Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/8/22 12:08 p.m.
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When we installed a 9-inch Ford rear end on our Mustang vintage racer, we added mounts for Shelby-style override traction bars. Now to mount the front of those bars to the chassis.

These brackets needed to be in line with the mounts on the rear end, while the traction bars, unlike some others, had to sit inside the cabin so that they …

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thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UberDork
12/8/22 2:30 p.m.

I think I've seen folks here use rubber shift boots to seal bars like that to the chassis, rather than just a flap. Not sure how important better sealing is in a racecar though. 

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/9/22 1:05 p.m.

What's that tear in the chassis?

Wicked93gs
Wicked93gs Reader
12/9/22 2:07 p.m.

Yeah....nope. I would install a 3 link or 4 link instead to get rid of the wheel hop(depending on if I were building for road course or drag strip). I definitely wouldn't cut into the interior like that for a band-aid for the problem.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/9/22 5:46 p.m.

In reply to Wicked93gs :

Basically we're following Shelby's playbook as that's how Shelby American did it back in the day. 

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