Current Classifieds

77 Wagon rear hatch
Date: 12/04/2019 05:57 am
72 Pinto parts
Date: 11/14/2019 10:46 pm
Odds and Ends 1976-77 Pinto Wagon

Date: 07/17/2019 05:23 pm
1979 hatch needed
Date: 05/13/2018 08:52 pm
79-80 fenders, hood, rallye wheels, light buckets, etc, C3 trans
Date: 01/04/2017 04:07 am
2 Station Wagons for sale
Date: 04/20/2018 11:10 am
Need 76' coupe rear Glass and Front Grille
Date: 07/20/2017 01:23 am
Mustang II V8 swap parts
Date: 03/26/2017 02:25 pm
72 Pinto
Date: 03/07/2019 12:07 pm
72 Pinto parts
Date: 11/14/2019 10:46 pm
1979 Pinto Rear Bumper
Date: 03/26/2021 03:26 pm
2.0 Mickey Thompson SUPER RARE Rocker cover and belt guard
Date: 08/22/2017 09:21 pm

Author Topic: 72 pinto coil springs  (Read 320 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pinto1955

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
72 pinto coil springs
« on: November 01, 2020, 06:38:33 PM »
Does anyone know if later model coil springs fit the 71-73 models. Coil spring don't seem to be available.  Thanks, Don
1972 Ford Pinto SS/MC, HP 2.0, 4 speed, 9" full spool w/6:50 gears

Offline 65ShelbyClone

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 756
  • FeedBack: +139/-0
  • Soylent Green

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Fifth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Linux User Windows User
Re: 72 pinto coil springs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 04:00:02 PM »
Yes they will, but you'll have to shorten them and a little shortening goes a long way.
'72 Runabout - 2.3T, T5, MegaSquirt-II, 8", 5-lugs, big brakes.
'68 Mustang - Built roller 302, Toploader, 9", etc.

Offline Wittsend

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2359
  • FeedBack: +241/-0

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Mobile User Topic Starter Poll Voter 1000 Posts Linux User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: 72 pinto coil springs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 11:43:07 AM »
Also, there might have been 2.3 and V-6, 2.8 springs. I'm not sure on that but it should be given consideration to check. Yes, as noted cutting the springs will be necessary. It is sort of a double effect. The later springs are designed for heavier weight and thus stiffer. And cutting the spring will make it even stiffer still. So, know that going in so it will not be a surprise to you.

Offline 71pintoracer

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1330
  • FeedBack: +37/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • '71 Pinto 5.0 T-5 = lotsa fun!

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: 72 pinto coil springs
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 01:10:19 PM »
I have a set of 71 springs if you’re interested


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?