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Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W
Has anyone raised the front end of a 351W 69 Mach 1 with 390 or 428 coil springs?
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07-25-2017, 10:04 AM
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RE: Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W
Not personally.

And I don't remember reading of any attempt here in these pages but we'll see what others have to say.
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RE: Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W
I did something similar with my 1966 Mustang 289. I installed heavy duty coil springs rated for 375 lbs. opposed to the stock coils springs of 235 lbs. Technically, these are big block springs. I remember I had to cut about a coil and a half to get them in. The result was a firmer ride and better handling. Like you, I wanted the car to have the right stance and prefer the Mustang to squat a little in the back.

Other options to get the front end up a little is installing coil spring spacers or change your leaf springs to mid-eye or reverse eye which will lower the back end of the car. I used a mid-eye leaf spring on my car as well. I am not a big fan of using coil spring spacers.

I hope this helps.
07-25-2017, 08:46 PM
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RE: Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W
(07-25-2017, 08:46 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I did something similar with my 1966 Mustang 289. I installed heavy duty coil springs rated for 375 lbs. opposed to the stock coils springs of 235 lbs. Technically, these are big block springs. I remember I had to cut about a coil and a half to get them in. The result was a firmer ride and better handling. Like you, I wanted the car to have the right stance and prefer the Mustang to squat a little in the back.

Other options to get the front end up a little is installing coil spring spacers or change your leaf springs to mid-eye or reverse eye which will lower the back end of the car. I used a mid-eye leaf spring on my car as well. I am not a big fan of using coil spring spacers.

I hope this helps.

I currently have coil spacers and want to omit them. I need about 3/4 more. Should I pull a spring and measure first?
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07-26-2017, 10:25 AM
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RE: Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W
It sounds like you either have tired coil springs or possibly lowering springs installed. Do you know if the coil springs in the car now are the original ones or have they been replaced in the past?

Is it possible to post a picture of your car? I am curious how the overall stance is and how the car sits in the back.
07-26-2017, 11:34 AM
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