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Old 06-17-2003, 08:00 PM
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6 cyc to BigBlock...suspension/steering concerns?

Hi all.

I'm pulling the 6 cyclinder and putting a 429 in a '67 Mustang. Are there any MUSTS as it relates to suspension and steering? (someone told me I would need to get the Big Block steering kit - 1400.00 YIKES) Also, if anyone knows of any good write-ups from someone who's done this that would be great.

So far I was planning to purchase a suspension kit from Mustangs Plus. I'm afraid I'll be wasting money if those springs aren't rated for the heavier motor. The ad just says 67-70 and doesn't get into motor size. They have a two different "sizes" of springs...620lbs and 750lbs. I'm wondering what that pertains too.

Thanks fellas.

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Old 06-22-2003, 07:07 AM
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Before you get into the suspension, you do realize that you are most likey going to have to notch the spring towers (for easier mounting and maintenance room) don't you?

As far as the suspension goes...it depends how you are going to use the car. Road racing or straight ahead. In 1968, the MUSTANG actually received the front suspension (arms and spindles) from the FAIRLANE series. You might consider upgrading to that as the CJ suspension package should be enough for the street.

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Let me know what you decide. The sizes of the springs is referring to their capacity. It might be wiser and cheaper to buy factory assembly springs (Eaton) made specifically for the car rather than a thrown together generic one fits all kit.
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Old 06-22-2003, 11:27 AM
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KULTULZ is right. I think you would be alot happier with a set of originial springs, designed for that purpose. Otherwise you are likely going to spend alot of time and $$$ experimenting to get the ride and handling you want.

I am not sure on the notching the shock towers. It has been along time since I've seen a monster in a Stang of that year. You can be sure that there is no extra room in there.
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