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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-April-2016 at 12:57PM
I think Barnaby might be right. if it fits in, cycle the suspension carefully and make sure it won't bottom out and smash your transmission.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-April-2016 at 3:01PM
Originally posted by Nuggets Nuggets wrote:

I think the 8" nose is shorter isn't it?
something like that i think? there was some discussion on here about that, but i don't remember where
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2016 at 4:22AM
IIll dig around a little bit later for it unless someone posts tge link on here
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nuggets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2016 at 5:14AM
Did you swap the trans as well as the axle? I haven't looked at this thread for a while?


But for what its worth I'm running a 9" and C6 now from a 9" and FMX, my drive shaft had to be shortened 4 1/2" in order to make it fit. 
So if you've swapped trans over too you'll be best off getting under the car and finding out, I stuck a small magnet to the yoke on the diff and measured back to the centre of the bearing cap housing on the yoke (put it all the way into the trans then pull it out 1" to 1 1/4") 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2016 at 5:21AM
It was a stock FMX trans and still is a FMX the only thing that changed was the differential. 
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Originally posted by ZCowher ZCowher wrote:

It was a stock FMX trans and still is a FMX the only thing that changed was the differential. 

Has anyone found that thread about the drive-shafts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nuggets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-April-2016 at 3:14AM
I'd measure. Be quicker and easier. Only takes 5mins max
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-April-2016 at 12:43PM
i don't remember where it might have been in someone's thread i'm thinking pete's clark kent thread or maybe the one he posted about "the most worthless part" thread he started about removing his 8" replacing with a 9" or something like that IIRC (but memory has been crappy as of late...getting old Confused)
 but yes measuring would be quicker! if the differential is supported so the weight of the car is on it...measure from the bottom of the curve where the u-joint sits in the diff. yoke to the edge of the seal on the tranny, then measure from the u-joint along the drive shaft and make a mark there on the slip yoke then compare that mark to the shiny wear mark from the seal on the slip yokeWink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nuggets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-April-2016 at 9:11PM
For reference I can tell you my FMX 9" prop was 57"centre to centre
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If you want to see one of the threads where this subject was talked about Click here.

Edited by dave302 - 29-April-2016 at 12:39AM
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dumb question, what is the thread going into the front of a heads on a 351C? I've lost a couple bolts to install my power steering pump. 
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Originally posted by dave302 dave302 wrote:

If you want to see one of the threads where this subject was talked about Click here.
Thanks thats good info, soon as I can get ahold of a crossmember I can do it.

I buttoned together alot of the front end and just for kick and giggles, a (roughly) put the front fenders on. it's cool to see it look mostly like a car again for a little bit.


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your left front tire is gone flat !Cry
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I know! i need to get new rims and tires for it :( been trying to take care of the other stuff first, lol
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did you ever get a cross member for your car?
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I'm going to try to fabricate the crossmember I have today and try to shorten it up. If not Mr. Smog says he has one. 
If that doesn't work I'll get his, or be shopping for a new one. Mr. Smog, I'm still going to see what about those other parts.

I'm cutting mine to 52.5 inches. That is from the inside of the frame on the opposite side of the car leaving a little bit of room.


Edited by ZCowher - 14-June-2016 at 4:08AM
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I'm working on this as well, I have a little bit of help at the school to get both of these done.
I won't know until we get into it but my friend and I are pretty sure it is a Detroit locker. and ?!? 3.25 gear ?!? too tall for me! I'm ordering a 3.70 ring and pinion for it. 
All I've done to this rear end is remove the third member, what can you see glaringly wrong with it ? Its a good one. Clap










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looks open to me
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it's missing the parts inside the carrier and it's missing the pinion gear Shocked
 in the other pic it kinda looks like a pinion gear but where are the gear teeth??? i just see two bearings Shocked


Edited by californiajohnny - 14-June-2016 at 4:29PM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ZCowher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-June-2016 at 2:56AM
The teeth are ok, and the pinion is too. I forgot a picture, whoops hang on I'll put it up.
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