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Thanks guys! Ive been a little distracted with the engine these past few weeks. This 429 is coming along nicely


I've yet to call Rock Auto about these bushings but I think I'll go with a Kanter Kit....I see what you guys are saying about USA made bushings but I'm not sure how much more expensive it will be if I build a kit myself from a particular site.

Anyone build their own front suspension package??

Another question I have is about springs. What would lead me to believe that I need new front springs and such?

Thanks again guys,

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If you are an engine builder, you already know the difference between using old valve springs and new ones.

Front coil springs in your suspension work the same way.
I suggest you buy quality rubber bushings and new front coil springs. Your car will ride like it did when new. Follow your Service Manual instructions to the letter. - Dave
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This is the last piece of the puzzle that I need than I can rebuild my front end.

Made in the USA $15.00 cheaper than the lowest price found amongst the TBird parts house's.

Coil Springs Front 1 MC1442 $ 169.95 $ 169.95

MC1442, have a free height of 15.5 inches.

Install Kit Front 2 ES6053 $ 9.95 $ 19.90 = coil spring insulators

www.eatondetroitspring.com
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[quote=newbird59;83591]Ok guys,

Looks like I have the same as yellow98cobra. Black with a yellow strip. Everything is super dirty....I have to figure out what to clean the parts with. I'm calling to see about the rebuild kit tomorrow. We will find out really quick who will supply U.S. bushings. Stay tuned!

I just went and dug out the coil springs off of the 59 it has the yellow stripe. 352 auto w/factory air.

Dave, I removed the springs with a coil spring compressor. Didn't know you weren't supposed to use one.
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...Dave, I removed the springs with a coil spring compressor. Didn't know you weren't supposed to use one.
Keith, how on earth did you get a spring compressor in there??? There just isn't any room.
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Keith, how on earth did you get a spring compressor in there??? There just isn't any room.
Lucky.... I guess.
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If Rockauto carries American you'll save a bunch of money. They stock a lot of parts too.

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Hi guys
Has anyone out there put in a Mustang 2 front end? i know a guy who put in a rear but am wondering about a front, concerning handling versus less leaking?
thanks for any advice
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Squarebird front ends are much stronger than Mustang's, and they have very long double "A" arms (that Mustang could only wish for). To retrofit, would be a step in the wrong direction.

Mustang front ends use "K" arms above the engine for strength that Squarebirds don't need because the #2 crossmember on a SB is much stronger.

We've considered this before and have concluded that Squarebirds are much heavier and there has never been the slightest dis-satisfaction from the front end's engineering or performance. - Dave
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thanks for info-was wondering why I never see it ! guess I'll just stick with re-building original
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