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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 11:10 AM
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This is awesome. I agree with Shaun about running the numbers, I'd be curious exactly how much this will effect camber gain and roll center.

When I switched from playing with Miatas to old mustangs I never expected to find more guys tinkering with suspension geometry on the old mustangs! The Miata community seems boring compared to you guys.
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Sounds like an interesting project. Anybody run the numbers? I'm a data kinda guy and I like to spend 10 hours measuring/plotting things before 100 hours of labor tearing things up.
x2 ! If I was going to go that far, I'd run it through a suspension program. I'd also go with custom A-arms, changing the strut rod pivot and UCA length/pivots as indicated by the suspension analysis.

Dennis, Moving the inner LCA pivot a little won't do much to change the camber gain of the UCA/Shelby drop. The longer arm will help to moderate the effect, but ultimately the location will depend on the RCH desired, and the overall suspension design.

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When I switched from playing with Miatas to old mustangs I never expected to find more guys tinkering with suspension geometry on the old mustangs! The Miata community seems boring compared to you guys.
What did you think of the Miata?
GW had a mule in early 1989 to do tuning on. The car they received back had revised camber gain and a few
other tweaks. I have no idea how much of it was incorporated into the final car. I do remember seeing a quick
blurb in one of their ads alluding to revised suspension tuning. (or some such wording)

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It was amazing other than the lack of power and uninspiring looks. It won its fair share of races (SCCA Hill Climbs and Time Trials). I added a turbo, which solved the power problem but introduced a myriad of on-track reliability issues due to heat (Melted the dipstick multiple times, melted the insulation off wires, turbo bolts consistently backing out due to heat cycling, etc...)

It had the best steering I've ever felt. Anyone who thinks the recirculating ball setup in old mustangs is "good enough" needs to drive a first gen miata with a de-powered rack. Its steering nirvana.


The mustang is better at burnouts, donuts and drifting though
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This is really good stuff, thanks guys!

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