Project Mustang arrives in Melbourne
Project Mustang finally makes it to not-so-sunny Melbourne
Project Manager Uncle Phil was doing his cat on a hot tin roof impersonation again. The catalyst for this state of agitation was Project Mustang – again. It had finally left the warm confines of the Classic Speed shed in Sydney, but there was some doubt whether the thing would dodge the dark, stormy fronts crossing the Hume Highway.
You couldn’t blame him for being jumpy. Our beautiful hand-built car had made it all the way from the Phillipines in pristine condition, and now, if the threatened hail hit, it could be turned into a white pile of scrap vaguely resembling a golf ball with headlights. Not good.
Fortunately Tim the Towie, from All Trades Transport, seemed all too aware that a heavy responsibility lay on his tilt tray and was prepared to do whatever it took to keep Project Mustang out of trouble – including ducking storms. As good as his word, he got it into Phil’s shed unscathed.
Next up is the small matter of sorting the car. In many respects it’s a far betterassembled machine than when it left the factory back in 1964- and-a-bit. The chassis is dead straight and it’s now got fullyadjustable shocks all round with a Total Control front end.
That means we can tweak the handling for the best posssible result. An all-too-common tendency is for people to over-stiffen adjustable suspension, thinking that makes for better handling, when in
fact they’re usually better off ensuring the car’s full suspension movement is being used.
Uncle Phil and a certain Mr J. Bowe reckon they can get it right – we’ll let you know how they get on.
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