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Mustang 71-73, Cougar 71-73 - Shock Tower Export Brace
#11
(01-07-2019, 10:52 AM)jowens1126 Wrote: I hate the originals.  It makes it a big pain in the but to do anything under the hood.  Not to mention that they are not the easiest things to remove without taking the hood off.

I don't think the originals are that bad. I can have them off in less than 5 minutes and definitely don't have to remove the hood.

Kevin

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

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#12
well I have really big hands and arms, plus I'm getting up in age and things like that it seems like I have to be a contortionist to get the bolts in.

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#13
If the bolt+nuts are the originals or of similar quality, there are in and out in matter of seconds.
I use a L shaped key on nut, and socket/rachet on head.
If it takes ages to get them loose, the threads are likely corroded/rusty and could use some brushing/grease.

The position you need to take to have a good grip isn't the most friendly for sure, but how often do you need to remove/place back these?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#14
I have two objections for the stock braces, appearance and getting in the way. The aftermarket ones look better and don't get in the way as much but also require a monte carlo brace to make up for the loss of lateral support that the original ones provide. The monte carlo braces get in the way of more things that I need to get to more often, like the distributor. So, for now I'll stick with the original, until, if and when I make one that I believe accomplishes functionality and appearance.



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#15
TB

Just for alternative ideas here is a picture of what I did.  I really dig most of Total Controls products, but not that brace.

[Image: 78-DB82-C7-6-D3-D-4407-9-C41-8043-A994-A972.jpg]
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#16
That's clean looking and functional. It will definitely provide better support longitudinally and transversely than the one from TCP.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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#17
(01-07-2019, 11:01 AM)turtle5353 Wrote:
(01-07-2019, 10:52 AM)jowens1126 Wrote: I hate the originals.  It makes it a big pain in the but to do anything under the hood.  Not to mention that they are not the easiest things to remove without taking the hood off.

I don't think the originals are that bad. I can have them off in less than 5 minutes and definitely don't have to remove the hood.
+1
I dont need to remove the hood either.

I also dont see much structural benefit of these TCPs, but i understand why you need them. Your master cylinder is just in the wrong side Smile

However, what may be of use is to have a bracket like that at the cowl. That may stiffen that end a bit but not sure if needed. It will be easy to replicate with a 1/2" wide plate.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
4-wheel disc brakes
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#18
(01-08-2019, 09:19 AM)Bentworker Wrote: TB

Just for alternative ideas here is a picture of what I did.  I really dig most of Total Controls products, but not that brace.

[Image: 78-DB82-C7-6-D3-D-4407-9-C41-8043-A994-A972.jpg]

Could you make a close pict at the tower, to see how they connect please?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#19
Fabrice,

Check out https://mikemaierinc.com/product/mustang...ace-kit-2/

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-shoc...-for-71-73
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#20
The Maier setup is definitely a better option but being a one piece unit the shipping cost might be prohibitive for us international buyers
Wouldn't be too difficult to fabricate something like this at home I reckon
Perhaps I will get the additional TCP Monte Carlo setup  when I'm not bankrupt
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