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lowering front end
#1
wanting to lower my front end on my 73 mach 1 a few inches....wondering how and the best way to achieve this??? thanks
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#2
Scott Drake sells a pair of 1" lowering front springs that a lot of guys have used, myself included. They run about $60 for the pair.

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
1973 Q Code Mach 1 Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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#3
It's real easy to cut a half coil and get the same result.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
Bought lowering springs but decided to cut a full round out of my springs first and see if I liked it. Came down about 3 inches and it was perfect. The springs were new and that was why I cut since they were still nice and stiff and new. Nothing rubs with my 17 inch wheels with 225 40 tires up front and 245 40 rears. Plan to buy 245 45 for both ends soon. Think they are 620 weight but not positive. Shakles were traded out for shorter ones as well.


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Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
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#5
Yeeeaahh. Looks much better that way.
Cool

I actually did both: buy lowering springs AND cut a full turn off those. Smile

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Mike

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#6
I have actually been looking for reviews on the 1" lowering progressive rate springs by Scott Drake. I already have a set of roller perches sitting in the garage ready to go on. Stuff to do when I get back.
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#7
I just put a set of stubtech 2 inch drop spindles on the 71 and with standard springs and 15 inch rims sits nice.
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#8
droptop73;198574 Wrote:It's real easy to cut a half coil and get the same result.

Jeff, how much did it come down with the half coil cut?

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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whitesoc;200756 Wrote:
droptop73;198574 Wrote:It's real easy to cut a half coil and get the same result.

Jeff, how much did it come down with the half coil cut?

I'm sure Jeff will jump in soon. I cut mine 1/2 coil and it dropped about 3/4" or a bit more. Chuck
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