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jensenracing77
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I am undecided on my front suspension anyway. They all take grease but you can tell that it only comes out in a spot or two and I am sure it is not getting everywhere it should. I am thinking about changing the front cross member and suspension anyway. The front suspension is pitted really bad in this car. Even thought it is still nice and tight with 44,000 miles, I have another complete front suspension that has little to no pitting and out of a 27,000 mile car. I am a nut when it comes to reusing the original parts when I can but I am likely going to change it all anyway with this better front end.

I just told my wife that I may just disassemble that other front end this summer and restore it and have it ready. I also have some pit free rear control arms from the same car that I could get ready. I have several things I can work on without taking the car apart. I may just do that this year.

I have another project that I can work on also. I have a Jetfire engine and turbo setup that is mostly junk. I am going to pull the internals out of most of it and detail it externally and build a real nice looking display engine. Even have a bad intake manifold for it. It will be made of mostly junk parts but still be useful for a display.

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