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1979 Sedan w/302
« on: February 18, 2013, 07:25:10 AM »
Just got my front suspension put back together. All new bushings, balljoints, mustangII V8 coil springs with 2 coils cut off and a fresh coat of POR15. Getting ready to run new brake lines. The calipers are all painted a nice-Shiney-red and new brake pads ofcourse.



Calipers are on and new brake hoses and lines.



New master cylinder.


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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 02:13:35 PM »
you cut 2 coils off the mII springs?? is that what is needed to make them stock height for a v8 pinto..?? i just bought mII v8 springs, and need to know how much to cut..... ;)

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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 04:51:09 PM »
you cut 2 coils off the mII springs?? is that what is needed to make them stock height for a v8 pinto..?? i just bought mII v8 springs, and need to know how much to cut..... ;)

I'd start by installing them with 1 coil cut then go 1/2 coil at a time till you get it where you want it
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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 05:36:07 PM »
Cut mine to 3 & 3/4" less than 6 full coils.

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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 12:01:20 PM »
thnx for the replies, would the mII coils fit if i DONT cut them at all..????? ???

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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 12:09:50 PM »
They will go in but there is less weight in a Pinto nose so it will sit higher than an MII. I've never measured but I think MII's sit higher at all 4 corners to begin with
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Re: 1979 Sedan w/302
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2014, 05:02:08 PM »
ok,thnx sir