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I think We Mods just kinda raped his thread, lol. He probably ran.

I know I did, anyway.


IMHO, We need to get a bunch of good photos, and turn this into

A Hijacked, raped, definitive sticky.

Raped or not I actually did it. I posted pictures.

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...but you never told us if anyone was injured.

So yeah, I bought two Lincolns in a week.

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...but you never told us if anyone was injured.
So far no one was injured.

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail."
"Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
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Coast High Peformance 342 Stroker
-Low Tension Oil Rings, Zero Gap Seconds
-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
Trick Flow Street Heat Intake
Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.73 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Built Darrin/dirtyd0g AOD with wide ratio gearset
dirtyd0g 9.5" Custom Torque Converter
Quarterhorse ECM from Moates
Zeitronix ZT-2 WB O2
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So far no one was injured.


Good Job, MM!

That's a Nice swap!

It solves all the issues I had found while looking into using the race konis.

I am going to grab parts for this for the next one I rebuild, of maybe I'll swap them with the konis on Lazarus when I get them rebuilt.

Lazarus needs to go back on the rack, he's a bit bent.

They got beat upon a bit a few years back, and could probably use some tlc.

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post #95 of 98 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 09:42 PM
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Thanks to S4Gunn's insight and inspiration, I have a much better top mount design. He has an entire thread dedicated to suspension where the creation was covered but I figured I would update this thread with some additional information as well.

The concept is simple; take an existing top mount, drill out the rubber center of the mount with a 1-1/2" or 1-5/8" hole saw (you're just removing the metal sleeve for the stock shock and the rubber, not the metal part of the mount), weld in the housing for the spherical bearing and you're all set.

I experimented with a couple of different designs and have ended up with one that I like.

The first design was made using OEM mounts with a very large washer with housing welded to it and then welded to the top of the mount will probably work. The reason for the washer is that the bearing housing is right at 1-1/4" O.D. and the inside of the OEM mount with the rubber removed is about 1-3/4". This will keep the bearing housing from escaping the mount and the OEM mount seems to be pretty beefy on top so I expect it to hold up. Grog6 has that set.

I'm limited to the number of pictures I can post at a time so I'll make this post dedicated to the first design.
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"When the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail."
"Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX
Coast High Peformance 342 Stroker
-Low Tension Oil Rings, Zero Gap Seconds
-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
Trick Flow Street Heat Intake
Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.73 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Built Darrin/dirtyd0g AOD with wide ratio gearset
dirtyd0g 9.5" Custom Torque Converter
Quarterhorse ECM from Moates
Zeitronix ZT-2 WB O2
No times under new system.......yet.
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The second design was made using aftermarket mounts. The inside of the aftermarket mount with the rubber removed is about 1-1/2" I.D.. That is close enough that the bearing housing can be welded directly to the top of the housing. Unfortunately the metal top of the aftermarket mount is pretty thin and the metal "cup" hole of the mount doesn't go as deep or flare like it does on the OEM mount. I would expect that these should hold up fine welded together like that. I thought about it and I got cold feet so I bought some 1-1/4" I.D. washers which I had to enlarge slightly (I used a Dremel tool and a drum sanding barrel to do it) and I then slipped the washer over the bottom of the housing and welded it together. You have to keep the bottom of the housing clear so that you can fit the bearing in and the snap ring retainer. I've attached pics showing this setup.

In my next post you'll see the design evolve slightly.
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"When the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail."
"Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX
Coast High Peformance 342 Stroker
-Low Tension Oil Rings, Zero Gap Seconds
-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
Trick Flow Street Heat Intake
Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.73 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Built Darrin/dirtyd0g AOD with wide ratio gearset
dirtyd0g 9.5" Custom Torque Converter
Quarterhorse ECM from Moates
Zeitronix ZT-2 WB O2
No times under new system.......yet.
OMGHI2U


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My final design was based on the idea that I could do this better. This time I used OEM mounts (thanks Gordonm1 for the donors) and I took those 1-1/4" I.D. washers and enlarged them to fit over the bearing housing. This time I welded the housing at the bottom to the washer and then welded the assembly to the top of the strut mount. There does seem to be some variation in the OEM mounts but this set of donors seemed slightly smaller I.D. than my other OEM donors. Either way it came out pretty nice.

I have two more sets of aftermarket mounts that I could use to make two more sets if I buy the bearings/housings. If anyone wants in on this then I'm willing to do this for you at cost on these final sets. PM me if you are interested in doing this mod to your car and want in on these mounts.
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"When the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail."
"Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious."
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX
Coast High Peformance 342 Stroker
-Low Tension Oil Rings, Zero Gap Seconds
-10.5:1 Compression Ratio
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam
Trick Flow Street Heat Intake
Mac 1 5/8 long tube headers
FRPP 42# injectors
3.73 gears
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Built Darrin/dirtyd0g AOD with wide ratio gearset
dirtyd0g 9.5" Custom Torque Converter
Quarterhorse ECM from Moates
Zeitronix ZT-2 WB O2
No times under new system.......yet.
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I, that one guy, approve mightily.

So yeah, I bought two Lincolns in a week.

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