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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 12:22 AM
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And a photo of the individual cowl-to-shock tower braces graciously stolen from another recent post.
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A Monte Carlo bar wouldn't be a bad idea in that case either.
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@Solomon Sasa - where are you located? It sounds like you are definitely going to need some assistance from a shop that knows old mustangs - hopefully some on this forum can make some recommendations, or even help you out if your close...

You can definitely do a lot of work on these cars yourself, but you may have some serious issues that need to be figured out by someone that knows what they’re doing.


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I will look for something that might fit with the intake. Would you recommend taking this to a suspension shop and having them assess it? Or should I buy replacement components? There was new springs in the trunk
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I am located in houston. I've found this place not too far: http://classicperformancemustangs2.com/Repairs.aspx
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I think here are several forum members in the Houston area, hopefully someone can recommend a good shop.

MMI makes a shock tower brace that works with EFI intakes, although it is pretty expensive... there may be others out there. Here’s the link: https://mikemaierinc.com/product/mus...k-tower-brace/




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I think you bought the mustang I was looking at about 2 months ago....but the simple solution would be to ditch the EFI and revert to a carbed intake(and fuel system). Unless there is a particular reason you need EFI, a good carb setup will have similar results in a NA application...and has the benefit of stock export braces fitting. If you need EFI...then you are going to be stuck fabricating your own export brace or buying an expensive one...or you could swap to a different EFI intake...a crossflow manifold of some type with a front entry TB might allow better fitment for bracing
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I think you bought the mustang I was looking at about 2 months ago....but the simple solution would be to ditch the EFI and revert to a carbed intake(and fuel system). Unless there is a particular reason you need EFI, a good carb setup will have similar results in a NA application...and has the benefit of stock export braces fitting. If you need EFI...then you are going to be stuck fabricating your own export brace or buying an expensive one...or you could swap to a different EFI intake...a crossflow manifold of some type with a front entry TB might allow better fitment for bracing
did you see it in person? What were your thoughts on it? I kind of like the efi set up. I know I'm going to have to come up with some way to brace the shock towers. But rn I am just wanting to get a working suspension and wheel clearance. Does that just involve getting adjustable struts and new springs and an adjustment? Or would I need to change some other components as well. More pictures attached is underneath the engine supported?
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I’m not crazy about the R&P set up. I suspect once you get some other issues fix you may have some issues with this.

Converting a drag link to R&P correctly, it needs to still emulate the drag link like the TCP or Unisteer. That looks like a older style of a R&P conversion
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Here’s what you need to do for cowl to shock tower support with your EFI set up


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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Clearance looks okay when not turning. It only rubs when turned all the way to the right, is that more likely an issue with the steering? And sidewall is 70
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That wheel looks a bit forward (or fender to the rear) to me...

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^^ We the current need alignment specs to know how to help


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