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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 03:12 PM
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I have gone to 2 of Ron Sutten's work shops,the first covered front/ rear roll center's as well as many other topics. It really is a lot to absorb in one day. The second ,a year later, got into different tuning strategies and set ups. Again a massive amount of info for one day.

The day after last years work shop I was running the autocross at GoodGuys. I found myself in a fight with a Camaro guy swapping positions run after run. I suddenly realized that besides air pressure I had another tool in my tool box,an adjustable watts link. I started moving the pivot up ,that loosened the rear up and put more grip up front,the car was responding by dropping chunks of time. The car was pushing on turn in. I ended up gapping the Camaro and moved 2 positions ahead of him with another less than .2 sec. I missed top 10 by that .2 sec.

In our higher HP cars than the "normal" autocrossers running a slight tilt on a Panhard bar is desirable to counter torque action coming off corners. That and the fact you can mount a PHB as low as you dare,lower than a Watts due to the height of the pivot.
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If they are doing it to 50's ford truck frames, with some ingenuity, I see no reason why you couldn't make it work on a mustang frame as well...

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There's no doubt it can be done. The question is, what is your goal in doing so, and does the conversion move you toward your goal ?

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interesting that a post that started out with this

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Has anyone installed independent rear suspension under a 1966 Mustang?
has evolved into a thread on the suspension geometry and and a debate if its worth doing. Not complaining just saying that the thread has taken on a new life other than what was originally intended.
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interesting that a post that started out with this



has evolved into a thread on the suspension geometry and and a debate if its worth doing. Not complaining just saying that the thread has taken on a new life other than what was originally intended.
Right on...my answer was just that I don't see why it couldn't be done...seems like it has spun into a why? And " what for"... I'm doing it in my 55 because it looks cool...that's it...here's one someone else put in a truck, and I like it!
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Why did I put a Jag IRS in my Mustang, lots of reasons:

1. I want my Mustang to have the ride quality of a new car
2. I want my Mustang to handle well on windy mountain roads
3. It expands my mind and problem solving skills
4. It expands my fabrication skills
5. Because I can
6. Its cool
7. There is more interest in this kind of a project than you would think and by doing this install I can share my project with other through my web site.

BTW page 7 of my Jag IRS install in a 64.5 Mustang is up and running
DazeCars, Mustang IRS or Independent Rear Suspension page VI

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#6, The Mount Everest reason, is probably the most compelling. Otherwise we'd all still be in caves.

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PS. most good threads have several tangents that vary from very interesting to useless. I've done my share of contributing to both extremes.

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