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Ford's GREAT Anti-Harsh-Crank Conversion Caper

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Since 1963, '63, '63.5, and '64 Ford Galaxie owners have struggled with, lamented about, and fervently wished for a solution to the problems caused by what was called in an early Ford TV Commercial: "The Easy Rider Front Suspension".

It featurs what is alledgedly called: The "Anti-Harsh Crank", which is an offset shaft that connects the front Bushings of both Lower Control Arms to the Front Cross-member.

While the Easy Rider Front Suspension was installed on "regular" Galaxies, the Police Interceptor, Taxi, and Fleet Galaxies did not have the "dreaded" Anti-Harsh Crank equipped Easy Rider Front Suspensions.

Instead, they were equipped with a completely different Front Suspension arrangement at the Front Pivots of the Lower Control Arms, but, unless you owned a Police Interceptor, Taxi, or Fleet Galaxie, you were "stuck" with the dreaded Anti-Harsh Crank equipped Easy Rider Front Suspension.

Over the years, various solutions have been proffered to solve the problems caused by this "Better Idea From Ford".

For example, here is what the illustrious Galaxie authority Greg Donahue says in his parts catalog:

"PROBLEM: Every time you stop, your front wheels 'toe-out' causing excessive inside tire wear. This is what causes that odd feeling you get in the steering when you stop fast. When you begin to accelerate, your front wheels 'toe-in' causing drag, which wastes power."

To solve this problem, Mr. Donahue recommends you purchase the "TOE-IN STABILIZER BAR". It is supposed to: "Retain Alignment during Braking Action; Eliminate Toe-In Change; Eliminate Caster Change; and Stabilizes the Front End - Permanently."

But wait just a darn minute! EXACTLY what did Ford do when the Law Enforcement establishment, the Taxi-cab community, and the Federal Government Fleet buyers refused to buy Galaxies equipped with the Anti-Harsh Crank bearing Easy Rider Front Suspension?

In the intervening years, Galaxie owners around the world have talked about this, but little has been done to bring the subject out into the open where it could be discussed. This thread, here on FordMuscleForum's Galaxie Pages, is designed to alleviate that situation.

In order to do this, the world famous Ms. American 3.14159 (the ONLY 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, Four-Door, Hard-Top Convertible, Fast-Back, Police Interceptor that Google finds on the whole World Wide Web), has graciously given her permission to have photographed and published, some of her most intimate parts (she is such an exhibitionistic showoff!).

The follow series of JPGs are of Ms. PI's Lower Right Front Control Arm Pivot Connection Components, which is Ford's OFFICIAL Anti Anti-Harsh Crank Conversion, produced to keep the Cops, Cabbies, and Feds buying Fords in the early '60s.

We start with the Bolt.

This JPG is of Ms. American's 8 Inch long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt.



Onto this bolt is first installed this Washer, which is 2" in diameter with a 5/8" I.D. hole. The next two JPGs show the front and back of the Washer. Note that this Washer is Concave on the back side, and Convex on the front side.






This next JPG is NOT a standard Ford Part. It is a Machined Sleeve with a 5/8" I.D., and a 7/8" O.D. The purpose of this Sleeve is to make possible the use of what is called a "generic" 3069 Bushing.

All Bushings used on Fords are 3069s, but they have varying suffix letters depending on in what model Ford they are installed. The various Bushing can cost up to, and sometimes exceed $50.00.

The "generic" 3069 Bushing has a 7/8" I.D Sleeve with Serrated "Teeth" on each end. The problem with them is that the 7/8" Sleever with the Serrated Teeth will NOT snugly fit the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt.

Thus, Ms. American has two of these Machined Sleeves making it possible to use the "generic" 3069 Bushing. BTW, there used to exist a 3069 Bushing with a 5/8" I.D., but they don't exist anymore, except on a Parts List.



