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Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:34:15 PM »
Anyone Know The Part Number For Leaf Springs And Front Coil Springs For A 73 Wagon?
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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 02:04:12 PM »
I'm building a 72 sedan into a go fast car.

Called Standens Axle in Calgary & asked if they could make a new set of springs for me.

Yes, they can.

So any good spring place near you should be able to do the same......

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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 05:53:30 PM »
If your on the left coast get a hold of https://bettsspring.com/   they can make them stock or custom. Front springs get the Moog catalogue it's just diameter and spring rate. Cut to fit

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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 08:11:14 PM »
Were the rear leaf springs re-arced?  Typically people just use lowering blocks that can be removed and the stock height restored. BTW, the wagons have a longer leaf spring than the sedans. They also take a slightly longer shock that is rather hard to find and can be expensive.

Suspension wise a 1973 wagon (yea, I have one too) is probably the worse Pinto to have. The wagons have the longer springs and rear shocks, - and all the '73 Pintos have the one year only steering rack, one year only front spindle (just found that out recently) and the difficult to find and expensive '71-'73 rotors. So much for being a "common, economy" car!

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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 10:11:29 AM »
Denver no longer has a spring shop for environmental reasons. We don't have a chrome shop anymore for the same reason.
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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 11:31:46 AM »
Were the rear leaf springs re-arced?  Typically people just use lowering blocks that can be removed and the stock height restored. BTW, the wagons have a longer leaf spring than the sedans. They also take a slightly longer shock that is rather hard to find and can be expensive.

Suspension wise a 1973 wagon (yea, I have one too) is probably the worse Pinto to have. The wagons have the longer springs and rear shocks, - and all the '73 Pintos have the one year only steering rack, one year only front spindle (just found that out recently) and the difficult to find and expensive '71-'73 rotors. So much for being a "common, economy" car!

My "how to build a Pro Stock" says the 73 spindles were stronger than the 71 / 72s.

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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:23:44 PM »
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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 11:58:36 PM »
Were the rear leaf springs re-arced?  Typically people just use lowering blocks that can be removed and the stock height restored. BTW, the wagons have a longer leaf spring than the sedans. They also take a slightly longer shock that is rather hard to find and can be expensive.
Lowering blocks can worsen spring wind up under acceleration. I wasn't about to restore the car to stock

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Re: Leaf Springs, !973 Pinto Wagon
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 02:21:17 AM »
Not Sure, But I Think He Torched Both Coil And Leaf Springs!
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