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  1. Classic Tech
    25 years ago, the prior owner of my '66 hardtop replaced the original i6 with a 289 from a 1969 mustang (so he said). I think the conversion ended there. The car still has everything else as if it were still an i6 - brakes, rear end, 4 lug axles, worn out steering box etc etc etc. I just got...
  2. 2.3L Tech
    HI everyone, im new to this forum :) and I need some help. ok heres my story, it was raining in my town a few days ago and I was making a left hand turn when i spun out did a 180 and smacked right into a curb. Now my rear left tire is wobbling...its not the rim because the axle is still wobbling...
  3. Classic Talk
    Hey guys I have recently been contemplating doing the common 8.8 Explorer rear end swap into my 66 (inline six currently building a 351W). I have found countless threads on how to do it, which is great. The purpose of my thread is to get feed back from those who have actually done the swap, I...
  4. 2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    So through research I found out I want to swap my stock rear end (3.31 7.5 inch) to the 3.73 8.8" rear end. I will probably give it to my mechanic to do it. Do i just need the gears? Also i want to make my differential limited slip (to stop the one wheel peel), what else do i need to do to...
  5. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, I have a 1966 coupe with a 289 v8 and c4 trans. I've already done a front disc brake conversion with power brake booster and dual bowl master cylinder. I had a question about rear disc brakes though... I know that I probably dont need discs in the rear since i only have a little...
  6. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, So I'm putting in the rebuilt 289 in my 66 tomorrow and I know the procedure for how to break in the cam but I've got a question. Not only is the engine rebuilt, but the pumpkin in the rear is new also and that has its own break in procedure. I've heard that after breaking in the...
  7. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, So i've drained my 8 inch, replaced the pumpkin with a rebuilt 8 inch with posi and 3.25 gears. So far i've pour a full gallon of gear oil in plus 4 oz of friction modifier. How much oil is it supposed to hold? I filled it with the drain plug facing up so i could pour it straight...
  8. Classic Tech
    Hi guys, Right now I have a stock 289 v8, c4 trans, and stock 8 inch rear with 2.80 gears and open differential. Im pulling the engine out and boosting it up to about 320hp. Im also overhauling the trans and I wanna install a new third member. Two questions: First, can I just drop my...
  9. Classic Tech
    for graduation my dad is going to buy me 4 wheel disk brakes, but we need to figure out what kits will fit my rear end. i am keeping the original 8". what i need to know is the flange size and offset. thanks in advance.
  10. 2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    My stock panhard bar just snapped like a twig. Luckily for me I was on a back road with a low sped limit when it happened and not hurdling down I-95. Anyway, does anyone here have any suggestions? I did drive the car about a mile before I could pull over and park it. What do I need to check...
  11. Introductions
    hey everyone this is my first post and im looking for some help with my mustang i got an awesome deal on it 1200$ and it fired right up and is in great shape overall My problem is that the rear driverside wheel wont roll foward but will roll in reverse? all the other wheels roll fine just not...
  12. 4.6L Tech
    Hey everyone. I have a 2001 GT. I am preaty shure my rear wheel bearings are going out. When I am driving and I get above 25mph I hear a squeek that gets louder as I speed up. I have jacked up the rear end and put it on jackstand to run the car and listen for were the sound is coming from. Might...
  13. V6 Tech
    Whenever I hit 45-50 a get a really loud humming noise from my rear. only when i have my foot on the gas though. it has gotten louder over time. a local garage had told me its my rear end about to go. said i could go to the junk yard & buy one for like $100 bucks. was wondering if anyone else...
  14. 4.6L Tech
    I have a few problems and am not sure if two of them are related. I purchased a 2002 GT 5-Speed with 113k and I hear two noises. One, I'm almost positive is a throwout bearing. I hear the noise and it sounds like a fast chirping. Usually, enganging the clutch or releasing it all the way will...
  15. Classic Tech
    Hi guys, I have a 1966 coupe with a stock 289 v8 and c4 transmission. I wanted to swap out the stock gears in the rear end (I believe they're 3.00:1) so that I have a faster acceleration. I was looking at some sets and saw a 3.25:1 and a 3.55:1 ratio set. Any thoughts???
  16. Classic Talk
    I have a 1966 Mustang Coupe with an In-line 6 I'm driving down the road, and up until now i had never had any real reason to drive it down the interstate, i get it up to 65 and everything seemed fine, but when i reached 70... there was such a roar and vibration that if i had talked i might not...
  17. V6 Tech
    A couple months ago when my v6 3.8 5speed hit about 90k miles a high pitch humming noise occured. Now whenever I'm going 45-70 it's constant. I was told it's my rear end about to go & I should replace it within a year. Anyone know a site where I can get a cheap one? And what's the average...
  18. Mustang Tech
    Sorry for the long thread, but lots to talk about, so bear with me on this one... Provided you already acquired the IRS subframe, these are just some pointers since there really isnt much tech support for a swap INTO stuff. For very detailed info, FullTiltBoogieRacing.com has a plethora of info...
  19. 2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    I live in the Dayton Cincinnati Ohio area and want to upgraded to the 4:10 gears in my 08, V6. Was thinking about doing a whole rear end swap to the 8.8, but been spending too much money to the car recently so looking to put the 410's in the 7.5. However, I do not want to do this myself. Who...
  20. 5.0L Tech
    I have a 91 gt and i want to put in 3.73 gears. I sthis something I can do myself? Ive had a bunch of people say "dont even try it, and just as many that say its not that hard......any help would be great!!!!!
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