This next JPG is of the $8.00 (from Concours Parts and Accessories) "generic" 3069 Bushing. In order to make it fit the Lower Front Control Arm Pivot it needs to have what has come to be known as: The Custom-Made, Ultra-High Performance, Nylatron PI Bushing Collar, produced by a Machinist on weekends somewhere in Ohio. This Collar makes sure that when the Bushing is pressed into Ms. American's Lower Control Arm, that they will go in just the right distance.



The next Component is another Washer. It is 1-3/4" in Diameter with a 5/8" I.D., and is cut off on one side. This is done because... Don't know why... Just because!



This next Component is one of two, of what have been dubbed by Ms. American's slave&caretaker: "Eccentric Deletes". They come in a Deasil*, and a Widdershin* version. The JPG shows the Parts Number to be: C4AA3B172ARH. The OTHER Eccentric Delete's Parts Number is: C4AA3B172ALH.



Another View reveals a "hook" on the left. This hook keys the part into the 1-3/8" hole through the Front Cross Member, which will be shown further on. Note that the 5/8" I.D. Hole is smack dab in the middle of the Part.



This next JPG is of the other side of the Part. This is the side that fits into the 1-3/8" Hole in the Front Cross Member. Note that the 5/8" I.D. Hole is nowhere near the Center. This will be explained a bit further on. Also note the "hook" that keys the Part into the proper position on the plate around the 1-3/8" Hole in the Front Cross Member.



Next, a close-up of the "hook"



This next JPG shows the profile of the Part.



This next JPG shows the "other kind" of Eccentric Delete. This part fits into the 1-3/8" Hole in the FRONT of the Front Cross Member. It is 2" in diameter with a 5/8" I.D. Hole, and it is obviously off-center to match the off-centeredness of the Eccentric Delete that fits on the back side of the Front Cross-member.



This next JPG shows the back side of the Part. It is this side that fits into th 1-3/8" Hole in the front of the Front Cross-member.



This JPG shows the Part's quite complex topology.



And lastly, this is the Nut that holds all the Components in place once everything is installed.



This next series of JPGs shows the manner in which the Components are assembled.

Once the "generic" 3069 Bushing with the Custom-Made, Ultra-High Performance, Nylatron PI Bushing Collar, produced by the Machinist in Ohio is pressed into the Lower Control Arm's Front Bushing Port FROM the back side, the 2" diameter Washer with the 5/8" I.D. hole is installed on the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt thusly, in preparation to be inserted from the back of the Bushing, with the Concave side toward the 7/8" Sleeve with the Serrated Teeth on each end in the center of the "generic" 3069 Bushing.



Next: In order for the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt to fit the 7/8" Sleeve with the Serrated Teeth on each end in the center of the "generic" 3069 Bushing, the Machined Sleeve is installed thusly.



This next JPG shows how the "generic" 3069 Bushing fits onto the Machined Sleeve on the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt, to fit the 7/8" Sleeve with the Serrated Teeth. Note that the "generic" 3069 Bushing would, at this point, already be installed in the Front Bushing Port of the Lower Control Arm.



Next to be assembled would be the Washer that is 1-3/4" in Diameter with a 5/8" I.D., cut-off on one side. When tightened, the "generic" 3069 Bushing's 7/8" Sleeve with the Serrated Teeth will be locked in between the two Washers.


Then the Eccentric Delete with the hook is put on the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt. The Lower Control Arm is in place, and the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt is, at this point, already through the 1-3/8" Hole in the Front Cross-member with the "hook" keyed to the Plate welded to the back side of the Front Cross-member.



With the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt through the 1-3/8" Hole in the Front Cross-member, and with the "hook" keyed to the Plate welded to the back side of the Front Cross Member, the other Eccentric Delete is installed with its 1-3/8" boss in the 1-3/8" hole in the FRONT of the Front Cross Member.



And finally, the 15/16" Hex Nut is threaded onto the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt.

This assembly is now ready to be tightened down with all four wheels on the ground. This is done at this time so that the Bushing Sleeve is in its "neutral" position.



