down from 0.520″ to 0.468″ in order to actually thread them. No problem for me as I have a lathe but what about the average Joe? I guess they call it a bolt in kit ‘cuz the kit has bolts in it….

Well, then i go to install it and it comes in contact with an additional crossmember that’s been added to the car so I have to remove that. And it looks like FatMan may have {Mods removed word} up and sent me one wrong spacer for the rack mounts. Suprising….

Well, regardless of all of this I need to continue trying to make progress and confirm that the rest of this stuff I’m bolting on works. One of the nice things about the FatMan kit is that in retains the stock sway bar. I ordered one up a while back. I went with the 1 1/8″ bar for better performance. Guess what? Yup, doesn’t fit. Contacts the frame rails….

F me in the A, what next…."





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#7
wow that sucks for that guy. I know this car has the fatman kit on it.


http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-71-fi...t=boss+521


but I already can see that the SOT system is more than likely the better of the two.


Total Control Products also sells a similar system to SOT's.

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Widowmaker00;14197 Wrote:wow that sucks for that guy. I know this car has the fatman kit on it.


http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-71-fi...t=boss+521


but I already can see that the SOT system is more than likely the better of the two.


Total Control Products also sells a similar system to SOT's.

I've seen that car VERY NICE work..Those guy's have the resourses & equipment to make anything work..for the diy home builder it's gotta fit together like butter...With no issues...I'm not going to be the guina pigrofl


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Qcode351mach;14150 Wrote:Enjoy Cool
Awesome vid and setup! Your posts and site is extremely informative and a great resource. Looking forward to more vids and posts. Keep up the great work. U Da Man!

Rich
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Hey Scott!! i just manage to see the whole video (3rd world internet problems) and as always, not only the sharpness of the videos are super informative but your methods are the way to go, to build a great car like yours...

Besides all that, the choosing you make, the technology you decide to use on your car always sounds the right way to go, so i congratulate for that too... It just shows your knowledge doesn´t stop in the "how to do" but beyond that, letting us to know why do you decide to go the way you go...

I have a question too Smile... Why didn´t you finish the engine bay instalation of parts, including fenders, hood and stuff to fit?... Can that be done without the engine and front suspension??

Thanks Scott and as always, glad to see your process!!



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