Current Classifieds

73 actuator for heater blend door
Date: 09/19/2019 04:43 pm
75 wagon need parts
Date: 05/28/2020 05:19 pm
71 72 front bumper brackets
Date: 06/10/2020 10:55 am
Misc. Pinto parts

Date: 11/09/2019 04:25 pm
Pinto Watch

Date: 06/22/2019 07:12 pm
Wanted Type 9 5spd Transmission
Date: 07/04/2017 03:26 pm
2.3/C-4 torque converter needed
Date: 02/08/2018 02:26 pm
Holley 2305 progressive 2 bbl carb 350cfm

Date: 10/11/2019 11:13 am
Parts for 74 Squire Wagon
Date: 09/16/2019 07:35 pm
1972 Runabout (GOING TO SCRAP BY 5/28)

Date: 05/21/2019 11:50 am
Right side strut mount for 3rd door 1979 runabout
Date: 10/04/2019 08:43 pm
Looking for license plate bracket, interior parts 72' Runabout
Date: 04/12/2017 08:15 am

Author Topic: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout  (Read 2543 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline vonkysmeed

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
  • FeedBack: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 73 runabout - PCCA Ride #099
    • Project Frankenpinto

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Photographer Webmaster Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« on: February 11, 2012, 11:11:49 PM »
on v8 projects, what do others use.  I am looking at possibly using QA1, but do not know the weight to purchase.  any input other than corner weighing the car.
 
73 Pinto Runabout
351w from 74 galaxie
Heads from 69 Mercury Cougar
82 Mustang GT SROD Transmission and driveshaft
Mustang II rear end with Fairmont 3rd member
6 point cage

thecustommuffler

  • Guest
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 07:24:25 AM »
Finished an `89 Fox that we used QA1 rear coil overs on. It was a street/strip car with the stock 8.8 and 10 point. If not mistaken we used 350 lb ers. My web guy is about a year behind the curve so pics of this build wont be availablem for about another year, lol. It was an LX hatch and that spring was perfect for the car. I can quarantee this Pinto is not that heavy so the next option down I would use. 300 or even a 280. The kit we used was fully adjustable and setup gave it a slight rake.
 www.thecustommuffler.com    cam is inop (don`t know why) as my web guy is designing a new site with forums.

Offline vonkysmeed

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
  • FeedBack: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 73 runabout - PCCA Ride #099
    • Project Frankenpinto

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Photographer Webmaster Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:20:41 AM »
sorry, should have clarified.  front springs.  not changing the rear leafs yet
 
73 Pinto Runabout
351w from 74 galaxie
Heads from 69 Mercury Cougar
82 Mustang GT SROD Transmission and driveshaft
Mustang II rear end with Fairmont 3rd member
6 point cage

Offline beaner

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
  • FeedBack: +16/-0

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 04:12:15 PM »
If not mistaken we used 350 lb ers.

im thinking you used 150lbs  350 is way stiff for a coil over spring in the rear

brad :)

thecustommuffler

  • Guest
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 04:59:11 PM »
 ;)  You got me thinking, lol. It was 12175V kit. 175-350 lbs.  :P  Thanks Brad. I had to go searching to remember, lol.
 

Offline vonkysmeed

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
  • FeedBack: +4/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 73 runabout - PCCA Ride #099
    • Project Frankenpinto

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Photographer Webmaster Tenth year Anniversary Fifth year Anniversary
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 07:42:23 PM »
and on the front?
 
 
73 Pinto Runabout
351w from 74 galaxie
Heads from 69 Mercury Cougar
82 Mustang GT SROD Transmission and driveshaft
Mustang II rear end with Fairmont 3rd member
6 point cage

Offline beaner

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
  • FeedBack: +16/-0

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: looking at possoibly using coil overs on my 73 runabout
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 08:31:13 PM »
try this with all your specs
http://www.ridetech.com/info/spring-rate-calculator/
 
brad :)