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351 4v( New paint )
(06-03-2019, 11:58 PM)mach71351c Wrote: Ok now I'm pissed!! Put the car down today to find out it sits to high. These spring are Scot Drake mid eye 1" drop. They do have the mid eye but have way to much arch. I knew I was in trouble when I had to jack up axle to bolt up the shocks. The shocks are topped out where it sits now. To see if there was any chance it would settle down I put 10 gallons of gas up in package tray 2 cement blocks seat pan and 20 gallons of water in the trunk. It dropped just a hair over a inch. Angry  I don't want to take it apart!

what is the height, with no weights, from the ground (if car was on the ground) to the top of the wheel well opening.

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33 inches but that's on the roller skates.


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Finally got my leaf springs handled.  Open tracker racing was very helpful to resolve my concern. They offered to send me a new set but I would have to send the bad set back. I just didn't want to deal with another set of Scott Drake springs. They also offered to pay for a re arch or store credit. So I had them send me a set of globalwest sub frame connectors. 

I ordered a set 1 inch drop Eaton leafs from NPD. All they needed was a quick spray of flat black and on they went. Check out the difference in the arch between Scott Drakes and the Eaton's.  What a joke. Angry  Now the car sits much better.


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WAY Better!!!!! Looks good.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

https://youtu.be/SoW1fhaFPzY  Burn Out Video. 

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Yep, typical "fitz all" part mentality from SD.

https://www.drakeautomotivegroup.com/64-...-5560-hpme

There isn't a single leaf spring from 1965 that's used in a 71-73....


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Beautiful, exactly that even free space around the tire that your'e looking for!
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I read through the entire post. Very informative. Very detailed. Spawned many ideas. My wife and I will probably reference this build as we progress through ours. I especially liked the parts that you refurbished, instead of replaced. A Harbor Freight blast cabinet will be added to our "tools".

Attention to detail is fantastic. I am no fan of red, but your Mach 1 looks awesome!!!

Thanks for the detailed build post.

Brett
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(09-25-2019, 08:48 PM)72Mach168Cam Wrote: I read through the entire post. Very informative. Very detailed. Spawned many ideas. My wife and I will probably reference this build as we progress through ours. I especially liked the parts that you refurbished, instead of replaced. A Harbor Freight blast cabinet will be added to our "tools".

Attention to detail is fantastic. I am no fan of red, but your Mach 1 looks awesome!!!

Thanks for the detailed build post.

Brett
Thanks Brett for the kind words. I'm trying to do a nice driver build with out braking the bank  rofl 

Mike

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Fantastic thread, and I only read through the even pages. Imagine what I'll learn when I go back and go through the odd ones.

Just outstanding work and you keep a dang nice and clean shop. Bravo.

This is a what, five? six? year effort now? You should make a book out of it once you get to the end because there seems to be nothing you have not encountered.
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(09-26-2019, 04:54 PM)RC92234 Wrote: Fantastic thread, and I only read through the even pages.  Imagine what I'll learn when I go back and go through the odd ones.

Just outstanding work and you keep a dang nice and clean shop.  Bravo.

This is a what, five? six? year effort now?  You should make a book out of it once you get to the end because there seems to be nothing you have not encountered.
Thanks for checking out my build. Doing a full restoration in a small 2 car garage you have to keep a clean shop. Just don't have room for clutter. I may not clean up at the end of the day but I will before I start again.

5-6 years I wish!!  This thanksgiving will be 9 years since I took it apart.  Angry  A full time wife,house,job and off-road hobby has put the project on the back burner too many times. I feel like I'm 2 years behind and realistically have 2 more to go. Hopefully sooner.


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