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Old 11-11-2019, 06:33 PM
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It's great to see you guys posting up a new project--this place has been a bit of a desert lately. Maier has been running a 315 square setup on his blue car ('66?) for years, so he could definitely give you some tips; he's also a hell of a nice guy . . .

If you're going the way I think you are with the engine (LS3?), Corvette is always the answer with suspension/subframes, as you get sound factory engineering, geometry, performance, easy LS engine placement, light weight (especially the unsprung kind), blah, blah, blah. I say this as someone who did it (with a 1992 C4 as a base) to my functioning/driving 1963 Falcon, not as a keyboard imagination factory. At any rate, I'll definitely look forward to seeing future posts here!
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:31 AM
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Terry and I talked about going the corvette suspension route but we decided on something else. Iíll let Terry chime in and talk about the why.

Adam
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:32 PM
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It would definitely be cool to see what Vorshlag comes up with--the skills for something far more creative than slapping on Corvette parts are definitely there. Keep us updated!

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Old 11-18-2019, 06:50 PM
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Terry and I talked about going the corvette suspension route but we decided on something else. Iíll let Terry chime in and talk about the why.

Adam
Welcome to the site, Adam. Great project you have going there.
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Thank you, glad to be here. I may swing by Vorshlag tomorrow to see the car. They pulled the drivetrain yesterday and got to work on the shock towers. Terry and his crew are killing it.

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Old 11-20-2019, 11:49 PM
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The most recent build pictures are posted here:

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So I see you went the way of the AJE k-frame. did you also use their control arms and suspension or still plan on something a little better?
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:07 AM
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So I see you went the way of the AJE k-frame. did you also use their control arms and suspension or still plan on something a little better?
Just their K member. Terry is looking at spindles and will fab the control arms in house once we decide on a spindle. We will significantly improve the suspension geometry over stock while also giving ourselves a little more room for wider tires up front. The plan is to also add wheel speed sensors for ABS and we are converting to EPAS. Terry sold me on the idea of EPAS as we both have seen fires due to power steering fluid getting on headers. No more power steering pump overheating and spitting fluid in the engine bay on track days.

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Just their K member. Terry is looking at spindles and will fab the control arms in house once we decide on a spindle. We will significantly improve the suspension geometry over stock while also giving ourselves a little more room for wider tires up front. The plan is to also add wheel speed sensors for ABS and we are converting to EPAS. Terry sold me on the idea of EPAS as we both have seen fires due to power steering fluid getting on headers. No more power steering pump overheating and spitting fluid in the engine bay on track days.

Adam
Very neat, I look forward to seeing what sort of setup you choose, I like the AJE K-frame as they're the only company who allow drop in fitment of an ecoboost engine
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:25 PM
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You donít seem too fond of the wilwood brakes, what would be a quality brake?
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