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Not at all, I was told that it's bolt right up, but I'll check tomorrow
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-March-2014 at 4:08AM
Before you go any further, measure the spring perches and see if they are the same distance apart. The springs may not line up by themselves if they are hanging free. one or both may swing to the side. A bent or worn shackle or bushing can really move a loose spring.
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How the Heck does a REGULAR CAB SHORTBED weigh over 5200 pounds?
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Just took the measurements and it's like a 1 and a half shorter.
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AAH! What's your opinions guys? What should I do?

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Easy answer, cheaper answer, Take your 8" that you KNOW works and fits and get the pinion seal replaced. If you have the yoke that fits the torino shaft, see if it can be installed as long as it's apart anyway. All a 4.11 gear ratio is going to do is waste gas(Engine RPM), ruin tires(Mandatory burnouts) and give you a headache at expressway speeds(engine screaming at about a billion RPM). For a cor the size and weight of a falcon, an 8" is plenty strong. It is equivalent in strength to the 8.8 which Ford used in fullsize cars and trucks as well as mustang GT, t-bird supercoupes, etc.
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^^^^^^ exactly! what randy said above x2
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mcford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-March-2014 at 10:27AM
buy a combination u joint. I had ot do that when i borrowed a friends 4.11 traction loc from a mustang to put in my 72 torino.  Mustang Yoke took smaller u joints.

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Thanks guys! Today I got the yoke out, and man that thing was in there! (Had to use a wheel puller) the torinos yoke won't fit the 8.8. And john, I think I know what you were talking about when you said the preload was more of a "feel" thing, like if you turn it with out pulling out on it it feels rough, but if you pull it midway it feels smooth when you turn it. Is that what u weere talking about? Tomorrow I'm going to get a new seal (now that sucker! That's a different story!) and a u joint, and new fluid. Maybe tomorrow I'll have it driving again.
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If only I had just bought a "hybrid" u-joint in the first place
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Well today I got my u-joint in my driveshaft, it fits both ends now, I ordered my pinion seal and it will be here tomorrow, also out of nowhere one of my coil overs shot off! So I bought new coil overs, and ii guess the rest of this will be continued on my build thread.
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