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TurboGT
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posted 03-22-2002 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I posted this over in the "Fox" section, too. I wasn't sure where the best response would come from...

Okay, no laughing allowed. Yes, my brother wants to try using the "love to hate them" 7.5" Ford rearend in a low-powered NHRA stocker ('80 Capri), to take advantage of the lighter weight. We haven't been able to locate anyone that makes a true spool (no mini spools, please) for a 7.5. Anybody here know of one?

Hello Alex and Tony! Can't wait for USCNII!

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 03-22-2002 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mark, i run a carrier with the spider gears welded up in it in my 7.5. it takes a long time to do it because you have to weld a little and let it cool, then repeat a bunch of times. i have had no problems with it. before i got it, it was on a 6.90 et mustang that had 1.40 60 ft times. the guy finally destroyed the rear end but it did not damage the carrier. just one option.
good luck

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

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F551
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posted 03-22-2002 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F551   Click Here to Email F551     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M TurboGT!

NHRA General Regulations 2:11
"Welded spider gear rearends prohibited in all classes."

"Aftermarket axles and axle retention device mandatory on any car (regardless of class or E.T.) with a spool."

Wouldn't an 8.8" be easiest?

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Fred
68 Mustang 500CID/Powerglide - "No Tubs"
86 Mustang GT Cobra

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capri man
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posted 03-22-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oops i been caught!!! but guess what, i have never had my rear end torn down!!
have you???

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.
http://prestage.com/site/site_display.asp?SiteID=141

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TurboGT
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posted 03-25-2002 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He can't do the welded spider gear thing, due to the rules as shown. Sure, the 8.8 would be easier, but the difficulty is half the fun! Just looking to save a few pounds of unsprung weight, that's all.

Thanks for the welcome!

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