Delta Link Replacement
MVS Forums Contributor xHeart: Following photos and notes extends the pioneer delta link write up of Ozark Lee.
The project included replacing coil springs, delta links, and anchorage mounts – all using new nuts and bolts. There was plenty of room and time to replace muffler too.
This post was largely a “Stream of Conciseness” writeup and much of the original writeup can and should be ignored. There is, however, other very good information in the thread.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have had a persistent “clunk” in my rear suspension and a “wandering” sensation at highway speeds. I tried the fender washer in the shock mount repair which yielded no change in the sound and then, just to make sure on the easy stuff, I ordered some new shock mounts from FCP Groton. I replaced them and still no change in the clunk.
A couple of weeks ago I decided that a Chief’s halftime Sunday project was to find out what the problem was. As soon as I jacked up the car it was apparent, I had over 1 inch (2.5 cm) of vertical travel in my rear trailing arm end links. The right side was the worst as I could actually see the ball joint that should have been immersed in rubber.
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