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mvendl
Gearhead

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From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 08-21-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This may be a stupid question, but I'm bidding on a rear end cover on Ebay... I've got a stock '90 LX 5.0 conv. Is there anything special about the 8.8 rear that would require a different cover, or will any ole rear end cover work?

this one is a MAC and is p/n 28800
I'm especially looking for one because of the fill/drain plug holes...

thanks,

--mark

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'66 Mustang Coupe
'90 Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible
'85 F150 XLT 302
'97 Ranger XLT extended cab
'96 GMC Jimmy 4X4 (the wife's)

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mvendl
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From: Lowell, IN, USA
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posted 08-21-2002 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No replies yet? we need more fox owners in this forum

In any case, I wanted to add an addendum to my post... What do I need to worry about when wanting to install a new rear gear? I wanna run a 4.10 gear and having never done any rear end work, am not sure. I'll probably take it to a local shop to have them install the gear but will the stock rear end work ok with a 4.10? Probably just asking a dumb question but ya gotta learn somehow

thanks,

--mark

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'66 Mustang Coupe
'90 Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible
'85 F150 XLT 302
'97 Ranger XLT extended cab
'96 GMC Jimmy 4X4 (the wife's)

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Mike Harris
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From: Oakfield, Ga USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 08-21-2002 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Harris   Click Here to Email Mike Harris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That rear cover will work fine. You can either get another gasket for it, or just use a good silicone bead. That's what I do. I would really suggest one of the girdle style covvers. They do alot to prevent main cap walk wihich will distort the teeth. pleany of guys without them though so it is not a necessity. As far as the gears, that is not something you want to do on your own the first few times. If you had someone around willing to show you what to do, that would be one thing. You have to know what the patterns on the teeth mean, how to set pinion depth the first time, how to set backlash, etc. I think you'd save money and cuss words by letting a shop do it. Make sure if you replace nothing else, replace the pinion bearings. Now is better than realizing that the old ones bound up getting pressed back on. Also, do the axle seals while they are out. Cheap insurance.

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Mike Harris
MKZ Racing
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Mike Harris
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From: Oakfield, Ga USA
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posted 08-21-2002 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Harris   Click Here to Email Mike Harris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't completely answer about the gear...but hopefully by the post you understood me to mean the stock rear will work fine.

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Mike Harris
MKZ Racing
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mvendl
Gearhead

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From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 08-22-2002 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Thanks alot for the reply. It actually helped out quite a bit. I read a few doc's yesterday on changing a rear end gear... and I dont think I wanna mess with it. I can do pretty much anything else... build motors, weld, etc, but I dont wanna screw with that. Too many things to go wrong, at least on my own.

thanks,

--mark

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'66 Mustang Coupe
'90 Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible
'85 F150 XLT 302
'97 Ranger XLT extended cab
'96 GMC Jimmy 4X4 (the wife's)

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