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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Here it is with the new wheels and tires. I will need to lower the car a little, perhaps new springs and torsion bars.

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post #62 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 11:32 AM
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The early Milanos came with quite long (18" free length) rear springs that give it a very high rear. An easy mod is to chop one coil off the rear springs: this lowers the rear about 1" and stiffens the springs by about 10%.

I did this on my old '87 Milano: it made the car look more level and didn't cause any problems.


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post #63 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Small rear springs from Rob @Centerline installed

New torsion bars along with front suspension bits will be installed next week.

Here are a few pictures of the tear down and clean up process. You can see the front castor bushing has seen better days

New bushings all around and new Koni shocks on order.

I could use a recommendation for a good alignment shop in orange county.



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Looks great! And those look progressive, so they should ride nicely.

Ian Lomax - Current: 1973 Berlina, 1987 Milano Platinum "racecar"
Past: 71, 74 Spiders, 2x 74 Berlina, 74 GTV, 76 Alfetta GT, 88 Milano 3.0, 164LS
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Enjoyed looking through the thread. Nice work bringing her back to life. I'm in the process of a refresh on my 20+ year ownership of an '86 Graduate. Had the engine, transmission and rear end "re-sealed", ha! It doesn't leak today.
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