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Old 04-15-2003, 04:23 PM
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Tony... Like has been said, the early Stangs have several parts that are known to go bad. Jacking a front end that has spring over upper control arm by the lower contrl arm is the wrong way to check for bad parts, unless you are checking the jack. If the spring was on the lower control arm, as in the Mustang II it would be the right way. The idea is to remove the spring pressure from the ball joints. What you need to do is replace the bushings that you know are bad and go from there. What I like to do with my Stangs is find a shop with the old "Pit" type of machine. Preferrably with an "Old man" working the pit. They usually have a notebook with settings that work better than OEM. The Stangs were known for eating the tires off if they were set to OEM specs. Not really sure what people were setting them to, but most "old Timers" had their own way of setting them that made them handle and not eat up tires. Good Luck
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