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Here is a tip that will make removing 8" and 9" centersections easily the next time you need to remove one from your Mustang. I perform this small modification on any centersection that I build, sell or work on.

You first need to mark a spot between the two middle vertical holes on the case on each side of the centersection:





You now need to center punch the mark in preparation for drilling:



You can now drill a 5/16" hole on each side. De-burr the hole on each side of the case:



Tap the hole with a 3/8-16 tap:



The next time you need to pull the centersection, after removing the retaining nuts, thread a 1 1/4" long x 3/8-16 bolt into each of the holes you tappped. The bolt threading into the centersection case will evenly pull it away from the rear end housing. No more screwdrivers, pry bars or foul language. The holes will not weaken the case in any way, and they will not leak oil:

 

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That's a great idea!!

I guess it wont work on my center section that hasnt been removed yet and needs removing... bummer
 
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