|10-07-2012 01:52 PM|
phonethe shop or e mail them.i found them helpfull with this stuff but they should have torque values on the instructions booklet
|09-20-2012 07:53 PM|
|Cape Cod Bob|
|09-20-2012 08:31 AM|
It seems like we're kicking a dead horse again.
The question was asked 6 months ago and the OP never returned.
I wish people here would come back and tell us if the problem was fixed or not.
Maybe they could just say thanks.
Irelands child has the perfect answer for most situations.
|09-19-2012 08:41 PM|
Why not just pick up the phone and CALL Fatman Fabrications instead of getting 'I Think' it should be ........
Their phone number is 1 704-545-0369
|09-19-2012 07:12 PM|
|RatPin||Those bushings are meant to spread when tightened down if I remember correctly. Torque them good. They should flatten to the size of that washer or more.|
|06-29-2012 08:45 AM|
The T-Bird rack in my Maverick (RCMotorsports front clip) has internal stops. To center everything up, I put everything together then turned it full left and measured from the inner tire to the frame rail. Now do the same for a full right turn. Once you have these measurements, you can adjust the inner tie-rod ends to make both sides even. After evening them up, you'll need to remove and reorient the steering wheel.
There are prolly other ways to get there, this worked best for me with minimal fuss...
|06-29-2012 06:29 AM|
|06-28-2012 08:02 PM|
|jfmmck||No stops on the rack itself. I don't know where they are on the Fatman set up, I have a Heidt. The Heidt has some tubing (1/2 ID) welded on the front of the lower controll arms that accept an adjustable stop. I put a bolt with a nut on each side of the tubing. The tie rod ends come in contact with the bolt head.|
|06-28-2012 06:16 PM|
|06-27-2012 08:42 PM|
|jfmmck||To get it centered, make sure you have the same amount of rod sticking out on each side of the rack body ( may require you to pull the boots off). simply turn steering shaft to get equal lengths. Then measure end to end and mark center point on rack. The tie rod ends can be screwed on exactly the same number of turns each to get you tires so you have about 1/4 toe in. That should get you to the alignment shop if you don't trailer it. The stops will be placed to keep the tires from contacting the frame or the rack from bottoming out, whichever is first.|
|06-27-2012 08:16 PM|
|06-26-2012 07:38 AM|
Slight subject change.......
Hi,i have a Fatman Mustang 2 suspension in my 48 ford coupe,the rubber bellows on the R & P, fall apart in less than a year,(Probably chinese) where can i buy ones that will last awhile???
|06-25-2012 07:40 PM|
|jfmmck||I tightened my bolts till the rubber bushings were crushed to about 1/2 in between the washer and sleave. I have 5000 miles on the vehicle and no movement or loosening of the bolts. By the way, my rack came with lock nuts and if yours did also, they won't back off.|
|05-07-2012 09:51 PM|
In the factory there was about a 125 lb monster air power tool that torqued the rack nuts then crimped them so they wouldn't work loose. I would use locktite when installing them.
|03-25-2012 08:10 PM|
|T Evans||Yes, there is an inner fiber sleeve that fits inside the rubber bushing. Thanks, Tom|
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