This week we have had the start of the car show season vehicles in. The general once over and service that is unique to Mustang Maniac. In fact it has been mentioned that we look after each Mustang that comes into us as if it’s our very own first born!
The ’67 Coupe is having the rest of the front end suspension swap out which requires a lot of new parts. Some of those parts were in our heavy parts storage unit. To save carrying them about we have our very own cross yard transportation method. As we are environmentally friendly where we can be, we found this shopping cart in the middle of nowhere, by the side of the road. We picked it up, repaired it and cleaned it up. What it was doing there we couldn’t begin to guess why to be honest. We could return it, but we don’t know who owned it. We would obviously have to charge for our time, recovery, storage and effort to fix the cart if it was to be claimed after all these years that we have had it! The parts were then transported into Yogi’s cave ready for the work to be done.
The old parts were taken off and carefully inspected to see if they could be reused. More on that a little later.
The springs and shocks were replaced, new upper and lower control arms along with new perches which were fitted the correct way round.
The steering was our ever popular Borgeson swap out and is a very much worth while upgrade for these old ladies. The old power steering and brakes before the swap outs.
The mater brake cylinder was removed which allows easier access to fit the new steering box.
The steering centre link, idler arms, Pitman arm, the tie rod ends were all swapped out for new parts.
The sway bar was replaced with our 1″ upgrade while we were at it for body roll control.
The brakes were going to be upgraded to our own slotted and vented disc set up. We mentioned earlier that Yogi checked over the spindles, they surprisingly had little wear so he refurbished them to look as good as new.
The bearings were greased and prepped ready for installation.
The new brakes now fitted and in place.
Back up to the top end of the engine bay, the new master cylinder and servo were fitted along with the new power steering pump.
Of course the new master cylinder was bench bled before fitting and then the time consuming task of the full system bleed. Next task would be into the Geo room where we set up the steering and suspension before the road test. After the road test we would recheck the Geo to settle down and then re-bleed the brakes just to be sure.
When the owner gets to drive this car they will think that it’s not even their car, such are the differences.
Before anybody emails us to ask for the geometry set ups – we won’t tell you. We have trialled and errored the setups for the optimum stability and control over the years and we have done the hard work to find that Mustang sweet spot.