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phils68cougar
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posted 08-19-2004 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i was searching to find out what rearend came stock on a 68 cougar ? i was told it was a nine inch but it sure doesnt look like one....... . the guy that sold it to me has already lied about several things before i bought the car, so im trying to find what else he was lying about , for instants, before i bought it, "yeah, it has four wheel disc brakes", so i get under her, i look and i was like u mean power disc front brakes, he said , o o o o um yeah. so im wondering about the rear end

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2004 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
289 and 302 engines got the 8 inch. Engines larger got the 9 inch.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-19-2004 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok , thanks once again Steve, so i guess im going to buy this 9 inch for 75 bucks

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-19-2004 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure it fits first.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-20-2004 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the guy says it will, he always has several ads in our local paper about parts for sale, my freind bought a dana 60 from him and says he is a guy to trust, he always parts mustangs out , but ill defintly make sure it fits first. -Phil

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-21-2004 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool beans. You will have to have your driveshaft shortened and balanced, of course. Since the 9 inch is bigger, it moves the yoke forward.

Are you sure you need the 9 inch? That's one of the most common ways guys waste money building their cars. Most small blocks don't make enough power to hurt a 8 inch.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-23-2004 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
really? i have always heard that its never a bad idea to change to a nine inch, but i am runing a 302 sb , and i can spend my money on other things. so maybe i will just hold off on that 9 inch, thatnks for your input, this is the kind of info i needed to know

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-23-2004 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang with us old boys. We've already made the expensive mistakes a long time ago and we'll help you get the most bang for your buck.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-23-2004 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could someone have already swapped in a 9?? See if you can get a socket on the lower bolts of the pumpkin. My 68 Mustang Coupe had a 302 and someone put a 9? out of a 69 in it.

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68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-28-2004 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
its an 8.5 inch. i think ill stick to steves advice and not swap out. thatnks guys

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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-30-2004 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think there was ever such a thing!

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phils68cougar
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posted 08-31-2004 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for phils68cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lol, i am an idiot!!!!!!!! wow, its an 8 inch, dont ask about the .5 thing.

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