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70MAVRK
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From: Puyallup, WA, USA
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posted 03-11-2004 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im not sure what kind of transmission comes with the 5.0 out of a stock 1984 Grand Marquis. I will probably have to fabricate my own crossmember because the tranny mount will NOT line up, its approx 4 inches off. Any other suggestions??

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todmeg
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posted 03-11-2004 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i dunno...why not just find one from a mav or comet? they are a dime a dozen. too bad you live so far.... i have an extra in my garage

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-11-2004 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an AOD, which uses it's own crossmember. Be sure you set up the TV cable correctly on that, they can fry the transmission in no time if not set right.

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69maverick
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posted 03-11-2004 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What Steve said! That TV cable will be the death of it fast. Don't even try it if you really don't know what your doing. Tow it to a tranny place and have them set it up for you.

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70MAVRK
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posted 03-12-2004 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I got a guy in my Auto Tech class that knows what he's doing. He will help me out. Next thing on the list: praying the 7.5" rear end holds up till I can afford a 9" ;-)

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69maverick
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posted 03-12-2004 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It won't if you beat on it! But an 8"is cheap and it will hold up to a stock 5.0 just fine. To bad you don't live near me I have three of them.

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70MAVRK
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posted 03-13-2004 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70MAVRK   Click Here to Email 70MAVRK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just gotta get a good measurement for the rear end so I can go find one that is close. Id like rear disc but parking brakes on disc= crap. We got lotsa hills in WA so I kinda need it.

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69maverick
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posted 03-13-2004 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is just my opinion but I think its a waste of time putting a disk brake system on a Maverick. My reasons are unless you plan on road racing it why do you need that much breaking power? Disks on the front are more than enough. Second unless you do some real serious frontend work to your Mav. Braking in a road race is going to be the least of your worries! Third Stock Disk brakes rob horsepower because of drag!Nevermind the whole E-Brake problem and not to mention more brake dust to clean!!
This is just my opinion so you will never find disks on my rearend.

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