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jkilroy
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posted 06-05-2002 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was headed to a cruise last night and lost a bearing in the rear axle, so it is time for a rebuild. The good news is the "Might as wells" have already kicked in big time.

I know there is a certain amount that a Mustang rear axle housing can be narrowed without moving the spring perches. Does anyone know how much? I seem to remeber 1.5 inches on each side, but I might as well go as far as I can hence the question.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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TomP
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posted 06-05-2002 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay

On a 68 the left axle is 27 1/4", a Maverick axle is around 25 1/2" and fits fine. This makes the whole rear about 3 1/2" narrower, but i've shaved the bevel off the ends of Maverick axles and made the 67-70 housing narrower by 2" each side. This allows an 8" wide rim with about 3 1/2" backspace to fit.

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