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Author Topic:   Front Clip Identity help please??
Kromulous
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posted August 20, 2004 08:08 PM  
My front clip is somewhat an enigma, i can not figure out what it is. I need some help, on the left side lower A-arm mount there is a stamped number it reads "10 102E" any idea?
Its also 35 1/2" wide behind the upper A-arm mounts where the frame turns down.

The front A-Arms measure 16 1/2" from ball joint to mounting bolt CL. the Spindles are stamped ford and are marked "9AC8 A8" and are 9 1/4" tall.

The steering box is stamped SS and 691678 on the top, so i guess its a saginaw.

Any help would be appreciated in identifing it, trying to buy replacement parts for something you dont know what it is, is frustrating LOL !!

Thanks, Krom

superdave
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posted August 20, 2004 08:47 PM  
Does it look anything like this? http://www.salinaspeedway.com/sportmod/DCP_0022.JPG

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted August 21, 2004 01:38 AM  
Without a picture it sounds like a Ford Crown Vic front steer stub.

Kromulous
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posted August 21, 2004 08:42 AM  
Yep looks like that one, mines cut up a tad bit but the section behind the wheel looks identical.

I'll post a pic of it tomorow so you guys can see it.

Now if it is a Ford Crown Vic stub, can you guys offer me any set up advise? Cant get enough camber gain on the right front during travel and i am wanting to correct the roll centers as well.

Any advise would be appreciated, and thanks for the reply's so far, Krom.

superdave
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posted August 21, 2004 02:52 PM  
Try these guys.
They use the Crown Vic stub. http://m-mmotorsports.com

Good luck,
Superdave

Kromulous
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posted August 23, 2004 09:24 AM  
Anyone run Ford front clips out there? Looking for set up advise please.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted August 23, 2004 11:49 AM  
I can get the #'s of 2 guys that run my chassis with Ford stubs.

Kromulous
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posted August 23, 2004 02:35 PM  
Maybe you can help me Custom, i need to know what Lower ball joint & inner lower bushings you run on your chassis?

Also do you set em up with the swedge tube tubes w/a Heim type joint on the outter tie rods?


d4490
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posted August 24, 2004 07:43 PM  
Custom,

I race a Ford Crown Vic framed street stock. What tricks can/should I do to make the front work to it's best? You cam email or p/m/ me if you don't want to give to many secrets out.

Kromulous
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posted August 26, 2004 09:28 AM  
Anyone know what the taper on the ball joint mount and the tie rod holes are on the Crown Vic spindles? 1 1/2" or 2" per foot?

Trying to repair our old chassis for the rest of the year and no idea what parts i need, other than stock stuff.

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