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jmcjunkin jmcjunkin is offline
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: San Mateo, CA
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Shock / Heater box / Control arm clearance issues!

I have a 71 T with 3.0 SC motor and took on the project last weekend of putting on later model aluminum control arms instead of my steel ones. I thought this would be a bolt in swap -- but I am having some clearance issues. They are:
1. Have to remove shock dust cover to get bilsteins to clear shock tower (angle to arm has changed)
2. Am concerned that SSI's will not clear point where shocks attach to trailing arm.

I am really perplexed by the first issue because I did not thikn Porche changed the clearance around shcock tower mounts from 73-74.

I would love to know from anyone who has put aluminum control arms onto an early car if these clearance issues surfaced. Will the SSIs work with early cars and aluminum control arms? I have not put the motor back in but it looks like it will be tight!

Jamie McJunkin
Old 02-03-2004, 12:03 PM
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