Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > Classic Mustang > Classic Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

Classic Mustangs Tech Forum

Technical discussions specific to 1964-1967, 1968-1970, and 1971-1973 Classic Mustang. Discuss all tech related to in-line six cylinder and V8 powered Vintage Mustangs here.

Classic Forums | Classic Talk | Classic Tech | Classic Pictures | Introductions | Mustang Tech | Mustang Lounge 


Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 05-26-2009   #1 (permalink)
khammertime20 is offline Rookie

Classic Member


Joined: May 2009
Posts: 22 Threads: 10
 khammertime20's Country Flag
New Orleans   Louisiana
khammertime20 is on a distinguished road
Default front tire is rubbing front fender

Hi my front tire is rubbing the fender on the driver's side when i turn. What could be the problem?

1966 302 v8 coupe.
khammertime20 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 05-26-2009   #2 (permalink)
65BlueHorse is offline Made Member

Classic Member


Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 386 Threads: 15
 65BlueHorse's Country Flag  View 65BlueHorse's 12 photos
Bedford   Pennsylvania
65BlueHorse is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you changed tires or rims? You could have to big of a tire or the wrong offset. also your springs could be bad which would cause the car to set lower and possibly rub
65BlueHorse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-26-2009   #3 (permalink)
ITLRUN is offline Senior Member

Classic Member
4.6L Member
5.0L Member


Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,335 Threads: 4
 ITLRUN's Country Flag  View ITLRUN's 146 photos
Fall River   Massachusetts
ITLRUN is on a distinguished road
Default

Usually the only thing that will cause that, is if you changed your wheel and tire size. If so when you change wheels and tire size to a larger wheel size, always check your offset. And when they come in, mount them on the car and turn them lock to lock to make sure nothing is rubbing. Does it only do it on the one side, or does it do it on both, Mike? SCT Tuner.
ITLRUN is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-26-2009   #4 (permalink)
05horse is offline Top Dog

V6 Member


Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,429 Threads: 383
 05horse's Country Flag  View 05horse's 58 photos
Centerville   Ohio
05horse is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to 05horse Send a message via MSN to 05horse Send a message via Yahoo to 05horse
Default

welcome to the parking lot! check the sprigns and suspention
05horse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-26-2009   #5 (permalink)
racin_ryan is offline Apprentice

Classic Member


Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 51 Threads: 6
 racin_ryan's Country Flag  View racin_ryan's 16 photos
Marysville   Ohio
racin_ryan is on a distinguished road
Default

My car was doing the same thing and the problem was the coil spring seat. It is the part that the front coil spring sits in and it bolts to the lower control arm. The bushing in the center of the seat had worn and slipped out of place causing the suspension to roll forward. This made the tire contact the fender toward the front of the fender. I guess it could do the same to the rear also. I have 17 inch rims and they clear fine. But I guess the wrong tire size could be a simple problem, but if only one side is rubbing check out the spring seat. Only a $20 part, but you have to remove the spring to replace it. Good Luck.
__________________
Ryan - Marysville, OH
1965 Fastback Mustang (GT350 clone)
racin_ryan is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-27-2009   #6 (permalink)
faststang68 is offline Apprentice


Joined: May 2009
Posts: 53 Threads: 6
 faststang68's Country Flag
Delta, BC   British Columbia
faststang68 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khammertime20 View Post
Hi my front tire is rubbing the fender on the driver's side when i turn. What could be the problem?

1966 302 v8 coupe.
---------------------------------------------


Change your coils. Mine rubs to when in high speeds. It feels like im riding the waves. I'v never replaced mine. I need to replace mine as well within the next week or so. Its just the springs.
faststang68 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-27-2009   #7 (permalink)
66restomod is offline Apprentice

Classic Member


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 213 Threads: 8
 66restomod's Country Flag  View 66restomod's 40 photos
Carmel Valley   California
66restomod is on a distinguished road
Default

I blew my drivers side shock, tire rubbed on the fender all the time. I knew it was shot because the oil was coming out the top right where the rod enters. Jounce the side with the rubbing issue, see if the suspension moves excessively. And Faststang68, replace your shocks first. that wave feeling is excessive coil movement do to the shocks not doing their job.
66restomod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-27-2009   #8 (permalink)
jspagna1 is offline Made Member

Classic Member


Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 539 Threads: 9
 jspagna1's Country Flag  View jspagna1's 14 photos
Northeast   Connecticut
jspagna1 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you have not changed tires & rims than it's a suspension problem. On a 66, depending on rim size traditionally the biggest tire size I would go on the front is a 205/215 or 225 max.
__________________
1966 Mustang Coupe
Ford Racing 5.0 HO Motor(Crate)/B303 cam/1.7 RR
TFS TW Heads/Edelbrock Perfor RPM/Holley 650 DP
Mallory Dist/MSD Blaster/Holley Electric Fuel Pump
2.5" Exh H pipe/Flowmasters 40's/Dr.Gas Tailpipes
Lakewood T/A Bars/Aluminum Drive Shaft + loop
Auburn 3.55's/SSBC disc's/C-4 wTCI 2800 stall
Fiberglass hood/trunk/bumpers!(100% Sicilian)
jspagna1 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-27-2009   #9 (permalink)
khammertime20 is offline Rookie

Classic Member


Joined: May 2009
Posts: 22 Threads: 10
 khammertime20's Country Flag
New Orleans   Louisiana
khammertime20 is on a distinguished road
Default Thanks i took it to a guy i know

and he thinks the front end needs to be pulled.could he be right and does anyone know how much it would cost?
khammertime20 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-28-2009   #10 (permalink)
66restomod is offline Apprentice

Classic Member


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 213 Threads: 8
 66restomod's Country Flag  View 66restomod's 40 photos
Carmel Valley   California
66restomod is on a distinguished road
Default

front end pulled? did he tell you exactly what needs to replaced?
66restomod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-28-2009   #11 (permalink)
khammertime20 is offline Rookie

Classic Member


Joined: May 2009
Posts: 22 Threads: 10
 khammertime20's Country Flag
New Orleans   Louisiana
khammertime20 is on a distinguished road
Default

no.I frist thought it was a shock or a coil.so now I have no idea.
khammertime20 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-28-2009   #12 (permalink)
Sixpack is offline Rookie


Joined: May 2008
Posts: 12 Threads: 0
 Sixpack's Country Flag
Bismarck   North Dakota
Sixpack is on a distinguished road
Default

Strut Rod bushing bad?
Sixpack is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-28-2009   #13 (permalink)
khammertime20 is offline Rookie

Classic Member


Joined: May 2009
Posts: 22 Threads: 10
 khammertime20's Country Flag
New Orleans   Louisiana
khammertime20 is on a distinguished road
Default

i'm going to put it on the rack tomorrow and see.I just hope I dont have to pull it.
khammertime20 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162