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rear springs
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:24:39 PM »
im looking for pics of any 69 70 models that have either 1" mid eye or 2" reverse eye springs im going to replace my standard sag ones just looking for some feedback

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 08:37:43 PM »
Here's my '69 Mach 1 big block with mid eyes:

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 09:37:06 PM »
what is the height of your rear tyre and wheel diam if  possible

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 12:16:27 AM »
what is the height of your rear tyre and wheel diam

275/40 tyres on 17" rims so overall wheel diameter is 25.66"
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Re: rear springs
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 06:24:03 AM »
Hey Brian, what sort of disc set up are you using, if you don't mind my asking?

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 10:09:14 AM »
what mids are they 5 or 4.5 and how do they ride that kinda thing,  mine sits ok but the springs are too soft being orig and i get bad axle hop since going to a 5 spd,   also nice ride you have there love the colour

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 11:11:27 AM »
Hey Brian, what sort of disc set up are you using, if you don't mind my asking?

Brakes are big Baers all round fed by a Hydratech booster.


what mids are they 5 or 4.5 and how do they ride that kinda thing,  mine sits ok but the springs are too soft being orig and i get bad axle hop since going to a 5 spd,   also nice ride you have there love the colour

Sad to say I don't have this car any longer, sold it just over a year ago.  Pretty sure the springs were 4.5 leaf and they did ride a bit stiff for my liking.  Colour wasn't stock CA Red you'd expect on a '69, think it was called Bright Red which was an option on early 90's Mustangs.  It really popped on the '69:

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 05:18:40 PM »
what do you have now

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 09:03:38 PM »
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Re: rear springs
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 10:47:40 PM »
nice

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 12:21:48 PM »
im looking for pics of any 69 70 models that have either 1" mid eye or 2" reverse eye springs im going to replace my standard sag ones just looking for some feedback

you will also need the exact part number and mfg because not all springs are created equal even if they claim to be the same spring rate. you also need to know what shocks people are using because different shocks can cause slightly different ride heights.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 01:21:09 PM »
I wouldn't personally go for reverse eyes unless you are really sure of your clearances and like the car sitting quite low.   

Also remember these cars used to sit with the front higher than the back from the factory so you would need some decent lowering springs on the front as well to even out the stance.
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Re: rear springs
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2019, 04:51:06 PM »
all ready has lowered on front imgoing mid eyes and will adjust the front to suit

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 08:17:49 PM »
you will also need the exact part number and mfg because not all springs are created equal even if they claim to be the same spring rate.

What's a decent spring rate Barney?

The one's I'm looking at (Hanes Narrow) are available in 130lb and 150lb but I don't have any experience to compare this too.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 02:18:56 PM »
Scott could you post some before after side view pics with the mid eyes, I will be doing the rear springs on mine this winter.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 07:38:01 PM »
Mid eyes wont lower a car that has worn out springs, they will raise it.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2019, 09:00:41 PM »
Fitted a pair of drake mideye five leaf springs today. 1969 sportsroof with 245/60 x 15" on rear and 225/60 x 15" on front. Took some measurements - from top of front guard to floor -640 mm. From top of rear guard to floor 670 mm. new springs fitted top of rear guard to floor 680 mm. With old sagged 4 leaf springs I had 70 mm travel to bump stop.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2019, 09:25:09 PM »
 more photos

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2019, 09:27:56 PM »
Rear wheel with mideyes fitted.

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2019, 09:59:42 PM »
thats about where i wanna be still able to  take passengers

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2019, 08:41:54 PM »
I fitted Global West reverse eye 5 leafs to my 69 a few weeks ago and it sits exactly the same as pgold's (670mm top of wheel opening to ground with 245/45-17 tyres)
I don't have any decent photos with the new springs, I'll get some for you when I'm back home next week.

Global west advertise them as 1-1/4" lower than stock

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Re: rear springs
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2019, 06:32:00 PM »
I have TCP 4.5 leaf reverse eye springs with 1" blocks and KYB gas shocks.  Ride is firm but not excessive.  I did have Koni Classics but they were too soft in compression.  The ride is slightly higher with the gas shocks

 

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