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    Posted: Mar/16/2019 at 8:55pm
Anyone know anything about these parts?

Just wondering about their suitability for Street rod usage. I know the  control arms are a separate availability problem, and a Fox body Mustang rack can be adapted to the Pacer setup (for not a lot more dinero than Rare Parts gets for Pacer rack mounting bushings).

Thoughts?
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Should be fine for a street rod. They look like standard Pacer parts to me, except for the ARGO in the steering knuckle. My guess is they are cast or forged specifically for racing, and used because of the flexibility of the three piece design (spindle, knuckle, steering arm). The steering arm is a bit different than the Pacer arm though. It might be longer for regular steering box use, can't tell from photo. They should be just as strong (more likely stronger) than stock parts.

I'm shocked to see someone making them, to tell the truth!!
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I'm with Farna, and those steering arms seem too long. Pacer has short arms, and are closer to my Mustang II spindle arm lengths.

The arms are key for rack purposes, and to me the rest of it won't make much of an improvement over stock, unless spindles are worn.

If forged, then it is worth the money, unless Pacer arms are now priced at $400.00 a set.
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Originally posted by 304-dude 304-dude wrote:

If forged, then it is worth the money, unless Pacer arms are now priced at $400.00 a set.
 
You must've priced Pacer parts from RARE PARTS.
 
Just wonder about that "7 degree" thing...
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Well, as for 7° angle... only good if your using the on dirt track. From what the auto cross and road coarse peeps say, too much angle for performance radials, unless you are old school.

NASCAR setups utilize such angles with race poly glass with interliner tires. Many think the interliner is for safety only, but it does help with sidewall regidity, but having taller sidewalls, the tread will lay more flat under loads, before roll over.

I kept my stock angle with adjustability, but modified for adjusted castor angle, which gives more benefit because there is not much room to adjust with stock setup.

Though, you could obtain a tubluar arm setup which will allow caster asjustment beyond what is obtained with stock.

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The Pacer subframe swap were once very popular with old chevy and ford pickup truck owners. Not so much anymore but likely there are enough out there to justify new parts
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The steering arm length is 5 3/8" as per the ARGO website.

http://www.argo-pace-rapco.com/suspension-components.html

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2 yr ago at p.r.e show in indy I seen some one had spindles for the pacers I will try to find the info
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question, will pacer spindles/pins bolt onto a 73 Javelin disk brake  spindle upright ? Are the 4 holes the same bolt pattern? 
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Originally posted by Brad Brad wrote:

question, will pacer spindles/pins bolt onto a 73 Javelin disk brake  spindle upright ? Are the 4 holes the same bolt pattern? 

According to what I have read here all AMC spindles are the same bolt pattern. I have ordered these steering arms for my '64 Classic, so if they don't fit it will be an expensive mistake considering they are being sent half way around the world.
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