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I have a complete rear axel from a 1969 coupe. Specs are 8.8", 300 gears, Limited slip. My questions are as follows:
1. Is this housing the same size as a 65-66? (will it fit with out the tires sticking out from the body by a foot.)
2. Can the center section be swapped out for one with a 9" ring gear.

Any repies are welcome.
 
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1. Is this housing the same size as a 65-66? NO
2. Can the center section be swapped out for one with a 9" ring gear. NO



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Did you really mean 8.8-inch, or 8 inch? IIRC, the 8.8s weren't available until the mid-to-late 70s and were first used in Fox-bodied Mustangs (79-93).

If you meant 8-inch, then the housing will fit 67 and later cars. It is too wide for a 65-66 car.

Some 9-inch units actually had 8.75 inch ring gears, but none of the 9-inchers (or 8.75 from a 9 inch housing) will fit in an 8 inch housing.

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For a 65-66, you can get a housing from any 77-79 granada. That's where I got my 9". This is a direct swap and the same exact size. Dont forget the shock perches and U-bolts.

Mustang and Ford mag did an article on this recently. All the ratios are pretty low though cause of the gas crunch from that time period.

Don
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1965 Convertible, 351W, Tremec, 9", continuous "improvements"
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My mistake, the ring gear is 8". Thanks for the info. Guess I have something to set in the front yard and drive the wife crazy untill I find a car or buyer for it.

Thanks again.
Chris
 
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