Ride height - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1
Ride height

Does anyone know the stock ride height for a 1956 Ford Customline Victoria? Need to replace original rear leaf springs, but don't know if I want the stock spring or if I want to raise the car 1" or so. Need a starting point to measure from since the car is some what lower now than what the stock height would be. Thanks.
Fairlane1964* is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 05:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 158
Re: Ride height

I replaced the leaf springs in my 65 Merc Cyclone. I bought them from Eaton. While talking to the guy on the phone, he said they have the specs for every car and can duplicate the factory springs. They can also modify the springs based on your desired ride height. They can also move the pin position if you want to change how the wheel fills the wheel well. I chose to go factory all the way.



My new springs were far different than the 53 year springs I removed. The old springs were so worn out the rear sagged quite a bit, which made for a nice ride height but they also bottomed out when I hit the gas hard (one rear bumper was missing so it went metal to metal).



the new springs had a large arc. the ride height is now higher than it was before, a little too high for my tastes. I was told this would happen and that the springs would settle in 2 - 3 months. It's been 2 months now and they have not settled but I haven't driven the car too much. I'm thinking of adding some weight to the trunk to help them settle (temporary addition)



they will tailor your height anyway you want. I hope this helps.
65merccyclone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ride height modifications? LONA Falcon Pages 12 12-16-2006 03:57 AM
Question about ride height sp1909 All Ford Techboard 1 10-27-2003 02:55 AM
ride height halfyear84 Late Model EFI Techboard 1 07-14-2003 09:21 AM
1967 Galaxie Stock Ride Height??? J.R.acing Galaxie Pages 0 05-01-2003 04:32 PM
Noobie question about ride height chas66 All Ford Techboard 4 04-23-2003 08:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome