Mustangs Plus shows you how easy it is to install Ron Morris Performance's new Easy To Install (ETI) Coil-Over System for Classic Mustangs, Falcons and Cougars!
9.) With the shock, coil spring and coil spring perch removed from the car, this is what you'll have to work on. Be sure to clean everything up and paint what ever you want to now. We'll be putting in beautiful new parts and will want them to look good!
10.) Now we start with the installation. The Ron Morris Performance ETI Coil Spring System uses a larger diameter bolt to attach the Upper Shock mount and the Reinforcement Ring to the top of the shock tower. These two pieces sandwich the top of the shock tower. Using a round file, enlarge the slots that the original 5/16" carriage bolts sat in larger to accept the new 3/8" grade 8 bolts. It doesn't take much so don't get too wild with the file!
11.) After you've checked the fit on all the 3/8" bolts to make sure that they fit correctly, position the Upper Shock Mount. If your car is equipped with an Export Brace, slide the Upper Shock Mount under the Export Brace as shown.
12.) Place all the 3/8" bolts in their holes through the Export Brace, the Upper Shock Mount and the shock tower...
13.) ...then move the bottom of the shock tower. Place the Reinforcement Ring against the bottom of the top of the shock tower. Install the flat washers and nylock nuts to keep everything in place. A friend comes in handy during this part of the assembly!
14.) Torque the 3/8" bolts to 35 ft-lbs. This is the hardest part of the installation and it's now been done. The rest is a piece of cake!
15.) With the Upper Shock Mount and Reinforcement Ring bolted into place, take the Coil Over Shock assembly and place a flat washer and urethane bushing over the top stud. Then insert the stud through the Upper Shock Mount...
16.) ...and place a urethane bushing, flat washer and nut on the stud to hold everything in place. Do not tighten the nut at this time.