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73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« on: September 20, 2014, 08:05:12 PM »
JUST GOT MY FIRST 73 TRUNK MODEL PROJECT AND LOOKING TO UPGRADE THE FRONT SUSPENSION AND WONDERING IF I CAN JUST USE UPGRADES OR IF I HAVE TO DO MORE ,I"M LOOKING TO PUT SOME POWER UNDER THE HOOD AND NOT SURE ABOUT THE FRONT SUSPENSION ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 08:59:28 PM »
What kind of power ?

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 06:03:42 AM »
IT LOOKS LIKE IS GOING TO BE ABOUT 400HP OF 4CYL MITSUBISHI TURBO SET UP AND A C4 TRANS

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 11:44:08 AM »
Pintoooo I want to hear more about your motor

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 12:17:15 PM »
About the only thing you can do to early cars is a brake upgrade to Wilwoods & add a front swaybar.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 12:32:44 PM »
I need to find a sway bar for my 73

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 02:05:03 PM »
THE MOTOR IS A MITSUBISHI 4G63 WITH A STOCK TURBO AND SOME MINOR BOLT ONS AND WITH A KIT TO INSTALL IT TO A C4 WITH A MINOR STALL AND I THINK IT WILL HAVE 3.73 OR 3.90 GEAR...

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 02:27:04 PM »
What is that motor out of

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2014, 04:30:36 PM »
EARLY 90'S TALON OR ECLIPSE MOSTLY

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2014, 04:39:54 PM »
They both 4cylinders so I wouldn't think the suspension would need to be upgraded due to the weight.

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2014, 04:46:50 PM »
THATS WHAT I WAS THINKING BUT WANTED TO JUST PUT IT OUT THERE AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAY THANK YOU.DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN GET FLOOR REPAIR PANS OF ANY KIND

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 04:49:45 PM »
I heard a few people using modified mustang ii floor pans.watched a video of a foxbody mustang with a 4g63 run the 1/8 mile at 143mph!!!

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 06:42:06 PM »
I'm not sure if 71-73 Pintos even had sway bars but adding one from a later one is easy. My 73 has one from a 75 on it.

MII front pans are close enough as long as you aren't doing a 100 point restoration.
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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2014, 06:48:25 PM »
MY COUSIN HAS A 67 MUSTANG THAT RUNS 8.88 IN 1/4 WITH THIS ENGINE

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Re: 73 FRONT SUSPENSION UP GRADES
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2014, 07:21:43 PM »
That for a car that size with a small motor