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1963 Falcon Strut Rod

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1963 Falcon Strut Rod

Post #1 by 63flcn » Mon May 18, 2020 8:23 pm

Hi everyone.

Wondering if I can get some confirmation these are seated correctly. The bushings/cups are oriented correctly based on the instructions however it just mentions to tighten the "nut" to 75ft/lbs. obviously the front but what about the rear nut?

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Re: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 pm

The rear nut is used to set the lower control arm position, many of the stock Ford rods were a fixed lenght that didn't have an adjustment the front nut is then torqued against its position. You might want to take yours in for a front end alignement and have them check that out if you can find a shop in your area that knows how to work on and set a proper Falcon alignement. The one bushing looks like it's not installed correctly, why is there a gap between the washer and rubber bushing? Good luck
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1. It is very important that you have no more than .25 degrees of difference from passenger to drivers side.
2 A. For a light weight small six car 144 to 200 engines 1.0 to 2.0 degrees of castor but note that on non power steering Daly Driver street use car that the more castor you use the steering effort increases when going slow like parking so this is a good reason to use a roller idler arm for reduced steering effort. With power steering you can use the 2B specs.
2.B for a 250 six or V8's use 2.0 to 3.5 see the above note also
3. -.5 to 0 degrees camber
4. 1/16 to 1/8 inch toe in.

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Re: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod

Post #3 by 63flcn » Mon May 18, 2020 10:18 pm

Yeah it certainly needs an alignment, just wanted it to be in the ball park before bringing it in.

There is a space between washer and bushing because the bushing is cone shaped.

This is what was installed:
https://www.summitracing.com/nv/parts/s ... ocation=nv

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Re: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod

Post #4 by rbohm » Mon May 18, 2020 11:13 pm

the install looks just fine. remember that the "adjustment" built into the strut rod is there to fine tune the caster adjustment, not be the mode of caster adjustment.
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Re: 1963 Falcon Strut Rod

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:13 pm

63flcn wrote:Yeah it certainly needs an alignment, just wanted it to be in the ball park before bringing it in.

There is a space between washer and bushing because the bushing is cone shaped.

This is what was installed:
https://www.summitracing.com/nv/parts/s ... ocation=nv


Ok yes if the bushing is cone shaped that's great and should be fine.
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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