This next JPG shows the relative positions of the Components. Note the distance between the Front and the Rear Eccentric Deletes. This represents the Front Cross Member.



This next JPG shows how the Front and Rear Eccentric Deletes "line up" when installed. The hook on the Rear Eccentric Delete keyed into the Plate on the back side of the Front Cross Member keeps the Front Eccentric Delete from rotating when everything is installed.



And FINALLY, this JPG shows the ENTIRE Assembly with the Lower Control Arm in place in Ms. American. Note that it has NOT been tightened down. When tightened, the rear Eccentric Delete will key to the plate on the back side of the Front Cross-member and the gap that is seen will be closed.



The use of the Eccentric Deletes in the Front Cross-member drop the center of the 8" long, Grade 8, 1-1/8" Hex Headed, 5/8" Shank, with 2" of Threads, and a 1/4" Pilot Nosed Bolt 1/2" to compensate for the elimination of the Off-Set Anti-Harsh Crank.

So there you have it. This is the first time that I have seen a comprehensive expostulation on Ford's Anti Anti-Harsh Crank Conversion.

This is how Ford fixed the problem delineated by Greg Donahue earlier in this post. Hope this has cleared up what has been heretofore an arcane&esoteric Parts Assembly.

What this post doesn't do is explain WHY Ford put out the Anti-Harsh Cranked Easy Rider Front Suspension in the first place when they had already fixed the problem that it created for the Cops, Cabbies, and Fed.

Anyway, hope this finds you all doing well, and taking excellent care.

JC Allison (slave&caretaker of Ms. American 3.14159, the ONLY 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, Four-Door, Hard-Top Convertible, Fast-Back, Police Interceptor that Google finds on the whole World Wide Web).

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Great write up, J.C.!!! Thank you! That was brilliantly written and very informative.


Can anyone tell me what they think of the kit from Concourse Parts that replaces the anti-harsh crank? Is it good quality?


http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....Z5Z5Z50000051b


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JC, to add to what you have written. In the February 22, 1963 Ford Passenger Cars Limited Production Option (LPO) price list, it shows the following.

Suspension - Heavy Duty, Police type for high speed ride and handling, includes heavy duty front and rear springs, shock absorbers, and link type stabilizer bar. Available for all Ford 300 and Galaxie models, except station wagon.
Wholesale to dealer, $10.20. Schedule "A" D&D $1.10. Wholesale delivered $11.30. Suggested list $13.50. Suggested retail delivered $14.60.

Interestingly enough it lists the following as well.

Taxi type for normal heavy duty service, includes heavy duty front and rear springs, heavy duty front and rear shock absorbers (standard equipment with the High Performance engines).
prices are the same as the Police type.

For the P code it also has the following.

Engine - Police Interceptor - 390-4v 330 Horsepower - For Law Enforcement Agencies Only
Available for all Ford 300, Galaxie 500, Galaxie 500/XL and Station Wagon Models, manual 3 or 4 speed transmission, overdrive or Cruise-O-Matic transmissions. The standard and overdrive transmissions have an 11" clutch. This option includes heavy duty suspension, heavy duty radiator, heavy duty riveted brakes and an extra cooling pulley if a 30 amp generator is ordered.

Engine with 3 speed transmission (price based over the 289 CID V-8 engine
Wholesale to dealer $69.30, Schedule "A" D&D $7.00, wholesale delivered $76.30, suggested list $91.10, suggested retail delivered $98.10.

Thought you might find this interesting. Not certain my 63 P code was ever a law enforcement car though. - Matt



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That kit is made by Rare Parts. You can order it from Auto Zone or other major parts stores.

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Great write up, J.C.!!! Thank you! That was brilliantly written and very informative.
Hey Mr. S,
You are, of course, welcome. Thanks for the kind words. More information may be forthcoming, but this is a start.

