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1966 Mustang aftermarket upper control arms

4287 Views 4 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  mkosull
I am changing my inline 6 1966 mustang into an 8 cylinder car. In fact it has a 289 2 barrel engine in it already. I am working on changing the suspension and steering. I have the 5 lug spindles and hubs, lower control arms complete with ball joint, new 1 inch lowering springs with the 1 inch poly spring spacer. I am trying to find out which manufacturer of upper control arms to use. The are many such as Scott Drake, moog, Dorman etc. I am trying to locate the best one for my car. This mustang is not a race car it will be a weekend driver classic so muscle performance for racing is not an issue. I just want to replace these items back to as close to original as possible. I have seen many different upper control arm shafts and have heard some negative feed back based on the upper control arm shaft thread design. So, the question is "if I purchase a complete upper control arm, which is the best to purcahse, install and add the grease to get me back to as close to original as possible". I appreciate everyones input and opinion.
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My feeling is Moog is always going to be best. With that being said, i did have a reproduction UCA for my 67 (I didn't end up using it) as I rebuilt both of my originals and became very familiar with them inside and out. There was nothing about the reproduction that made me think it would be inferior to the original. But my originals were 4-bolt upper ball joint rather than the 3 bolt as most are and I wanted to keep with that. I didn't want 3-bolt on one side and 4-bolt on the other.
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