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FYI, be sure the CV straps are on good and tight. While picking up my roadster from the shop, the owner says "oh yea, you had cv strap come off...at 130mph. Kinda made a mess" Luckaly the car was on the dyno. Keep in mind CV grease goes EVERYWHERE if one comes loose. Looks like snot when it covers the bottom of the car, and is a total bear to clean up...hehe

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Originally posted by Kipper:
Keep in mind CV grease goes EVERYWHERE if one comes loose. Looks like snot when it covers the bottom of the car, and is a total bear to clean up...hehe

Kip
LMAO...sorry to hear about the mess, but, your description just made me laugh.

TGIF!!

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We will be tightening our CV straps down tomorrow. I note that in each FFR package with the CV greese and the straps there are two small wire springy things. One is carefully painted yellow, one is not. I cannot figure out where to put them other than the trash. Are they important?

What happened to you does sound like somethng that might happen to Homer Simpson should he build a Cobra. I would love to see a Simpson's episode based on riveting the cockpit aluminum!
 

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Those clips are used to replace the existing ones when you tap the cv-joints off the t-bird axles and put back on the FFR supplied axle shafts. I don't know if it is a big deal if you reuse the old ones.

I would suggest spending $15.00 on a "Band-It" clamp tool. I bought mine at NAPA when I noticed the supplied straps seemed too big. You can easily tighten the straps real tight, infact, it is probably possible to tighten them too much.

hope this helps,

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I just finished jacking up my car and yes I also have a mess. We ran it on a dyno and nothing was said about grease. But it ran 140 MPH. so my guess was right. All 4 boots are twisted and torn and all the grease is all over the aft end. I was going to Nelson's Ledges but not now. :(
 

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Brian, my other boot is all twisted too, couldnt figure that one out. Why would it twist? The axles and "cups" turn at the same speed, and I don't think I accelerated or decelerated fast enough to "spin" one end of the boot...???

I have the tool to tighten the clamps, I guess I didn't get it tight enough, or maybe too tight. I might go with the "other" tyle clamp-it makes several loops around, and the tool pulls it tight and bends the end over...

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Kipper, IMO that's the best tool/clamp system to use. Your welcome to borrow mine if you want. They are only like $10-14 but if your in the area, your welcome to it.
Just let me know,
 

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I tried to buy the boots only and have had no luck. I called FFR and they are going to ship Monday but if any one knows of a source I would try to fix it this weekend. I think what twisted it was too much grease in the boot, at 140+ there is a lot of force applied to the boots which might then deflect and cause one area to slow down causing the twist.
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In one of the "tune to win, engineer to win, prepare to win" series of books the author says to put a wire tie into the middle of the cv boots (like a belt on a fat man) as the centrifugal force causes the boot to expand way past what seems likely. This is theory only - I have no actual experience. The author I am quoting is the one in the list of reference books at the front FFR assembly manual.

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