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Old 03-04-2008, 10:37 PM
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4 link HELP!!!

Ok heres the story ... my 62 nova project i picked up is back half'd, fully tubbed with a 4 link and coilover setup already installed but i got the car minus the rearend ... so in my hunt i found a 9" out of a 66 bronco ... the next step is to get the 4 link brackets and install the rearend ... now is where i hit a snag ... i have little knowledge of 4 link setups or how to install them and i cant find a local shop that will even point me in the right direction. So im turning here in hope of finding the help i need to jump this hurdle ... thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 03-05-2008, 12:30 AM
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Take a look here, I've got a Chris Alston Eliminator II in my Nova, it's a task, but doable, I did it myself in my garage. If you have any questions you can't figure out from there, PM me. Look at my project journal for some real time pictures.

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Billy Shope explained it like this:
In the side view, visualize a horizontal line through the center of gravity (about the height of the camshaft) and a vertical line through the front tire patch. Then, a line...called the "no squat/no rise line"...passing through the intersection of these two lines and the rear tire patch.

Finally, visualize lines passing through the centerlines of your links. There will be an upper line (through the upper two links) and a lower line (through the lower two links). If you don't want the car to squat or rise, arrange the links so that the intersection of the upper line and the lower line falls on the no squat/no rise line. If you want it to rise, put the intersection above the line; squat, below the line.
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my 62 nova project i picked up is back half'd, fully tubbed with a 4 link and coilover setup already installed but i got the car minus the rearend ... so in my hunt i found a 9" out of a 66 bronco ...
My question is the Bronco rear end narrow enough ?? It is 58 inches wide, when measuring from wheel mounting flange to wheel mounting flange. Also, Bronco rears came with the 5 on 5.5 wheel pattern ( not the most popular pattern for a drag/street/strip car. Another thing to consider is the pinion offset is a good bit MORE on the Bronco than most other 9 inch Ford rears ( because it is offset for the 4 wheel drive ).

ALL early Broncos were equipped with 28 spline axles.
Most were the small axle bearing, most had 10 inch diameter brake drums ( Bronco ONLY ) making brake parts a little more difficult to find.
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My question is the Bronco rear end narrow enough ?? It is 58 inches wide, when measuring from wheel mounting flange to wheel mounting flange. Also, Bronco rears came with the 5 on 5.5 wheel pattern ( not the most popular pattern for a drag/street/strip car. Another thing to consider is the pinion offset is a good bit MORE on the Bronco than most other 9 inch Ford rears ( because it is offset for the 4 wheel drive ).

ALL early Broncos were equipped with 28 spline axles.
Most were the small axle bearing, most had 10 inch diameter brake drums ( Bronco ONLY ) making brake parts a little more difficult to find.
The reason im using a Bronco 9 inch is because its only 3/4 of an inch off from a stock nova rearend, its got 4.10 gears and
i bought it for $100 .... I plan on replacing the brakes and im ordering a new set of moser axels with 5x4 3/4 bolt pattern
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Ok heres the story ... my 62 nova project i picked up is back half'd, fully tubbed with a 4 link and coilover setup already installed
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The reason im using a Bronco 9 inch is because its only 3/4 of an inch off from a stock nova rearend, its got 4.10 gears and
i bought it for $100 .... I plan on replacing the brakes and im ordering a new set of moser axels with 5x4 3/4 bolt pattern
COOL ... most folks with a fully tubbed car that is back halved want a narrow rear end so they can run BIG, WIDE, TIRES ... with a narrow rear end.
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