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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?
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Last edited by pootypeters; 06-29-2010 at 02:51 PM.
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.
Who cares how much horsepower it has, all that matters is how fast it goes!
Untested 331, lots of suspension, chewing up corners.
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