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Old 06-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Suspension/Steering Torque Specs....

Does someone with a GOOD service manual have the torque specs for the following list of connections on a 1966 Mustang Coupe - 289 4V. My Chilton's is pretty much worthless in this area.

- Lower Control Arm to Frame?
- Upper Ball Joint to Spindle?
- Lower Ball Joint to Spindle?
- Pitman Arm to Steering Box?
- Outer Tie Rod End to Spindle?
- Inner Tie Rod End to Center Link?
- Center Link to Pitman Arm?
- Idler Arm to Center Link?

Thanks....
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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LCA will depend on whether you have an eccentric eliminator(mine is 50lb-ft iirc) or it's the stock eccentric. Upper and lower ball joints are around 40lb-ft iirc, pitman arm to steering box is something like 150-200lb-ft(for the 1-1/8 shaft, your's may be smaller, yeah, a lot) Tie rod ends are like 30lb-ft iirc...which would be about the same for the connections to the link.

Do yourself a favor though and buy a decent manual that has torque specs in it. Barring though you can get an engineers cheat sheet that lists torque specs based on size and thread pitch of connectors.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Awesome! Thanks for the help. Yeah, I definitely need a complete service manual. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:45 AM   #4
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Definitely factory Ford. Like this:
http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SM2+01
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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ya, get the Ford shop manual. you will need that. either book or cd, whatever you prefer
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:57 PM   #6
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I'll be sure to get that manual. Thanks.
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