68 Mercury Cougar Shock Tower Brace Modification To Fit
10th part of the Mercury Cougar restoration. Here the finished suspension
is looked at and the after market shock tower brace is modified to fit the
car. The painted engine bay and installed engine can also be seen. As
always, thanks for watching and comments are welcome. There was some
feedback on this video about the shock towers sagging inwards on these
cars. The original braces fit ok and dropped into place. These are old
cars and anything can happen, but original fits are something to be
Mustang Front Suspension Installation Forgotten Fastback 1965
In this installation video, Bill demonstrates how to upgrade a front
suspension in CJ's 1965 Forgotten Fastback project car. Before the upgrade,
the Forgotten Fastback's suspension was beyond poor, with two 4x4s for
springs and several loose parts.
In order to make the Fastback a Mustang with modern updates, we've
decided to install a stock-style suspension with a few performance
upgrades, which will provide a better handling experience. For springs,
upper and lower control arms, and a strut rod kit, we've chosen top-quality
products from Scott Drake.
Mustang Scott Drake Coil
These springs allow your Classic Mustang to take advantage of the
latest suspension technology and perform more like a modern sports car.
They provide a fairly stock smooth ride during normal driving, but as the
springs compress under load (primarily during braking and cornering) they
progressively become firmer to offer the handling characteristics similar
to our 600 pound performance springs.
Mustang Scott Drake Lower
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These lower control arms are the finest available and feature the original
riveted design for a more authentic look. They are painted black and
natural steel gray and come with a ball joint, grease seal, a washer and
nut and a cotter key.
Mustang Scott Drake Upper
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These upper control arms are the finest reproductions available and are not
rebuilt, but rather all new. They're painted black and natural steel gray,
come ready to install, and include the bushings, ball joint, but with
cotter key and washers with locking nuts.
Ball Joint Replacement
This video applies to ball-joints that are connected to stamped steel
control arms through the use of rivets. GM vans and trucks up to 1995 and
the older GM cars like the corvette in the video that have rear wheel drive
and that don't have struts. Ball-joints connected to tubular control arms
or those that are pressed in require a different procedure and some require
replacing the entire control arm(like all newer F150's upper arms). Some
have snap-rings on the lower ball-joints that must be removed before
pounding them out and a ball-joint press must be used to install the new
joints. Finding the torque specification for the bolts is all on you. I
found a website for GM specs which is
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How To Control Arm Bushing Removal at Home (without a torch) 1984 Chevrolet Truck C10 DIY
This video is showing one way I remove the control arm bushings from a 1984
Chevrolet truck C10 if you don't have a torch and with basic tools that
most will have.
After stripping these arms down and buying the new bushings and ball
joints, I will recommend to anyone considering doing this - DONT. Just buy
the complete control arm with all already installed and painted. The $100
you save (for 4 arms) doing it yourself is not worth all of the labor
you'll put into it. Plus they probably still wont look as good.
Check out my other videos like this on the link below:
How to remove control arm bushings
How to remove - install control arm bushings
& anti roll sway bar eye bolt bush.
Car: Vw Polo
Model: Mk4 6n
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Track: Royksopp - So Easy
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