Thursday, July 05, 2007

Just a little trim on the top please.

Today I finished installing the upper spring perches with full bearing movement which also allowed me to finish installing the springs and Bilstein racing shocks. After they were installed I installed all new tyrod ends, drag link, power steering ram and control valve. I also installed the "Quick Steering Idler and Pitman Arm" designed specifically for the 1965 GT350 R model Shelbys. This combined with the Flaming River quick ratio steering gear box and the TCP power steering pump system to be installed later will give the ultimate control that can be found on any Mustang. For years I ran Shelbys and Mustangs minus power steering and for the most part felt comfortable with it. But when you are intimately involved with a handful of car while dealing with an unexpected slippery road let alone a amorous burro it pays to be "quick" on the wheel and that's exactly what Lucky will have.

I also found time to finalize the installation of the adjustable proportioning valve lines and re-routing as well. Last but not least we installed the small bit of door trim chrome moulding. As my wife would say, "Not to be too overpowering but just enough to make a statement." LOL.


COOP said...

Hey, just found your blog through the Hemmings link! I was co-piloto (w/Gerie Bledsoe) of a Shelby GT350 in last year's La Carrera, and we'll be back this year. Our car was a beast, and i'm sure yours will be, too. Can't wait to see you there!

Gary Faules said...

Hello Coop. Glad you found my blog. I dropped you an email a while back when you got hit and broke your leg but truthfully it was to express my pain for the Falcon. LOL. Gerie speaks highly of you and I'm looking forward to meeting you as well.

COOP said...

Coolio! I can't wait to get down there.