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I'm installing a quick steer sutup and ball bearing idler arm mount. I had to move the steering box around
a bit to get the puller on the pitman arm, i lost track of the proper orientation for the pitman arm. It
seems that the spline for the pitman arm is such that the pitman will go on only one way? My problem is
at wheel lock the new pitman arm is taking up the same space as my header! It's not hitting at the end of the pitman arm, i'm thinking that I got something out of wack, the old pitman arm will hit now also.

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Billgear,

The interference your experiencing is common when running long tube headers. The quick steer kit should clear Tri-Ys though. The pitman arm should only go on one way.

The rollerized idler arm setup you mention, did you buy it from Cobra Automotive? I put one in my 66' and love it!

Good Luck!

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I think once i get the car of the jack stands the the problem will go away. If not i'll just weld on a steering
stop. The bearing kit was purchased at www.deltabaymustang.com/. The owner races a 65' Fastback,
he's a good source for info, and parts. I hope i like the setup as much as you do, can't wait to try it.

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Do I see slotted rotors and Granada brakes there?

How do you like them? Have you ever been on a track (not dragstrip)?

Have you lowered the upper control arms yet?

Very nice car.

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The brakes are the 12" SSBC HD kit, the caliper are PBR same as the late model cobra. I lowered the control
arms with the pro-motorsport negative wedge kit, which drops the upper arm about 2 inches. The goal is
to do some open track stuff, maybe some autocross also. I'm just trying to get the car ready. Looks like
you have done some racing already? I've tried a couple of shifter kart schools, if it's half as much fun as that, i'll have a blast.

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You'll love it!

I suggest a tuneable rear swaybar and replacing the stock front strut rods with the heim jointed ones sold by Cobra Automotive. Get the ability to control understeer with rear swaybar, strut rods make it very stable under hard braking

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I have the quick steer arms and Tri-y's in mine. The arm still hits when the wheels are on the ground. While your at it, Cobra Automotive sells a rollerize spring perch which really helps take the bind out of the front end.

Relative to suspension set ups for the track, I'd try as stiff as you can handle up front (big bar, heavy springs and shcoks) and as low and soft as you can go in the rear. If you run slicks or shaved Bfg's, skip the rear bar.

Bob.
 
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