Searching for a particular rear control arm bracket

MC96

MC96

Master Mechanic
Dec 7, 2015
436
63
I still dont understand how those dont bind the rear solid.

The triangulation of the rear control arms sets the roll center, the watts propeller also sets the roll center. Its like having two panhard bars running opposite of one another in an X. Other than the "give" of the rubber bushings it shouldnt be able to articulate at all.

Unless Im missing something



Anyways, I look forward to the discovery of this mystery item lol


Edit: Heres the example of the binding.
I wonder if in the Fays2 instructions it tells you to remove an upper link
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: fleming442
FastCraig

FastCraig

Master Mechanic
Sep 11, 2017
325
63
Huntington, WV
8

81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
2,059
113
Western MN
I still dont understand how those dont bind the rear solid.

The triangulation of the rear control arms sets the roll center, the watts propeller also sets the roll center. Its like having two panhard bars running opposite of one another in an X. Other than the "give" of the rubber bushings it shouldnt be able to articulate at all.

Unless Im missing something



Anyways, I look forward to the discovery of this mystery item lol


Edit: Heres the example of the binding.
I wonder if in the Fays2 instructions it tells you to remove an upper link
That would be a nice way to do it if you replaced the UCA's with a single Y shaped UCA using both UCA frame mounts and a single housing bushing and use the watts link to keep side to side.

But yeah, when those watts get slammed on 4 links its not ideal by any means.
 
MC96

MC96

Master Mechanic
Dec 7, 2015
436
63
That would be a nice way to do it if you replaced the UCA's with a single Y shaped UCA using both UCA frame mounts and a single housing bushing and use the watts link to keep side to side.

But yeah, when those watts get slammed on 4 links its not ideal by any means.

Working with a friend on something very similar, He is putting an s197 8.8 3 link in his car.
 
  • Like
Reactions: fleming442

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck ConsolesDixie Restoration DepotMike's MontesP-S-TSouthside Machine PerformanceUMI Performance

contact[email protected]for info on becoming a sponsor