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One Piece Export/Monte Carlo Brace-Who's interested??
#1
I emailed Tracy concerning the fabrication of a one piece Monte Carlo/Export brace for our cars, similar to the Maier racing piece. I have the MPG Heads brace but I don't like the fact that it is a multi piece unit. I would rather have a one piece.

I am looking for feedback/suggestions as to how it can be fabricated so we can request this from Tracy. I understand the tolerances vary from car to car but I don't know how Maier Racing can get it done with a one piece for the 69 to 70 mustangs

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#2
Let us know what they come up with...I may be interested.

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#3
It could have more clearance up front for oversized distributors and such. I think it is a good idea and would prefer something one piece . . . right up until I needed to remove a valve cover. . . .

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#4
Yes you all have a valid point but what I'm after is structural reinforcement. Trying to reduce that shakiness harsh NVH of the front end everytime we hit a bump on the road.

Here is where I am with Tracy. PTPE (Pacific Thunder Performance Engineering) is located in Anaheim California. If anybody can briefly take in their car for measuring I will send my aluminum Export/Monte Carlo brace to him so he can re-engineer it into a one piece steel unit.
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#5
Very interested!!!!!

Only concern would be shipping costs with something that large.

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#6
One solution would be to sell a builder's kit with the front bar detached and to be welded up by the user to match their car's dimensions. Then they could offer front bars with varying curvatures for different engine set ups.

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#7
im interested in one sounds like a good idea
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#8
Due to the fact that so many of these cars have had aprons and other front structural pieces replaced over the years one size isn't going to fit all. Your going to need to have the front bar adjustable on one side via a turnbuckle arrangement. Take a look at the 2004 350z they come from the factory with a strut tower brace and one side is adjustable via turnbuckle and locking nuts.

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Qcode351mach;260228 Wrote:Due to the fact that so many of these cars have had aprons and other front structural pieces replaced over the years one size isn't going to fit all. Your going to need to have the front bar adjustable on one side via a turnbuckle arrangement. Take a look at the 2004 350z they come from the factory with a strut tower brace and one side is adjustable via turnbuckle and locking nuts.

My thoughts, too. Even without any post production repairs or modifications I believe there was too much production variations for one size to fit all.



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Can they sell it with the flanges not drilled? Then each individual will drill the holes where needed.

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