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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2015, 05:52:55 PM »
I am shooting for a 28"11.5 tire

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2015, 07:04:51 PM »
Lookin' good! I did the exact same thing in the front of my wheel wells last winter..

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2015, 08:22:05 PM »
Lookin' good! I did the exact same thing in the front of my wheel wells last winter..


Have you done any tire fitment 

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2015, 09:00:14 PM »
Second wheel well moved in checked off the list, time to put my feet up and have a Ford and Mercury moment. Lol

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2015, 11:50:01 PM »

Have you done any tire fitment 

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I've got 275/50/15 ET street radials sitting under mine.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2015, 08:51:48 AM »
I've got 275/50/15 ET street radials sitting under mine.

Is that with stock axel width,also would you mind sharing you your wheel width and offset please

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2015, 08:35:35 PM »
Is that with stock axel width,also would you mind sharing you your wheel width and offset please

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I'll measure the diff axle flange to axle flange over the weekend and get the wheel info too..

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2015, 06:20:54 PM »
Well the Caltracs are here now,was hoping my springs would be ok but to no avail cause they are broke. Now I'm waiting for the split mono leaf springs from Caltracs also so watch for some pics of their install.
Also started building my own back brace for the 9" after its welded up its off to sandblast to clean it up 
That should take care of the rear and I desided to go with the Strange front brake kit, it fits the drum spindle and is better priced than Wilwood by enough to make me happy.
Still hope to fire this beast up in six weeks.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2015, 07:29:48 PM »
Making good time !
Started 4 years after me & will have yours going long before mine !
Looking forward to some video of this Beast of yours on the track !

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2015, 07:57:01 PM »
Making good time !
Started 4 years after me & will have yours going long before mine !
Looking forward to some video of this Beast of yours on the track !

I won't have the body done this year,I really want to just get it out and have some fun this summer,body work is a great next winter project,perfect for those cold Alberta winter days we get sometimes.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2015, 08:30:38 PM »
Sort of the same plan for me : depends on how bad the economy / work gets here.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2015, 08:18:55 PM »
Hi Tony, sorry it took me so long to post the info.. With this set up the tires tuck nicely inside the wheel opening. I did have to move the leaf springs inboard to clear the inside sidewall of the tires..
Ford 9" 58 1/4" flange to flange

Weld Wheels (Draglite) 90-58350, 15 in. x 8 in.

5 x 4.5/4.75 in. Bolt Circle

5.5 in. Backspace


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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2015, 12:19:19 PM »
Hi Tony, sorry it took me so long to post the info.. With this set up the tires tuck nicely inside the wheel opening. I did have to move the leaf springs inboard to clear the inside sidewall of the tires..
Ford 9" 58 1/4" flange to flange

Weld Wheels (Draglite) 90-58350, 15 in. x 8 in.

5 x 4.5/4.75 in. Bolt Circle

5.5 in. Backspace

Thanks for that info,I test fit a 15x8 with 4.5" backspace with a old L60/15" tire and it just clears and only have 3/4" between the spring and the tire so I can see why you moved your springs.
My Caltracs with split mono leaf has arrived and I plan to install it this weekend along with my tire combo,I'll post pics of how it all fits.

Tony

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2015, 07:48:47 PM »
Ok now I have the 9" installed,I had to move ever so slight the pin holes in the 57 fairlane diff by 3/16" on either side other wise it pushed the leifs springs out enough to bind the Caltracs on the front spring perch.
Rebuilt the 8" brakes and put it all together with the 28/11.5 MT ET Streets which I might say fit tighter than a nuns nickers. The rims I am using are 15x8 with a 5.5" back space and I need to use quarter inch spacers to keep the tire from rubbing the springs. But I think it looks dam nasty.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2015, 08:50:18 PM »
Looking forward to hearing how it kooks up.
Nice clean set up !
Surprised you got 28" tires in that small hole.
My diff is mounted a bit more forward than yours & I can only get a 26" tire in.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2015, 10:59:11 PM »
Looking forward to hearing how it kooks up.
Nice clean set up !
Surprised you got 28" tires in that small hole.
My diff is mounted a bit more forward than yours & I can only get a 26" tire in.

It is quite tight at the front,about a 1/2" clearance so I will be moving the wheel well and rocker a little,with a little more welding I should have it back on the ground this weekend and see how it sits and measure for rear shocks,Calvert Racing said they might not be able to supply a shock but I'll measure it up and find out on Monday..

Tony

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2015, 10:23:48 AM »
I like! Is that mono spring setup with the traction bars compatible with the m2 8" rear end?
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2015, 04:30:09 PM »
I like! Is that mono spring setup with the traction bars compatible with the m2 8" rear end?


They do have the bottom mount for a 8" diff as well,one issue I might have is where they have the lower shock mount positioned it puts the shock closer to the axel tube,they did tell me if I have any interference that they would make me a new lower mount,I'll keep everyone in the loop but so far Calvert has been great to deal with.

Tony

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2015, 01:13:24 AM »
The one company I will not use again is Currie,I ordered there 31 spline axel package,they asked what diff and what it's out of for the seals,they sent the wrong ones and when I phoned them on it they said there are 4 different kinds.
That would have been a great thing to let me know first hand so one doesn't have to wait another 2 weeks for seals,also no access hole to remove the retainer bolts,again they said I should have asked for them.hell yet every pic on there site shows the hole and even the factory axel has them.
All in all very disappointed in them.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2015, 07:29:59 AM »
Sounds like you got a counter person that just wasn't pushing their products correctly. I've had pretty good luck with them, only 1 return, and that was my fault.
1976 half hatch 2.3 turbo w/t5.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2015, 10:00:52 AM »
Sounds like you got a counter person that just wasn't pushing their products correctly. I've had pretty good luck with them, only 1 return, and that was my fault.


Its the  you should have asked attitude that sealed the deal for me,I've used Strange on other projects and I guess I'll go back.never had any issues with Strange but thought I would try someone else.never again..

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2017, 09:02:48 PM »
Well I got the QA1 adjustable shock and 600 lb springs installed and the Strange disk brake kit,I am very happy with both kits.the disk kit was a very simple bolt on solution..

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2017, 09:04:03 PM »
Sorry about the sideways pics guys .

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2017, 06:34:46 AM »
Looks good..
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Re: 1971 wit a Cleveland install
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2017, 09:18:20 AM »
Well from their measurements it looks like the width will work but the length will be tight,I ordered it through Jegs and see how it works.
Does anyone know what race shock is available for the 71 in a 90/10 or what is the differance for the 74 pinto cause that seems to be as far back as they will go.
Thanks
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Hi Tony, have you had any luck with finding 90/10 shocks?
I've been talking to Chris Alston chassis works about double adjustable shocks for my '71 and think we have it narrowed down. I measured the shocks that were in my car and we went from there.

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2017, 06:20:52 AM »
Thank you for the up date !

Look forward to more........so on !

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Re: 1971 wit a Cleveland install
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2017, 11:38:41 PM »
Hi Tony, have you had any luck with finding 90/10 shocks?
I've been talking to Chris Alston chassis works about double adjustable shocks for my '71 and think we have it narrowed down. I measured the shocks that were in my car and we went from there.

I do apologize I've not kept up with this,I gave up trying to find the 90/10,s

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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2017, 10:29:03 AM »
C2639 Competion Engineering Drag race shocks state in their ad that their 3 way adjustable shocks are 90-10 on one of the 3 settings. Its there in black and white. Read the ad.
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Re: 1971 with a Cleveland install
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2017, 05:15:07 AM »
https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/cee-2639/overview/

I too had searched all over & had never found them.......