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Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-28-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks for the pictures. Norm

Thanks for the pictures.




Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-28-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Norm Peterson
AM's installation instructions are flat-out...

AM's installation instructions are flat-out wrong.




Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-28-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Norm Peterson
I doubt that you've used up any more than 10mm...

I doubt that you've used up any more than 10mm off your front pads, and that's taken you 46k miles. You should have at least another 5k miles left in the fronts, even if they start wearing more...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Norm Peterson
The stiffest setting for any of these adjustable...

The stiffest setting for any of these adjustable bars is the one that makes the 'arms' effectively the shortest. IOW, furthest away from the bar ends or closest to the part of the bar that goes...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Norm Peterson
No real idea since I'm not lowered and don't have...

No real idea since I'm not lowered and don't have much interest in drag racing (where people seem to be excessively concerned with pinion angle settings), and it sort of depends on whether you're...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Norm Peterson
For LCAs I have some made by Currie (I think they...

For LCAs I have some made by Currie (I think they called them something like 'Currectrac'). Pretty beefy units with Johnny-joints on the axle ends and poly bushings at the other. I tweaked the poly...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Norm Peterson
I suggest you measure the heights of the...

I suggest you measure the heights of the chassis-side and axle-side pivot bolt centers. Pictures can be deceiving; it looks like the passenger side LCA is inclined upward going toward the axle, as...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's a nice luxury to have. Even people...

That's a nice luxury to have.

Even people like me (3 cars, 2 drivers) may have no choice when one of the other two cars needs work done on it (like my "spare" car does right now). Yes, it is...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Norm Peterson
Firm bushings will still transmit more gear noise...

Firm bushings will still transmit more gear noise even if you get the setting perfect.


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Norm Peterson
LCAs with firmer bushings or sphericals of some...

LCAs with firmer bushings or sphericals of some sort will tame however much axle steer effects are due to bushing compliance and make it slightly more predictable. I'd be inclined to drop the LCA...
Forum: Wheels & Tires brought to you by Tire Rack 01-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Norm Peterson
The only good reason to run spacers is to solve...

The only good reason to run spacers is to solve minor rubbing issues, in which case you use the thinnest spacer that will eliminate the rub. Personally I wouldn't go any wider than 1/16" or *maybe*...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Norm Peterson
At this time of year, any summer performance tire...

At this time of year, any summer performance tire in any size is going to suck at getting traction. All-seasons are slightly better, but I wouldn't count on them for too much more grip on bare...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Norm Peterson
If the pinion angle is far enough off, you'll get...

If the pinion angle is far enough off, you'll get a fairly heavy vibration. Been there.

Your noise - gear whine in particular - is a bushing issue. Firmer bushings will transmit more of...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 01-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think back in the day with the early diaphragm...

I think back in the day with the early diaphragm clutches people used to do various things to limit the travel so it couldn't go "over-center". Just a thought.




Norm
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 01-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yours should be softer than the ones in the...

Yours should be softer than the ones in the video. Still thinner wire and more coils sounds like the way to mod this thing from where you're at in order to get a better feeling pedal.




Norm
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-11-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Norm Peterson
I doubt they check that. No way are the going to...

I doubt they check that. No way are the going to open up the pumpkin (and change the fluid at $xx.xx per quart on their nickel), and I doubt that checking one wheel for "breakaway torque" would be a...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 01-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By Norm Peterson
Perhaps the real "fix" for the OE clutch assist...

Perhaps the real "fix" for the OE clutch assist spring is a softer spring rather than none at all.

The reason you probably won't see many cars with both paddles and buttons on the shifter is...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 01-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By Norm Peterson
At a guess . . . most of the automatic GT's that...

At a guess . . . most of the automatic GT's that are driven hard are only driven hard in straight lines and the automatics that aren't driven hard are bought more for the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Norm Peterson
At 8 years old I'd be almost as concerned about...

At 8 years old I'd be almost as concerned about that tire's age as I would be about the effects of its actual use. There is going to be some degradation in use, and really, these tires are...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-11-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ Agreed about the pressure, at least for the...

↑↑↑ Agreed about the pressure, at least for the front tires. When I'm running on my OE 235/50's, it's generally with 35-ish in the front tires and about 31 in the rear tires. I've never run less...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Norm Peterson
So is the Motive Power Bleeder...

So is the Motive Power Bleeder (motiveproducts.com). I think with the Mustang's M/C reservoir having a screen of some kind that this tool would need to be used "dry", but all you'd have to do once...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-05-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Norm Peterson
When it comes to things like brakes, I'm...

When it comes to things like brakes, I'm inherently skeptical about mass-market products sold to a price point for people who look at brakes only as something they suddenly need to get fixed "right...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-05-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Norm Peterson
How wide are the wheels that you've got the...

How wide are the wheels that you've got the 255/45's and the 275/40's on?

How wide are the 2013 GT wheels?


Norm
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-04-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Norm Peterson
Lighter rotor mass is irrelevant at this stage. ...

Lighter rotor mass is irrelevant at this stage.

Drilled holes are as apt to create places for cracks to start as provide any significant benefit with most current pad compounds. Air is not...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 01-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Norm Peterson
I have a suspicion that axle roll steer may be...

I have a suspicion that axle roll steer may be involved. Lowering without relo brackets and LCA inclination adjustment results in significantly more axle steer than OE, and when the car briefly...
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