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General Discussion / Re: no choice but air shocks
« Last post by redscj on Today at 12:21:15 pm »
     Gerald brings up an excellent point. It's a pretty safe bet that your springs have sagged at least some. My memory is that almost all of the "in the day" Mustangs had the aftermarket extended spring shackles on them. Even with taller shackles many of them were just barely level.
     My 69 Mach 1 had long shackles on it when I bought it in 1975. I wouldn't of called it jacked up in the least. I didn't run huge rear tires. Bought it with G70 x 14's on it & kept that size.
     Can you even buy air shocks for Mustangs anymore? Geez I'm out of touch. Now I need to go browse the internet.
     Keep us posted.
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General Discussion / Re: no choice but air shocks
« Last post by geraldt52 on Today at 12:09:53 pm »
I don't know how you use your car, but air shocks will provoke some wicked wheel hop.

A good spring shop should be able to re-arch the springs or add a leaf to them to get you the height that you want.  It is true that the "stance" that people prefer today isn't how the cars originally were.  I actually find it a bit odd when they're sitting high in the rear with F70-14s, but that's just me.
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General Discussion / Re: no choice but air shocks
« Last post by redscj on Today at 10:59:37 am »
     Search the forum on ride height. I'm fairly sure that the OEM ride height looks odd to many of us. At least to me it does. Are you a purist? If not then I think that you're after kind of a "day 2" look.
     Fuzzy memory here but there is a chance that no one makes air shocks for staggered shocks cars. Not to say that they won't fit. Just the companies don't intend them for that application. Best of luck.
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General Discussion / Re: Leaf spring dates
« Last post by Mike_B_SVT on Today at 10:32:06 am »
Mike 250EC 7 = 250th day 1967. E is thought to represent Eaton

Ok, that sounds reasonable.  So manufacture date would translate to Sept 7th.
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General Discussion / no choice but air shocks
« Last post by 2SCJs on Today at 10:24:58 am »
 >:( I give up ! I can't get my 69 CJ to sit level so i am going to try air shocks. can someone tell me which ones I should buy please ?
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General Discussion / Re: Leaf spring dates
« Last post by sportyworty on Today at 09:17:24 am »
Mike 250EC 7 = 250th day 1967. E is thought to represent Eaton
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General Discussion / Re: Leaf spring dates
« Last post by RoyceP on Today at 07:36:25 am »
Yes you are correct. They came off my Blue GT-E which had a late January 1968 assembly date. But that format doesn't work for the OP's springs.


Here are two examples of rear spring dates from one of my '68 427 Cougars. This pair of springs came off the same car. Two different spring manufacturers I think. The cars were all assembled in Dearborn. You can see the remains of the paint stripes on one of the springs (bottom photo)

The top photo of the spring on a car is the same application it shows the two stripes placed on top of the date code.

3447 and 250EC 7

I'm going with Julian Date / Year for the first one: 3447 = Day 344, Year 7 (Dec 10th, 1967)
Second one, I'm guessing the "0" is supposed to be a "D", making 250EC 7 = 25 Dec 1967

Now I'll have to go out to the garage and see what mine show!
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General Discussion / Re: 69 drive shaft
« Last post by Vcode on Today at 06:30:32 am »
Here you go.



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General Discussion / Re: 68.5 hood holes
« Last post by lr68cj on Today at 01:48:08 am »
Thanks Chris. The piece of a hood I borrowed has that hole about 3/8". I cut the large opening today. Came out pretty good. I'm not crazy about using a hole saw on the frame, but don't see another way. Wish I could mount the hood to my milling machine. Would be a perfect hole then. Oh well.
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