The issue came up on the first day driving to Dearborn for Rally #1. Lot's of phone calls trying to figure out A) why does it only push right when accelerating but doesn't return to straight when letting off of the gas And B) is it safe to drive. I chose to keep going always aware of the issue.
One of the many phone calls came from John Pfifer. He worked at Roush and was stumped too. So he and I met ,and John told me he arranged for me to meet with Gene on The Monday morning after the Rally was over. So on Monday morning Gene did a few laps around the light poles n the Roush parking lot. And he found it that yes it only pushed right when accelerating.
Gene then told me he was declaring the GT to be unsafe. Which allowed him to bring a privately owned vehicle inside the Roush building. A really long drive down the middle of the building. He told me we were headed to bay 62 and 63 where the GT's were developed. He introduced me to Denis B. And my GT was put on their alignment rack. Sitting still, the alignment was perfect We were all still stumped.
And after a bit of a wait, Denis said " I think I know what is wrong". He went over to the GT, still on the rack, and gave a big bear hug to the left rear wheel and tire. And sure enough the screen for the left rear went crazy wild.
Denis said it was the upper toe link, which looked OK, but was broken inside. They didn't have one in their GT parts area, so John drove over to Wixom and got the link, brought it to Denis, and was installed in my GT. Checked the alignment and it was spot on the factory spec's.
That new link is still on the GT and works perfectly. And has close to 140,000 on it .
A big thanks of appreciation to the Old Pro Denis, and to John and Gene for their generous help in getting my GT right.