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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Whats the taper ? Buy the right reamer.
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 10, 2012 11:12PM

Specifically, ball joint taper for Mustang II. Not all ball joints have same taper, for instance Toyota is 1.2"/ft. "Others" are 1.5"/ft., but which ? Reamer from "Speedway Motors" is a quality piece. Negative spiral on flutes is excellent for preventing grabbing of reamer by the material,(a function of the taper). Thanks, roverman.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2012 07:32PM by roverman.


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
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01/25/2011 04:52PM

Main British Car:
1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Whats the taper ?
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: January 11, 2012 10:19AM

I googled Mustang II ball joint taper and came up with 2" per foot which is 10 taper


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Whats the taper ? Use Math !
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 11, 2012 01:42PM

Thanks Kevin. CPP- the supplier doesn't know the angle. The "math" says 1.44"/ft. Obviously in this case a 2"/ft reamer, will not work. I think I can fudge with a 1.5"/ft.,(somewhat common). Cheers, roverman.


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
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1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Whats the taper ?
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: January 11, 2012 04:58PM

Sorry about that, you are correct
I accidentally looked at the wrong speedway motors reamer, the Mustang II ball joint is 7 which would be 1.5"-ft nominal


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Whats the taper ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 11, 2012 05:38PM

Seemingly, "nobody" local has these. I ordered from Speedway today. All this "stuff" better work ! Cheers, roverman.


flyinlow
Kevin .
Elko NV
(84 posts)

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1964 Spitfire Ford 5.0

Re: Whats the taper ?
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: January 11, 2012 07:26PM

Your lucky that you would even think they would have it locally
Where I live I just assume nobody has anything and seldom wrong about that.
You should be ok with stuff matching up since Mustang II suspension is probably the most commonly swapped suspension there is


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2977 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Whats the taper ? Mustang II ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 11, 2012 07:46PM

Kevin, well maybe not this forum. There is a lot of rehashing oem british front suspension. I felt the JH parts were too weak to be trustworthy. Just about every mod to this car, adds weight. Not my preferance, but probably necessary. Not clever to build a car that is a little, too light when you need it most. Onward, roverman.



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