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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Doug Jackson Panhard Rod
|I just received shipment of a panhard rod setup from Doug Jackson (California). One for my GT with an 8" Ford differential, one for my MGC with a stock w/w diff.|
I'll let you know how the installation goes on each, as they were designed for stock MGB diffs (the parking brake design is different on the MGC diff; my Ford diff is completely spurious.)
Anyone else out there got one installed?
Jim Stuart has.
|I have one.|
Im building one of my own, similar to that design. What is the diameter of the rod if you don't mind my asking? Are the rod ends 1/2" or 3/4"? Im leaning toward the 1/2" but will run the equations based on cornering forces just to make sure they'll hold up.
Thanks for any info.
I HAVE ONE ON MY V-6 CONVERSION WITH A 7.5 CHEV DIFF.
WHEN i ORDERED MINE DOUG HAD ME MEASURE THE DIAMITER IF HOUSING AND MADE IT FOR THAT SIZE INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD MG HOUSING.
IT WENT ON EASILY AND WORKS GREAT.
|Mine was a perfect fit. Doug had me measure the 8" Ford so the mounting bracket would be a proper fit, &it was right on the money, tight, but no hammer required.|
It really does make a difference & if your tires are a tight it, it will eliminate the rub in the corners.
Install is about 1/2 hour ncluding getting the car up on jack stands.
|I've got Doug's complete rear spring kit on the way for my Ford 8.8. I hope to install next weekend..... I'll keep you posted.|
|How would I contatc Doug Jackson? Does he have a website?|
Here you go:
|Answer my own question, looks to be 1" diameter thin walled steel tubing, around 31" long, 1/2" rod ends. FWIW, mine is 7/8" solid 6061 T6, 1/2" rod ends. Buckling safety factor of 2 at friction worst case scenario.|
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