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Offline NitroRustlerDriver

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Coilover Front Suspension
« on: March 19, 2006, 06:32:16 PM »
My father and I own a kit car that uses Pinto suspension. We would like to switch to coilovers in the front so we can adjust ride height and such. It's all 1980 Pinto suspension. My question is, who sells a coilover kit? Also, is the Pinto and the Mustang II front suspension the same, or are there differences? I've found a few coilover kits that say they work with Mustang II, but it doesn't say anything about the Pinto. Thanks.

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 06:36:28 PM »
Summit racing and Heidts

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 07:10:50 PM »
QA1 makes a complete kit that fits the stock mounts I have it and it works well... Like Tony said Summit or Jegs
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 07:20:33 PM »
Hello JD,
 Is that shock for drag or adjustable for the street too?

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 07:50:34 PM »
go to your local grocery store and buy a street rodder magazine. there is at least 30 different vendors who sell coilover kits.
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006, 11:37:20 PM »
go to your local grocery store and buy a street rodder magazine. there is at least 30 different vendors who sell coilover kits.
Now, should I be looking for Pinto kits, or kits for the Mustang II? Are Mustang II parts the same as Pinto parts?

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 12:14:28 AM »
1974-80 Pinto and Mustang II parts are the same.
1971-73 pinto are different.
 But the shock is the same . The springs are taller. BUT with the adjustable ride heidt you should be OK on the early Pinto too.
 I plan to find out soon.
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 05:34:27 AM »
i put QA1s on my 1973 the musting 11 kit works good and its real shiny to  ;D ;D

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 06:04:35 AM »
Tony, You know im not sure although there ajustable and they have worked very well on the street.. Now i dont drive it all that much but its been even better than the original setup was. i also added 2" drop spindels on mine at the same time. Had them on there two years now.,J.D.
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006, 08:04:16 AM »
Hey JD you wouldn't by chance make hedders for racecars do you?  I think we used to have one.  You wouldnt perhaps know Jim Moon either would you?  I think it was him who said that you used to build his racing motors.
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2006, 08:21:18 AM »
i put QA1s on my 1973 the musting 11 kit works good and its real shiny to  ;D ;D

 Hello Prostreet49335,
 Do you have any photos of the QA1 shocks on your 73?
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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2006, 02:12:16 PM »
pintoracer12, Thats me although i dont do his engines anymore(switched classes) we still do the headers. but there through the firewall only.,J.D.
Home of the worlds fastest  pinto's
1977 Full weight 4cyl. Street pinto Blow thru c-s carb.
60ft 1.31
1/8 5.77 @ 128
1/4 9.43@ 141.03
 77 Chrome moly 4cyl. Race Pinto- Blowing thru 2 C-S Specialties Carbs.
60ft 1.19
1/8 5.26 @138 1/4 8.22 @ 161

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2006, 02:13:16 PM »
SORRY I GOT PART OF THE NUMBER WRONG, MAKE THAT (PINTORACER02)
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1977 Full weight 4cyl. Street pinto Blow thru c-s carb.
60ft 1.31
1/8 5.77 @ 128
1/4 9.43@ 141.03
 77 Chrome moly 4cyl. Race Pinto- Blowing thru 2 C-S Specialties Carbs.
60ft 1.19
1/8 5.26 @138 1/4 8.22 @ 161

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2006, 04:10:08 PM »
Tony, You know im not sure although there ajustable and they have worked very well on the street.. Now i dont drive it all that much but its been even better than the original setup was. i also added 2" drop spindels on mine at the same time. Had them on there two years now.,J.D.

What brand and size front tire do you run?

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006, 05:52:05 PM »
Hello Glassman,
 Pintony here.
If you are asking me what size tire I'm running in the front.....
 195-50-15

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Re: Coilover Front Suspension
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2006, 07:48:07 AM »
We won that header in a raffle at twin cities raceway.  Too bad it wouldnt fit a pinto.  That was a real nice header.  We ended up getting a shoenfeld.  What class did you move into?  I havent been back to race at twin cities since halfway through last season.
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