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Can anyone tell me what they think of the kit from Concourse Parts that replaces the anti-harsh crank? Is it good quality?
It appears to be pretty much standard materials. The only question that arises is the Bushings. Ms. American's Lower Control Arm Bushing Ports are the same size front and back. The Bushings shown in the Concours Parts and Accessories JPG appear to be of two different diameters. AND, notice that there are included a couple of the Machined Sleeves. This is because there doesn't seem to be any Bushings with a 5/8" Inner Sleeve with Serrated Teeth on the ends. So they are providing the Machined Sleeves to fit the 7/8" Bushing Sleeves just as had to be done with Ms. American's Suspension. It appears to duplicate the ORIGINAL Ford PI Conversion.

The $400.00 price seems a bit excessive.

Anyway, hope this finds YOU doing well. Take care.

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JC, to add to what you have written. In the February 22, 1963 Ford Passenger Cars Limited Production Option (LPO) price list, it shows the following.
Hey Matt,
Back in the day, it seemed to be common for a company like Ford to give individual attention to a vehicle per order from dealership at the request of the buyer. Those days are gone forever.

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Suspension - Heavy Duty, Police type for high speed ride and handling, includes heavy duty front and rear springs, shock absorbers, and link type stabilizer bar. Available for all Ford 300 and Galaxie models, except station wagon. Wholesale to dealer, $10.20. Schedule "A" D&D $1.10. Wholesale delivered $11.30. Suggested list $13.50. Suggested retail delivered $14.60.
And it was done at a nominal cost! Able to get a "Police type suspension for $14.60! When NOW, just the change from the Anti-Harsh Crank to PI System costs $400.00! Amazing.

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Interestingly enough it lists the following as well.

Taxi type for normal heavy duty service, includes heavy duty front and rear springs, heavy duty front and rear shock absorbers (standard equipment with the High Performance engines).
prices are the same as the Police type.
The "Police Type" stuff got the P-Code designation. Wonder what the Taxi equivalent designation was? "T-Code"?

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For the P code it also has the following.

Engine - Police Interceptor - 390-4v 330 Horsepower - For Law Enforcement Agencies Only. Available for all Ford 300, Galaxie 500, Galaxie 500/XL and Station Wagon Models, manual 3 or 4 speed transmission, overdrive or Cruise-O-Matic transmissions. The standard and overdrive transmissions have an 11" clutch. This option includes heavy duty suspension, heavy duty radiator, heavy duty riveted brakes and an extra cooling pulley if a 30 amp generator is ordered.

Engine with 3 speed transmission (price based over the 289 CID V-8 engine. Wholesale to dealer $69.30, Schedule "A" D&D $7.00, wholesale delivered $76.30, suggested list $91.10, suggested retail delivered $98.10.
Does the term "Good Old Days" have any relevance here?

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Very! Would bet that trying to do any of this today would cost in the thousands of dollars if it could be done at all.

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Not certain my 63 P code was ever a law enforcement car though. - Matt
Same with Ms. American, although she was ordered by the Fontana Police Department, she was never used as a "law enforcement car" as "The Powers That Be" in Fontana considered her being a Hard-Top as being a "luxury" car, and they couldn't countenance having one of their cops riding around in "luxury".

BTW, where did you ever find a "1963 Ford Passenger Cars Limited Production Option (LPO) price list"?

I remember back in the day, that the hot-rodders who were running "Super Stock" at the Drags could order a "Tri-Power" or "Dual 4Vs" from the dealerships, and what they would get delivered to the dealer would be a regular Ford with the "Tri-Power" or "Dual 4Vs" Manifold&Carburetors in the Trunk! It fell to the dealership to remove the "regular" Manifold&Carburetor, and install what had come in the Trunk before delivery.

Also, you know what would have just been spiffy as all get out would have been a "Four-Speed Transmission w/ Over Drive"! Alas.

It's still raining here. Is supposed to conntinu on&off till Sunday, and then start again later in the week.

Anyway, thanks for the GREAT information. Hope this finds YOU doing well, and taking excellent care.

