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Old 02-06-2013, 08:04 PM
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How about a better center of gravity?

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Your getting closer but not quite there yet.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:24 PM
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What could be "Closer"? The 265 motors weight moved the center of gravity back and down.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 PM
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Nope 55 used same box in 55 as 54.
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What I was looking for was the term " weight distribution" On a airplane you consider the CG and trim accordingly. Nose high , nose low. Your looking for a neutral balance. With a automobile your not so much concerned with the CG as you are down pressure on the front and rear wheels. Weight distribution is expressed in percentages and is always measured from the middle of the car.
The CG doesn't stay in the middle, it moves to maintain a neutral balance.
The V-8 was about three hundred pounds lighter and it took a lot of pressure off the front end and Chevy said "Well I'll be darned! This thing steers better!"

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Here is a power steering gear box replacement kit for 1953-62 Corvettes. The site your showing me comes from Australia. Different terminology? I fount numerous sites selling OEM Pittman arms also. Also drag links. What I couldn't find was a picture of a OEM gear box but I only looked for 10 min.
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What I was looking for was the term " weight distribution" On a airplane you consider the CG and trim accordingly. Nose high , nose low. Your looking for a neutral balance. With a automobile your not so much concerned with the CG as you are down pressure on the front and rear wheels. Weight distribution is expressed in percentages and is always measured from the middle of the car.
The CG doesn't stay in the middle, it moves to maintain a neutral balance.
The V-8 was about three hundred pounds lighter and it took a lot of pressure off the front end and Chevy said "Well I'll be darned! This thing steers better!"

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You have a "65 Mustang" in front of you with the hood up. Name two major components that tells you it isn't a "65" after all but a 64 and a half.

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Did not see it was from Australia ,ive heard corvette used the same suspension parts as a belair ,dont know for sure ,i just saw this ad thought i would post it .did you notice automatic details ,another add i have states it different .
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Generator .alternator voltage regulator
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Did not see it was from Australia ,ive heard corvette used the same suspension parts as a belair ,dont know for sure ,i just saw this ad thought i would post it .did you notice automatic details ,another add i have states it different .
Yep the 53-62 Corvette front suspension and steering is about 99.9% exactly the same as a 49-54 passenger car.

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Right on, never thought about it, thanks for the education.

You have a "65 Mustang" in front of you with the hood up. Name two major components that tells you it isn't a "65" after all but a 64 and a half.

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Generator and front lip of hood.
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Generator .alternator voltage regulator
Close, the 64 had a generator, what's the other major component?

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:37 PM
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are you talking under hood or all over 65 was offered in a 2+2 fastback 64 was not
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are you talking under hood or all over
What I remember is the front edge of the 64 1/2 dipped down in front and the 65 didn't . I can't remember the rest of the hood. Also when ford introduced alt. on there cats they first had external voltage reculators. I started working at a Ford dealership back in 1962 in new cars with my Dad. I serviced the first Mustang we got and the first Bronco. Also the horns on the 64 1/2 were a lot bigger then the 65. They were Manly Horns!
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Close, the 64 had a generator, what's the other major component?

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Horns were mounted on the frame, 65 were on the radiator support, radiator support had louvers, 65 had 4 cut outs to keep the battery cool, cast engine pulleys, 65 had stamped steel, I'm sure there are other obvious differences but those are about all I can think of right now. Unless you wanna start on the interior

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