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71 coil spring specs
« on: February 02, 2021, 12:37:41 PM »
I am looking for the 71 specs on the front coils with a 2.0.
 free length, coil inside diameter, wire diameter and most important of all spring rate.

Anyone have the original specs would be greatly appreciated, they seem to be a secret, can't find them anywhere and companies that do replacements won't give them.

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Re: 71 coil spring specs
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 03:45:26 PM »
i beleive i have a moog spring spec book at work,will check it out tomorrow.
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Re: 71 coil spring specs
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 09:13:35 PM »
This is from the Moog online catalog. They do not show for 71-73 springs but these are for a '74 Pinto without A/C with 2.0 engine. The number was 8542. Follow the link and you can poke around.  https://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/universal_coil_springs.asp



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Re: 71 coil spring specs
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 11:19:27 PM »
Hi!
Had the same problem finding the coils springs for my 73 wagon,
found a guy who builds pinto sedans and had a set for me.
next best bet is the boneyard.
hoping to get to my pinto yard in a month or so, will snag some if i find them!
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Re: 71 coil spring specs
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021, 11:09:25 AM »
There is likely a spring for some other car that has a similar free length, wire diameter, and spring rate. Over in my Studebaker World the rear "Cargo Carrier" springs (and upgrade spring) for the REAR of a late 80's Buick work well for a variable rate, FRONT spring on our Studebakers.

The Moog catalog is full of details that should dial in a similar spring. One just needs to take the time to research the aspects of their original spring and then spend time searching the catalog.

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Re: 71 coil spring specs
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 02:45:54 PM »
hoping to get to my pinto yard in a month or so
Can you share a name - phone# of said Pinto yard, or is it Top Secret? I would like to find parts for a '74 hatchback. Thank You.