The referenced post talks about the method the chassis manual specifies to set front suspension ride height. To recap:
Measure the height of the lower a-arm inner pivot point (bottom of torsion bar anchor), and the height of the lower a-arm outer pivot point (bottom of ball joint). Raise or lower the car until the inner is 1" higher than the outer.
And all I can say to that is: bollocks!
I set the Fury to those specifications, and it was low-riding, even lower than the fire chief in that other thread.
So I stepped back and tried another approach; adjusting the front ride height until the front bumper equaled 11.1", per the 1974 Fury AMA specs (at
This raised it up a bit, but still too low (as compared to my recollection of the standard Monaco/Fury stance). Then I checked the back bumper, as I couldn't have hosed that up by much, even with the weight reduction of missing doors, seats, and hood.
Look at those AMA specs. It says that the rear bumper should be the same height (actually 0.10 inches lower) than the front bumper. My rear bumper was 17" high. Specs are 11".
Here are some pics of the car before I got it, which seem to reflect an appropriate ride height:
I ended up just adjusting the front until it looked correct, and ignored the AMA specs, and chassis manual. I think now we've established that the wiring diagrams, parts catalogs, AMA specs, and chassis manual in general are all just "helpful hints" in the exciting blumo adventure.