JC

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Here's a question from an ignorant fool:

Did the 63.5 427 R-code have this "Anti-Harsh" suspension?

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Here's a question from an ignorant fool: Did the 63.5 427 R-code have this "Anti-Harsh" suspension?
Hey Mr. RC,
Supposedly, Galaxies that were not a P-Code, Taxi, or Fleet Vehicle had the Anti-Harsh Crank Front Suspension. BUT, have seen reference to the Anti-Harsh Crank Conversion being used on "Hi-Po" Vehicles.

Why do you ask?

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JC, I picked it up off of EvilBay a few weeks ago. I think it just covers the police package cars. While it's not complete it offers a glimpse into things back then. Here's a link you can download it from. It includes the Fairlane as well. Enjoy. Matt

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Nice write up! I haven't seen these parts before very cool.
I have spend a fair amount of time mapping the front suspension on my car. I noticed with the straight shaft conversion the mounts are about a 1/2 inch out of alignment. Front is higher which isn't a good thing for performance driving. (Pro-dive / Anti-dive for those who are interested in researching)

Looking at the rare parts setup, I can only see that the bolt could be moved about 1/4 of an inch from center before it cannot be offset any more. So we are still 1/4 of an inch out of alignment. After reading your Caper I realized, the secret is using a 5/8 inch bolt vs the 3/4 inch that the bushing is designed for!

That solves the mystery however unless someone has a stash of the cast parts you listed I will have to make something custom with a 5/8 inch hole.

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Suspension - Heavy Duty, Police type for high speed ride and handling, includes heavy duty front and rear springs, shock absorbers, and link type stabilizer bar. Available for all Ford 300 and Galaxie models, except station wagon. Wholesale to dealer, $10.20. Schedule "A" D&D $1.10. Wholesale delivered $11.30. Suggested list $13.50. Suggested retail delivered $14.60.
Why not station wagons I wonder ?
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Hey Matt,
Thanks for the link. Amazing list.

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Nice write up!
Hey Mr. JS,
Thanks. Haven't seen another one like it on the WWW. And since the Parts were off of Ms. American, which made them very photogenic, it would have been a shame not to take the pictures.

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I haven't seen these parts before very cool.
They ARE kind of esoteric, but becoming more and more known.

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I have spend a fair amount of time mapping the front suspension on my car. I noticed with the straight shaft conversion the mounts are about a 1/2 inch out of alignment. Front is higher which isn't a good thing for performance driving. (Pro-dive / Anti-dive for those who are interested in researching)
Do you mean that the Front Bushing on the Lower Control Arm is higher than the Rear Bushing on the Lower Control Arm?

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Looking at the rare parts setup, I can only see that the bolt could be moved about 1/4 of an inch from center before it cannot be offset any more. So we are still 1/4 of an inch out of alignment. After reading your Caper I realized, the secret is using a 5/8 inch bolt vs the 3/4 inch that the bushing is designed for!
Actually, the Bushings have a 7/8" I.D. The Machined Sleeves are the part that makes the 5/8" Bolt center up into the 7/8" I.D. Bushing, and that provides a 1/2" drop.

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That solves the mystery
Aha! we're finally getting the mystery out into the light where it can be seen.

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however unless someone has a stash of the cast parts you listed I will have to make something custom with a 5/8 inch hole.
Doubt that there is a "stash" anywhere, BUT, it wouldn't be all that hard to make them. There was a post elsewhere that indicated that THAT was what was about to happen in a couple of months.

Anyway, glad the Caper was helpful.

Hope you are well.

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that IS really cool- so Ms. American's "ultra-rare for a formal hardtop" Police option was only 50 bucks or less

does she have the full police 'kit'? rubber floor, lower seat tracks, etc? or was there interior upgrades spec'd by the Chief also?

I like the passenger rearview mirror- when I was looking for one for Ben's car, I saw it was a 2-3 buck option, but it took me forever to find one- for 200.00!

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