Getting ready to put all new suspension and add power steering to my '68 this year, and am wondering how everything will fit together. Car is a manual. Here is what I currently have:
- Blueprint Engines 302 crate motor, so this is a Fox Body era block and I had to get the Scott Drake Clutch Linkage Bracket (Scott Drake Clutch Linkage Brackets C5ZZ-7A531-LM)
- Classic Auto Air A/C system, 2 groove crank pulley, aluminum radiator and mechanical fan
- Opentracker Racing Street Performance Full Suspension Kit Level 1 (Street Performance Full Suspension Kit - Level 1 (1967-1970) with Bilstein Street Shocks - Opentracker Racing Products)
- Borgeson Power Steering Conversion (Borgeson Power Steering Conversion (1968-1970) 289/302/351W V8 Mustang with Manual Steering - Opentracker Racing Products)
- Monte Carlo Bar (curved or straight, not sure yet)
- The suspension kit is pretty straightforward but I am wondering what the height of the floorboard off the ground will be with a 1" drop vs. stock height? My current suspension is so worn out the car looks like a boat riding above the water in the front so I have no frame of reference.
- The steering kit says it will not fit the factory Z-Bar clutch linkage and a modified Z-Bar is needed. How does the Clutch Linkage Bracket I have affect this?
- I'm not sure a 3 groove crank pulley will fit with clearance between it and the fan or the fan and the radiator. Would I be able to run the power steering pump off the second empty groove on the A/C compressor?
- I currently have a 15 inch steering wheel and I do not want to go smaller, so I am concerned about an over-boosted feeling with the power steering. Has anybody used the pressure reducing washer kit (Borgeson Universal Power Steering Pump Pressure-Reducing Kits 899001) and have any feedback on that?
- My A/C compressor looks like it might be too high for the Monte Carlo bar to clear... How far off the top of the fender apron is the bottom of the actual bar?
- Is there anything else that I'm missing that I will need?