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I didn't want to make same mistake I did last time. find out I put it all together and see a rubber spacer in the parts box I put that blue tape in the parts box a year ago after Dave told me to tape it on next time so I didn't forget,
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Hello,

I decided to rebuild the hole front end!
Can anyone provide the specs for the front coil springs? I have to try to get the right springs here in germany, because the shipping costs are so expencive that a flight to the moon is cheaper

Thank you very much guys!
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:30 AM
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Can anyone provide the specs for the front coil springs?
Here's the specs for the stock coils.

Load Pounds - 2225
Load Height - 9.60 in
Free Height - 14.16 in
Wire Diam - .710 in
No. of coils - 8.39

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John:
Having just bought a set of new front springs, I searched the forum for info on proper size. Found several different things, in the forum, including this:
"MAC's told me that the company who makes the coil springs is Coil Spring Specialty and I just talked with them. They said their coil springs for the Squarebirds, are constructed to OEM specs at 15 1/2" 8 1/2 coils. They also said that originally, Ford was putting 14 1/8" springs on the Squarebird, but then changed to the 15 1/2" length later in the Squarebird production runs. He also said that the information in the Ford parts book might have been correct at the time that book was published. He said many of the early Squarebirds had 14 1/8" front springs installed in them, but the front coil springs they supply to Squarebird parts houses are the later Squarebird production run uncompressed 15 1/2" springs."
I bought my springs from Larrys TBird which got them from Thunderbird Headquarters. The new springs match the revised numbers as indicated above.
I'll also attach a chart that was posted in the forum.
If anyone has recently installed these replacement springs, it would be it would be interesting to know how the ride height ended up.
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John, thank you very much for the information!
Are the specs for 352cui without a/c?

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John, thank you very much for the information!
Are the specs for 352cui without a/c?

Markus
Squarebirds used the same same springs in 1960 with or without a/c and with the 352 or 430.

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One more question,
inner diameter of the springs?

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