shelby drop problems
I dod some cleaning up and I found some small cracks on the engine side of the shock tower. I guess someone wacked a curb and pulled the bolts through? It is a good repair, so I am not to worried about strength. I spent tonight making my templates for the drop out of 3/16" 3" wide stock. I am going to bolt them up using the old holes and weld them when my welder gets here in a week or so.
I also found out I had torn boots on my ball joints that are only 3 years old. They are still tight, but it irritates me. Is there a cheap fix for this?
One more question, does the shelby drop with the same shims increase or decrease the camber? I was wondering if I should put the old shims back in before I take it to get alligned and maybe the 3/16" plate and the spread of the towers from the monte carlo bar wil bring my camber back into specs, it was -1.6* before I started. I wanted to do the variocentric swap, but it is going to take a week or two for my welder to get here and I want to get my car running again so I can sell the (i'm sorry, I know)tahoe I bought to drive until I get the stang fixed.