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I need your help with suspension measurements!
#11
I cannot help with the stock ride height but do have a pair of 1" polyurethane spring spacers that mount above the spring in the shock tower. Send me a PM with your address and they are yours.

Jeff T.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers.
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#12
it seems like most of you guys have 26.5 inches of clearance. well i'm only lowered 1.25 inches. putting in that .75 spacer would actually lift it up more than the 1.25 inches. so i'm going to be sticking up pretty high in the air.

i called up my buddy around town who runs a fab shop and he said he recommends to not raise back up a heavy/big car like ours. cars this big need to be lower to the ground so he suggested we just modify the header tubes. i brought him the car and a spare set of header tubes. within 2 days he he had them all done. now i got 4.5 inches of clearance between the ground and the collectors on a lowered car.

i will post better pics once i can get the carb for other stuff and get a better quality camera than my phone.
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#13
I"d be curious to see those pics,Olie.Did you end up using the Crites?I"d like to see if someone can mod. mine as well.
Eric

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .









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#14
Kermit 460;128830 Wrote:I"d be curious to see those pics,Olie.Did you end up using the Crites?I"d like to see if someone can mod. mine as well.
Eric

eric,

i didn't use the crites header because i didn't want to wait 6 weeks and deal with their grumpy staff. plus, they make their headers out of super thin material. i did buy mad dog headers which he uses very thick material. however the cross over tubes going under the panel and the other tubes going near the oil pan is for sure cooking my oil and pretty sure heating up the rest of the motor. probably why my motor wants to run at 200+.

he was able to raise each side 3 inches and thats a huge amount. now he could of pulled them up a tad more but then the 3 inch head pipe will get real close to the trans cross member. but if i wanted to run a 2.5 pipe, then he could bring it up but that'll hurt flow. but having 4.5 inches of ground clearance is pretty good on a lowered car.

i will post pics here soon. i am picking up car either tomorrow or monday. no more cross under tubes, no more 1,2,5,6 tubes being so close to oil pan.TongueTongue
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#15
1973 Mach 1, 521cid Stroker w/ Ported Aluminium SCJ-A Heads, TKO600, 3.70 gears, wavetrac diff, 35 spline moser axles, and 49ER colors baby!!!


You had me all the way until you dropped the 49er colors!!!
~~~ Silver & Black is where it's at ~~~

#DontMachMe making the rounds and being abused all the way



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1972 Mach 1 Mustang
1969 Bronco Sport
1964 Falcon 
2002 F250 4x4 w/ tuned 7.3 diesel
2015 Fusion Ecoboost Hybrid
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#16
Our cars arent that big.
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#17
guys72Mach1;131133 Wrote:1973 Mach 1, 521cid Stroker w/ Ported Aluminium SCJ-A Heads, TKO600, 3.70 gears, wavetrac diff, 35 spline moser axles, and 49ER colors baby!!!


You had me all the way until you dropped the 49er colors!!!
~~~ Silver & Black is where it's at ~~~

i was born in oakland so i'm not going to say much. however the red and gold has been to the championship and SB the last two years when the silver and black has struggled to even keep a coach for more than one year. TongueTongueTongueTongue
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#18
raising the headers on both sides worked out alot better and i could retain the awesome stance of the mach 1. no scrappage leaving the driveway now. the only thing that scraps when i have my street wheels is the front cros bar for my ladder bar suspension and its a easy little scrap here and there on the driveway bottom.
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#19
Holy crap those hung stupidly low.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#20
Totalled;132822 Wrote:Holy crap those hung stupidly low.

yup, low enough to where i couldn't get half way past my driveway before they hung up.
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