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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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68 S-code GT
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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 Im 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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