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Old 01-10-2006, 07:24 PM
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Narrowed Control arms?

I am building a '67 Nova and just bought a Mustang II front clip for the car. From all the research I've done on this car I've found that these cars have tire clearance issues, and I'd really like to be able to stuff some decent rubber under it. Kinda going Pro-Touring, look old, but corner way better than a stock Nova (from what I understand they didn't corner all that well).

Now I've found a few guys who make tubular control arms that are 5/8-3/4 inch narrower than a stock MII control arm. I realize making the front of the car just over a inch narrower won't make all that much difference, but it'll help.

My question is will this affect the geometry up front? I have some experience with this stuff, building circle track race cars, but I don't know all that much. Just been told that any of these modifications will change the factory geometry. I can't imagine it would make any serious changes being such a minor 1"-1.5", but thats why I'm asking. Any help would be appreciated.


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narrowed control arms

just installed a heidts front clip in my 67 nova.I went with the narrowed contol arms and it is my understanding that the narrowed allow you to use a wider tire,everything else is the same.this set up compared to the stock one has to be alot better in so many ways.my question to anyone is can I align this front end without having the weight of an engine,trans,sheetmetal etc so that I can flat tow the body while I work on it. thanx for any feedback. by the way the clip installed fast than it took me to type this
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