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Old 05-20-2011, 07:16 PM
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Hey Guys, Thanks to everyone for your very informative and quick responses to my spring question. This was my first post to this forum and I am impressed by your replies.
Thanks, Jeff
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:44 PM
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Hey Jeff,
That's what we are here for! Keep us posted what you find out
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:25 PM
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Hey Jeff, if there's anything you need to know about a 63, email my buddy Jim Wulf He has the info you need, is a super guy and will help you get you car in shape! tell him redstangbob sent you Here's a link to his site Good luck, Bob C
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:18 AM
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Jeff, the Ford parts books only specify ONE spring for each shoe:

Your front brakes are shown in second from the last entry (S=Thunderbird, 1963 through '64).
This Ford Catalog only goes to 1964 so subsequent years may use the same part.

They are 4-9/16" long, 17-1/2 coils (turns), 5/8" diameter, and both front wheels require four springs (one on each side for the primary shoes and one on each side for the secondary shoes)... C3SZ 2053-A

Notice, the 1963-on Ford Cars (A) use the same part number with a quantity of 8 because they are used on front & rear, LH & RH. That's still one per shoe.

I don't know how four springs could possibly hook over the brake shoe anchor pin. I would still take one off my brake and bring it into my local auto parts store. I have a good one, and they have a great supply of springs and hardware for hot rods, relatively cheap. Carlson makes hardware kits, too.
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