Recently fished a front end rebuild of my 65, including new springs. Springs are Moog, with one coil cut to get the ride height I wanted. My question is, WOULD YOU PUT THE CUT END UP OR DOWN? I put the cut ends up, now I'm not so sure that was such a good idea.
Here is the problem. The springs are very very close to the front edge of the opening in the frame, and I think one of them is rubbing. Out of the box, there is no top or bottom, and on both ends the last 1/2 coil is horizontal. After cutting off one full coil, the cut end no longer has the 1/2 horizontal coil (obviously). What I think is happening in my case is that when the spring is installed it is bowing out forwards a little because of the cut coil.
Before I go through the trouble of switching them around I'd like to hear what others have to say. I should also add that I'm pretty sure the springs are seated properly at the top and bottom. I put the top end 3/8" away from the stop, the bottom comes out around 1" from the stop, but is between the drain holes.