So, today was a busy day. The last major project was to install my new Global West front suspension. I have been waiting for this for about 6 weeks. This is the big project that gets me closer to being a roller, then on to bigger and more expensive things, like an engine.
While I was unpacking this and playing with it, I had the thought of Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds, building his Mustang engine in his kitchen. For me, it was the suspension in the dining room. It will make it to the car when I am done appreciating it. This is some serious engineering. I also seriously doubt I need this much engineering, but "need" is such a subjective term.
I went with the Opentracker roller perches. Again, who doesn't need more solid engineered parts? I put this off for 20 years. I have lost time to make up for.
No point in buying high end suspension and not doing the Arning drop. I was planning on half inch holes, but Global West used a 9/16th, so I had to do a last minute tool purchase of a new metal bit. Disaster barely averted. The project continued.
It came together surprisingly quick. It may have something to do with no fenders or anything else on the tire side of the engine bay. Did I mention how impressive the engineering of this stuff is?
The adjustable strut rods are my favorite part from a cool factor. Totally not what I was expecting in a design. All of these things have joints all over where there used to be big rubber bushings. To tie the steering together, I also put in an Opentracker idler arm. Just missing a steering box now. And everything south of that.
I still have to decide between progressive and linear springs. I actually have both currently. I figure I just need something to get it on the ground now, and they will surely need cutting when I get near the driving stage, so I can keep putting off the final decision there.
The rear end should be back to me soon. I need to figure out what to do with brakes next. I am being told not to put the single piston back in as these are 68 spindles. Standard debate about disk rear end too while I currently have none. Back to waiting on parts and research.