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Mike K
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From: FL
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-29-2002 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike K   Click Here to Email Mike K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
which year did Ford start using the 8.8 rear end in the fox body Mustang?

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racin jason
Gearhead

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From: Sidney, OH
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-29-2002 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for racin jason   Click Here to Email racin jason     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
late 85 or 86 i believe, only behind 5.0's

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Mike K
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posted 03-29-2002 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike K   Click Here to Email Mike K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by racin jason:
late 85 or 86 i believe, only behind 5.0's

thanks, i found one in a 1985 Gt it has the quad shock and is a posi traction, the car also has the T-5 trans and 302 h.o. how exactly do you id a 8.8 rear end and are there any differences between the carb 5.0 long block and the later fuel injected?

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-29-2002 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im almost certain all the shortblocks were different from the first fox body 302 to 1987 where the blocks were the same with the only changes being made to the cam after that until 93 when they switched to hyperetic pistons. the 86 has the crappiest heads but a decent set of true flat top pistons. yes, none are exactley alike and some pieces are better than others. im almost sure the 85 5.0 had a 7.5, not an 8.8 rear end. you dont want a 7.5.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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I65Stang
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posted 03-30-2002 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1986 was the intro of the 8.8" rear end, '85 got the 7.5". In 1985 they went to a roller cam with higher lifter bores. '85 had low compression pistons (8.4:1, 9.2:1 in '86, 9:1 in '87+). The '87+ E7 heads are the most desirable of stock.

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