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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-12-2004 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking to find out what the spring perch space is center to center on 65-69 Fairlanes including the Torinos.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-13-2004 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know the total length of the 66-67 Fairlane is the same as a 67-70 Mustang/Cougar but is the spring perch spacing (43・) the same or is it 42・?

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posted 01-20-2004 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see a listing for 68-9 8・ being 41-1/2・ and 68-9 9・ at 44-1/2・ center to center?

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posted 02-21-2004 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 03-06-2004 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I measured a 68 Torino GT yesterday with a 302 and it was 44 ・. The Ford Parts Interchange Manual by Paul A. Herd has 68-9 Torino and Montego with 390, 427 and 428 being a 9・ with 44 ・ perch center to perch center. 68-9 Torino and Montego with a 302 and an 8・ rear being 41 ・perch center to center.

Anybody know what the answer is? Also would like to know what the perch to perch measurement is on the 66-67s.

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MLariviere
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posted 03-10-2004 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry 68,I don't have it. The perch measurements will be the same between 8" and 9". The spring location decides that. I can't tell you if the pre-68 cars will fit. How about 70-71?

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posted 03-10-2004 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MLariviere:
Sorry 68,I don't have it. The perch measurements will be the same between 8" and 9". The spring location decides that. I can't tell you if the pre-68 cars will fit. How about 70-71?

No problem! I think that the Herd book sucks! There are to many inconsistencies and I feel that I wasted my money on it. Looking for any year because I・m trying to find out if a rear I have will fit in any mid-size Ford.

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posted 03-10-2004 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you try a spring/suspension shop? maybe they can help you. Also,if you can find the Mitchell's interchange manuals,they would have it. Our library used to have them,but don't anymore.

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