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Bill Pierce
10-01-2016, 12:50 PM
Hey, boys and girls wondering if anyone has a UCA drop template I could borrow? Of course I'll be happy to pay shipping both ways

Gitanesteel
10-01-2016, 02:16 PM
Hey, boys and girls wondering if anyone has a UCA drop template I could borrow? Of course I'll be happy to pay shipping both ways

Since I'm ignorant - what's UCA stand for?

SmithKid
10-01-2016, 03:48 PM
Upper Control Arm. Sometimes called Shelby Drop.

Gitanesteel
10-01-2016, 04:12 PM
Upper Control Arm. Sometimes called Shelby Drop.

Duh, thanks

Bill Pierce
10-01-2016, 06:48 PM
Since I'm ignorant - what's UCA stand for?

Sorry I should explain myself. Upper control arm template. A fairly common upgrade to early Falcon and Mustang suspension is to lower the UCA to improve handling.

http://www.dazecars.com/dazed/Test6template.html

If no one here has one, I'll buy one and then loan it out to who ever may want to do the same.
Some good information here too
http://opentrackerracing.com

BadBird
10-03-2016, 12:07 AM
There is a good right up on "Joes Falcon" about this. It looks like it would be a pretty straight forward job to make the tool. He has the dimensions there. Larry http://www.joesfalcon.com/page12.html

Bill Pierce
10-03-2016, 11:04 AM
Thanks Larry, that is helpful

doghows
10-03-2016, 03:37 PM
I have the template and the correct drill bit size for the new holes.

Bill Pierce
10-04-2016, 05:15 PM
I have the template and the correct drill bit size for the new holes.

Sent you a pm

doghows
10-04-2016, 06:09 PM
Got it, just wanted to check the shop before I promised anything. I have it and bowed it up. It should go out in tomorrow's mail.
I'll let you know if anything changes. [thumb]

Bill Pierce
10-04-2016, 06:45 PM
Thanks! [thumb]

doghows
10-05-2016, 01:02 PM
Bill package on its way. You should get it Thursday. [thumb]

doghows
10-07-2016, 02:40 PM
Bill did you get the package?? Want to make sure it's not lost.
:confused:

Bill Pierce
10-07-2016, 05:24 PM
Bill did you get the package?? Want to make sure it's not lost.
:confused:

It came today, picked it up 10 minutes ago! Thanks a bunch. No return address, PM me your address so I can send it back when I'm done.

doghows
10-07-2016, 05:45 PM
Let's do this. If anyone else needs to use this kit speak up now. Bill if anyone speaks up just send it to them. I'll pm you my return address but if it needs to keep traveling that's fine with me.

Bill Pierce
10-16-2016, 05:20 PM
Well today I removed the upper control arms and drilled the pilot holes for the Shelby drop. One hole on each side would be right on the edge of the reinforced area.

So now I'm not sure this is such a great idea. I'm afraid without heavier metal it could tear a hole from the stress. If the engine was out it would be easy to just weld in a little patch.

Look closely at the pictures and you can see the pilot hole is real close to the edge.

Has anyone with a 63 made this modification? What do you think?

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc164/billpierces/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1095_zpsv6wxqkyo.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/billpierces/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1095_zpsv6wxqkyo.jpg.html)

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc164/billpierces/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1094_zpsi7zabhqy.jpg (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/billpierces/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1094_zpsi7zabhqy.jpg.html)

doghows
10-16-2016, 06:40 PM
I did it to my 63 delivery a couple years ago. I checked it out just now and no issues I can see. Everything looks fine.
I did not notice any handling improvements, but my alignment guy had a way easier time setting mine up according to the specs off of dazecars.com.

Bill Pierce
10-16-2016, 06:49 PM
Was the hole right on the edge of the reinforced area like mine?

Most say it's worth while and had improved handling. But it could be that you wouldn't notice unless really pushing the car hard likenough on the track.

doghows
10-16-2016, 06:54 PM
Yup it is close, if you're concerned about it can you just put a washer in there? I would have to go look but I don't see any issue doing that if your concerned about it pulling through.
Like I said mines been like that for a couple years now and I probably have put close to 10k miles on mine.

Bill Pierce
10-16-2016, 07:11 PM
OK thanks Steve I feel better about doing it knowing that you have that kind of miles on yours.

I'll get the template headed back your way.