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I have a 1973 mustang grande with a 351 cleveland installed in it. i have replaced both upper and lower control arms,strut bushing, all the ball joints,saddle bushing for the springs. I had it all check at a service station drove it for 2 weeks and now the tires are tilted in at the to. Had it rechecked and everything is tight. I was told it mite be the shock towers are coming loose but we pried on parts and nothing moves? they mentioned a mustang II front end conversion for it. I would need to get a k member from a old mustang II does this sound right? if so what do i need exactlly

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Putting in a mustang II forn end is a big job, but because of their populairty in the street rod crowd, you can buy kits that are completly aftermarket (no junyard adventures) for a good price. Befor that I would consider repairing you shock towers if teh are infact broken. Several mustang places sell shock tower repair kits and reenforcment kits as well. I would take the car to someone else if this guy cannot find anything definitly wrong, and doing the mustang II conversion seems like too much.

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Measure across from one shock tower to the other, then jack the car up at the center of the K member and measure again.
If it's much different you definitely need a Monte Carlo bar, and an Export Brace would be good too.

When you put the lower control arms back in did you tighten up the inner mounting bolt while the car was jacked up? That could tear up the bushing when you let the car down and drive it for a while. Leave the mounting bolt loose until the car is off the jacks on the suspension has all it's weight on it, then tighten up the bolt, that way the rubber bushing gets 'pinched' in the center of the suspension travel. It'll only twist so far each direction.

I wouldn't mess with the Mustang II kit, you should be able to get the stock suspension set up pretty good. I don't think you're gonna see anything move when you're prying on it anyway, if the shock towers are sagging it'll happen slowly when you're driving over bumps and gettin on it. Is one valve cover closer to the shock tower than the other side?
 

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I'd have to agree with dbiscayne above..
How did you come out with the starting issue??
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thanks for all the good ideas i will be working on it on sunday will let you all know what i find out

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ok today i measured from schock tower to shuck tower
it was 35 and 7/16 jacked it up and ti was 35 and 11/16
is that to much give in the shock towers?
 

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I'm betting the shop didn't properly torque the lower control arm eccentric bolt. Seen that happen more than once.
 
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