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joer
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From: Westminster, California, USA
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posted 04-09-2001 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I'm planning out the next few projects on my car and wanted some good advise. So far I have finished the engine, Front and Rear suspension, brakes are almost done, exhaust and wheels are done. I have the rest left; paint, rear end (gears), Full Tranny job, interior. The car is completly stripped and not road legal. I was thinking of towing to get the tranny done, does this sound like the right path?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-09-2001 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you have any rust that needs to be stopped? If not, then it sounds like tranny time.

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joer
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posted 04-10-2001 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rust free. Tranny time it is!! Might be a few months. Damn I wish I could win the lotto!

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2001 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get gears! Don't wait or you'll wind up and old gearless man like Sam!

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joer
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posted 04-11-2001 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If getting the gears is the next step then what option should I take. 67FB 289 with 3.00 8.8 non locking with Drum Brkes in there now. I could save 2k and buy the entire kit with gears and all from some company in California, or replace my gears and keep the 8.8 and do a brake conversion on it. Any ideas? Also, what ratio should I go for? I don't want a total locking, maybe limited slip? Thanks!

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-11-2001 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joer
First not to confuse the issue, do you have an 8.8 late model rear end or do you still have your stock 8". Big difference between the two.

Mike

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joer
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From: Westminster, California, USA
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posted 04-12-2001 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll have to get the axle code. Shoudl be a tag on it right? I'll check into to it tonight and let ya know.

Joe

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John Holloway
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posted 04-12-2001 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old and Gearless,Sounds like something mabey a Doctor could help with?Do they have Pills for the withdrals? Is there any kind of a Rash? or sideafect?.I just thank my lucky stars I have a Gear!

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 04-12-2001 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Situation's sad it caused a tear
Going through life-nothing but fear
remembering the times that were so dear
wondering how in the hell I got no gear
driving your fastback with a 2:79
is worse than herpes..itjust isn't fine!
dreaming how cool.. to have a 3:50
on the M&M site they'd say I was nifty
oh the glory of it all to have a 4:11
hearing those revs would truly be heaven! but here I am with sweat on my shirt
rocking that FB-stuck in the dirt!
losing my friends they gave me the hex
knowing dam well it was that rotten Alex!!
so here I sit with my 2:79....
hoping my friends? will make it just fine
to California please call, hurry dam it hurry
please send me some 4:ii's from that co. called Curry!! LMAO!

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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD, USA
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posted 04-13-2001 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
{applause} Bravo!! Bravo!!

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-13-2001 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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joer
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From: Westminster, California, USA
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posted 04-13-2001 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I did not get the tag last night, but I went home for lunch and got the VIN # and door tag info. Will that help? By the way, can somebody decode this stuff?

VIN 7R02A154022

Door Tag:
Body 63A
Color T
Trim 20
Date 14M
DSO 74
Axle 1
Trans W

Thanks!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-13-2001 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joer:
VIN 7R02A154022

7 = '67
R = San Jose built
02 = fastback
A = 289 4V V8 225 hp
154022 = the 54,022nd Mustang built at the San Jose plant.


Door Tag:
Body 63A = 2 dr fastback
Color T = Candyapple red
Trim 20 = {should be 2D} red interior
Date 14M = built December 14
DSO 74 = Seattle Sales District
Axle 1 = 3.00 open rear
Trans W = C4 Auto trans


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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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joer
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From: Westminster, California, USA
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posted 04-14-2001 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joer   Click Here to Email joer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know what I would do without y'all!

Thanks for the decoding. I have the Axle Tag in front of me. Now, the letter between the W and the Z is either C,G,0 or 6?? It's kinda hard to read. But, here it is;

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WCZ - F1
3.00 6LA 931
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Is this a good rearend? What can I do with this? Thanks for the help!!

Joe

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-15-2001 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a generic 3.00 8 inch joer. It's fine for street use as is.

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