Crites kit on Ebay!!

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Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby 70snake » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:46 pm

For anyone who may be contemplating a big block swap, or A/FX car, there is a unused Crites shock tower kit on Ebay right now. #230112107410. Bidding was only at 50.00, :lol: last time I checked. It's 365.00 from Crites (w/front springs-- this kit is spring delete). Thanks, Snake.
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Postby bigmikes64comet » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:14 pm

Just checked, its up to 300.00 right now with 45.00 shipping.

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This member has claimed it! Going in my '65.

Postby thunderkiss65 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:53 pm

This member has claimed it! Going in my '65.

The seller's kit arrived with 289 springs & he decided to keep them...so have Crites double check to make sure you get big block springs when you guys order them. I will probably have to mess with a couple of sets to get the correct ride height anyway. "AFX Style"

It hasn't arrived yet...can't wait!
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Crites kit

Postby 70snake » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:21 pm

Nice score Thunderkiss, The quality of the kit is good, the directions are pretty vague, but it's pretty straightforward. Measure twice cut once 8) Need any pics, let me know, or check the photo gallery i've got more coming. Snake.
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Postby thunderkiss65 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:24 pm

More pics would be helpful...thanks. I feels good to finally move forward on this car. I have the block, and have located a 4.25 crank and rods. The original Ford high riser heads and intake have me on wild goose chases....as I expected.
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Hi riser parts

Postby 70snake » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:29 pm

I know what your talking about; trying to find an uncracked set of hi riser heads might be a project, :shock: they were VERY prone to cracks. the intakes I do see from time to time, are you going with duals or the oddball single four? I considered going that route with my Comet, but at the time I had 2 428's and a 410 laying around and my common sense(cheap) got the better of me, so I'll be running a 428CJ at least for the first motor. hope you find what your looking for. Snake.
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Postby thunderkiss65 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:00 pm

I gotta go with the dual 4's! :twisted:

Although, single four intakes seem to be "reasonably" priced right now. I have really considered it...
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Re: Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby grease junkie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:06 am

OK once again i get to ask some thing you all on here probably already know im assuming a crites kit replaces or relocates the shock towers>? dose it improve handling, lower the stance or just create more room in the go box .and iv googled the term crites kit and i can find forums but no actual site or pics thanks once again for your info
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Re: Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby CALIFORNIA CALIENTE » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:39 pm

Crites Restorations.com ,their kit basically gives you room for a FE by flattening the towers,adding a crossmember with engine frame mounts,and heavier springs. ROY.
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Re: Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby grease junkie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:11 pm

thanks roy i did acedently find it looks good seems it will work for the 302 to and the import braces look good wish i could just get a tape mesure on the braces since im a welder pipe fitter and could fab the might have a go at fabing the lower might even tackel the import braces thank for all the advice and information for sure
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Re: Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby CALIFORNIA CALIENTE » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:54 pm

grease junkie;yes,it will work for a small block,I used the notching templates to open up my engine bay,made everything else myself and welded it together,should be easy for you with your training!!! ROY.
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Re: Crites kit on Ebay!!

Postby rjones35 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:21 pm

I'm getting ready to order a Crites kit, frame mounts, and spring swivels. I just bought a 63 with a 390 in it already, but not in there right. Anything I should know before I ordr it? Any reason not to order it?? Thanks!
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