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    Posted: 28-July-2016 at 4:03PM
I'm building a 70 Torino with a 545, it has 600hp and 700 ft lbs of torque. I don't plan racing it ever. I was wondering if I need to use subframe connectors. I have seen the plans on here before and was wondering if they are necessary. Any help would be appreciated.
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No help at all?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-October-2016 at 2:29PM
Maybe not necessary if not racing, but...
Once it's done, that right foot may gain some weight.
If you are going thru the trouble to do all the other work to this car, might as well do connectors.
Those cars were a bit "flexy" in stock form and you are jumping up the power quite a bit.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Anytime you add to the performance on a unibody car, it's not a bad idea reinforce the weak areas! IMO
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gnrlee01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-October-2016 at 12:43PM
wow!!! i didnt realize that 70's were uni-body's...i wonder why they went full frame later in the years... i always thought that they preferred uni-body construction for cost and weight reduction. Shocked
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Originally posted by gnrlee01 gnrlee01 wrote:

wow!!! i didnt realize that 70's were uni-body's...i wonder why they went full frame later in the years... i always thought that they preferred uni-body construction for cost and weight reduction. Shocked
The new 1972 chassis was a perimeter design that was used to help give the Torino a quieter and more isolated ride. It featured an energy absorbing "S" shaped front end, torque boxes to isolate road shock, fourteen rubber body mounts and five solid cross members. The front suspension used an unequal length control arm design, with a computer selected coil spring mounted on the strut stabilized lower control arm, much like the fullsize Ford LTD. The rear used the "Stabul" four link suspension with a computer selected coil spring mounted on a solid axle.
The new 1972 suspension and chassis had a wheel track at least 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the 1971 models. Motor Trend Magazine stated the "road isolation and vibrational dampening is superb" in its test of a 1972 Gran Torino Brougham 4-door. Ford offered two suspension options, the heavy-duty and competition suspension. The heavy-duty suspension included a larger front sway bar, and heavy-duty springs and shocks. Competition suspension, only available in two-door models, included the most heavy-duty springs and shocks, heavy duty rear upper control arms and bushings, a larger front sway bar, and the addition of a rear sway bar. This was the first year that a rear sway bar was offered in the Torino and was only available with competition and police suspension options.


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