Ford Mustang Forum banner

'65 front suspension torque specs?

10003 Views 3 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  jennkent5454
I am replacing tie rods and all bushings in the front end, is there any torque specs for them?
1. Outer tie rods?
2. Inner tie rods?
3. Tie rod sleeves?
4. Sway bar end links?
5. Sway bar bushings?
6. Strut rod bushings?
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Do you torque the or just tighten by hand?
From the 1965 Mustang shop Manual (I think as some of the terms are different and not always crystal clear):

1. Outer tie rods? 30-40 ft. lbs.
2. Inner tie rods? 30-40
3. Tie rod sleeves? 30-40
4. Sway bar end links? 5-11
5. Sway bar bushings? 17-25 (lock nuts)
6. Strut rod bushings? ??? (lock or castle nuts) (I tightend mine quite a bit.

Also the other end of the strut rods are supposed to be 55-70. The wheels need to be under load (not hanging freely) to get the strut rod installed properly or the holes will not line up correctly. My car is on jackstands, so I lifted the tire a bit with a jack.
Awesome, thank you. I have the old chiltons manual but it doesn't cover much of that.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.