Well, I replaced every single point of rubber in my front suspension, new ball joints, new bushings everywhere, tie rods, etc, and my front end still sounds like people dropping ball bearings onto the ground from a ladder whenever I drive my pile of crap about to be scrapped mark viii i used to love.
I am about at my wits end with this car, and it was very nearly cut up to be a donor car for an FFR, and every so often I get pissed off at it, and remove just a little bit more of my interior.
I havent driven it in almost a year because the transmission took a crap after my last track outing, and I was busy with school, but now that im a working man, and I have a little money coming in, I have been reconsidering scrapping/cutting her up, and continuing my resto modding.
Now that my rant is over, I have been looking around on vintage mustang websites and have found that they have issues with their strut rods also, and that alot of people have either made or purchased solidly mounted adjustable strut rods.
I am using the instructions I found on this website
I was looking at it, and the design could be adapted to our cars. I am simply going to run one of those clevises at both ends obviously instead of the bolt on arm at the spindle.
I am looking around for a machine shop or a metal fabrication shop, because our cars have the bend in the strut rods, and I will need to have some tubing bent properly as well as threaded for the clevises.
Hopefully when all is said and done, this will finally eliminate my clunking, more solidly locate the spindle during hard cornering, and since I am going to be using aluminum bushings that are fitted, and bolts, it should eliminate the need to replace strut rod bushings every 70k miles.
I will keep you guys updated on my progress.
Also, any thoughts, ideas or opinions, even negative ones would be appreciated.
The car: 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII - coil conversion, new front control arms upper and lower, new strut rod bushings, new tie rods inner and outter, rear 5 on 4.5 lug conversion.