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01-07-2003, 06:39 PM
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Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Joe,

Excellent photo.

Do I see a Grade 5 bolt in the middle? I think that's a good idea, it's less notch sensitive than a Grade 8 bolt (less sensitive to getting nicked and forming a crack on...
01-07-2003, 10:41 AM
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Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

George wrote;NO rivets came out without at least some force. If you are asking about how well the rivets would transfer shear loads across the holes they filled, I would say the rivets completely...
01-06-2003, 09:52 PM
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Views: 2,016
Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

George, I've got a better question. Two actually.

Joe points out that the rivets on the frame that hold the crossmembers to the frame rails are pretty 'soft'. First question; did any of those...
01-06-2003, 06:36 PM
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Views: 2,016
Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Ok, so I went out and bought a Physics book to get the lexicon of Statics and Dynamics figured out. I also bought the book "High Performance Handling Handbook" by Don Alexander. Once I know what to...
01-06-2003, 09:58 AM
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Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Dewayne,

I can take a picture of the parts and I can post a copy of a picture from a magazine article. I'll work on that today.
01-05-2003, 12:51 PM
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Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

BTW, I'm trying to get an idea of the amount of shear forces that need to be allowed for. I'm using this type of information to get a ballpark idea of what the forces are. I'm rusty with my Physics,...
01-05-2003, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,016
Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Dewayne writes;How is a locating dowel going to be different than a shouldered bolt in a heavy sheer application?

Dewayne,

A shouldered bolt might be sufficient. I'll have to look into it....
01-05-2003, 12:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,016
Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 05-Jan-03 AT 01:29 AM (EST)]Ok, so one thing the strut-rod does is to take the rotational load of braking. So the metal of the strut-rod must be spring metal like the...
01-05-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Dewayne, Carl, John, Joe, Franklin, et al;

Great discussions. I learn so much by reading and considering everybody's ideas. I really don't want to trash the MII IFS. I have no doubt that it can be...
01-04-2003, 02:06 PM
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Views: 2,016
Posted By pcmenten

Front-end design: What does a strut rod do?

Hi, all. :-wink

There's been a spate of posts about Mustang II front-end failures. Some of the better informed posters pointed out that many M-II F/E swaps leave the strut-rod off and that is...
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