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Handling issues
« on: March 07, 2010, 09:40:00 AM »
Okay it's suppose to be 50 degrees today. My mind goes to my 66 that has been in storage all winter and baseball. I ordered baseball tickets now it's time to focus on the mustang. This car was destined to be a drag car when I found it. It handles bad. They removed the sway bars, put on traction bars and locked the rearend. Their plan was to run in a straight line. I want a road car. I'm looking at a Grab Track suspension rebuild kit. It has new sway bars, A arms and all the components. Is there some other brand or any other things I should look at?

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 12:58:21 PM »
Stock comes to mind -

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 06:03:25 PM »
I haven't found a complete stock rebuild kit, only after market. I found the stock components by the piece. Budget will be an issue and resto mod looks like my best option with where the car is at this point but I'm still looking for used parts. Thanks for responding.

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 06:05:30 PM »
You can get stock suspension parts, but I'm not sure they come in a kit.  I haven't put the Grab-A-Trak kit on my '65, but I have talked to a bunch of classic owners who have, and they all seemed very satisfied. 

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 05:52:22 PM »
Try looking in the NPD or mustangs unlimited books. I bought a pretty much stock rebuild kit for my 71 Mach out of the NPD book so I'm sure they have it for the 66..

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 08:02:09 PM »
Yeah they have it. 

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 11:16:30 PM »
Do the grabatrack system. I was planning on it many years ago, and i just never got around to it. Im still going to do it one day.

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 12:02:26 PM »
I've been thinking about the Grab-A-Trak system for my 65 too.  But, so far the front end is still tight.   I got her up to 90  a month or so on a back road, and she didn't shimmy or shake.  I hit it with some grease everytime I change the oil, so it has never not been lubricated. 

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 08:39:36 PM »
I still haven't decided what to do. They did remove the sway bar. I know that didn't help. I'm taking a week of vacation to work on the Mustang. I'm putting a new sway bar on it, replacing the bushings, new shocks and checking out the rest of the front end. Then I want to drive it again. To see what difference it makes. Really I just want to drive it. Thanks for the support

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 10:16:49 PM »
NPD has a good kit that is like $500 that has KYB white shocks, front and rear sway bars, front lowering springs, new bushings, shackles, and hardware. I've heard good reviews. Then just get an export brace and a monte carlo bar and call it good. Unless the steering needs to be rebuilt. Also you could do a shelby drop on it as well.

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Re: Handling issues
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 10:53:10 PM »
The shock replacement alone will make a big difference.  After I put the KYB's on I noticed a big difference in handling. 

 

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