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Fuzion
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From: Torrance, CA
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posted 11-08-2001 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fuzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
uhmm oki i have a 66 fastback and wen i do burnouts i tend to have one skid mark instead of two...so i'm thinking i need posi or a better rear end...what i wanted to know was wat's a good type of rear end? and will say like a later model or 5.0 rearend will work without too much work....or if anyone has a good rear end for cheap for sale? or is there anything i can do to make it so that both my tires spin?

i'm on a very tight budget and trying to do things as best i could...

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bluestreek
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posted 11-08-2001 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
8" Rearends have been known to stand up pretty well with stock to mildly modified 289/302s.. A set of Mickey Thompson ET Street slicks will stop most of the spinning and are good for mid 13 second ETs, even with single traction.. If that's not enough, you can purchase a Lock-Rite locking differential for about $210 and keep your stock rearend.. They are easy to install too..


http://www.central4wd.com/store/itemdetail.asp?ID=572

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Fastymz
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posted 11-08-2001 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bluestreek I once read in the guys in the race area.That the power trax would not hold up to street and drag racing.I like the price better, just not sure of the durability.I'd love to leave two lines and get some 3:80 gears. Ron

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H8CHEVY
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posted 11-09-2001 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey Fuzion I know that the 57-59 ford 9" rear ends swap right in with little to almost no changes.. spring perches and everything line right up.. just have to get a good set of brakes on them and a new set of U-joints on the driveshaft.. other than that your good to go...

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bluestreek
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posted 11-09-2001 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Bluestreek I once read in the guys in the race area.That the power trax would not hold up to street and drag racing.I like the price better, just not sure of the durability.I'd love to leave two lines and get some 3:80 gears. Ron


I'm sure there is a limit to everything, but the lockrites hold up pretty well to the stresses of Off Road racing and I have seen people break axles before they break the Lock-Rites..

These guys put one in a 8" rear and took it into 11 sec. 1/4 mi..:

http://fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/01/project1199/index.shtml

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Fastymz
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posted 11-09-2001 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks it sounds good and xmas is coming.I'll have to get down to sac,and check that place out.
Ron

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Fuzion
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posted 11-10-2001 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fuzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys i had a question...what's a good inexpensive way to build up a 8'rear end? a buddy of mine has a 8' rear end that he's gonna give me and i wanted to kno what's a good way to build it up? i'm on like a $200 budget which i kno isn't much and i doubt i can do much with the rear end...but my buddy said something about pinion gears or something like that? and it would only cost about $100 or somthing like that...even tho he sid i should get a locker or something like that which cost more but is more effective...basically like my original tread siad i wanna do burnouts without being peg legged...any ideas?

oh durr besides the lock-rite locking diff...cuz bluestreak mentioned that already. i just want like other options...but now that i think about it the lock-rite doesn't seem too bad

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Fastymz
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posted 11-10-2001 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lock right is the least expensive I have found new so far.I still looking for a locker and gears cheap too.You could look at the local junk yards for an 8" with a traction lock.But they are hard to find.If your thing is to leave to black marks then do the locright.And then get gears later.
Ron

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Fuzion
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posted 11-10-2001 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fuzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
welps i guess i'm going with the lock-rite then...thanks fasttyms

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Fastymz
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posted 11-10-2001 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you get it let me know how it works.And if get one 1st I'll let you know.Or you could buy me one and i'll test it for you.
Thanks Ron

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mustangs68
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posted 11-10-2001 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex has been slippin'..this threads been online for awhile and not one word about my lack of "gears"
sam

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steve'66
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posted 11-10-2001 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam's got a lame rear, with girlyman gears! LOL (that's for Alex)

Swap it out for a 9" with some manly gears and a track-lock "posi" and you'll be "happening"!

SteveW

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bluestreek
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posted 11-11-2001 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fuzion:
I just want like other options...but now that i think about it the lock-rite doesn't seem too bad

There is a couple of cheaper options if you want to walk on the wild side.

1.) The cheapest way is to weld up the spider gears in the diff., effectively locking up both axles.

2.) The next cheap way to a full posi is to remove the spider gears and install a mini-spool and hardened pin in their place.. ($30-$50)

3.) The third way is to install a full spool ..(the strongest of the 3) This replaces the whole carrier as one solid piece.. ($100-$150)

All of these ways are not recommended for the street because there is no slippage "AT ALL" even when turning the car....

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neil_home
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posted 11-11-2001 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for neil_home   Click Here to Email neil_home     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was wondering where you found the loc right for that price? I found it for 280 a while ago but havent seen it lately for that price. Also do you have any idea what the difference between the loc right and the no slip is besides the price? Thanks, Neil
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Originally posted by bluestreek:
8" Rearends have been known to stand up pretty well with stock to mildly modified 289/302s.. A set of Mickey Thompson ET Street slicks will stop most of the spinning and are good for mid 13 second ETs, even with single traction.. If that's not enough, you can purchase a Lock-Rite locking differential for about $210 and keep your stock rearend.. They are easy to install too..


http://www.central4wd.com/store/itemdetail.asp?ID=572


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Fuzion
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posted 11-11-2001 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fuzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey neil the link shows where the loc rite can be purchased for $210

http://www.central4wd.com/store/itemdetail.asp?ID=572

i think imma go with the loc rite

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bluestreek
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posted 11-11-2001 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heres 2 links. The second link will call it "locker conversion kit"

http://www.central4wd.com/store/brandlist.asp?ID=161
http://www.darkhorseperformance.com/ford/f_r.html
The difference in the lock-rite and the no-slip is mainly the xtra $200 in price.. Powertrax has recently improved on the locker differential by adding a syncronizer to it to elminate the clicking sound that you get when the "locker" unlocks during hard turns.. All true lockers make this sound, but only in turns..The No-slip is the same basic unit, just quieter and smoother and is what you should get if money is not the object..

[This message has been edited by bluestreek (edited 11-11-2001).]

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