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Old 12-14-2009, 11:12 PM
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8" Rear End for my wagon

I know...

I'd consider getting another 7.25" as well. I'm hearing some growling from back yonder coming back from the XXX the other day. Don't want to pull it apart and find it bad and not have a backup.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:45 PM
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Hold out for an 8" if you can. I really like mine. The 2.79 gears compared to the 3.5 in my 7.25" make it a nice highway cruiser. And with my fairly stock six it's not like I'd be smokin' off the line anyway.

Prowl the Pull-A-Parts and check craigslist!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:41 PM
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Roger,

I have a complete 7.25 from a 64 hardtop if you need it.. I'd be willing to drive it over the mountains for ya too..

I know where a 70's comet is.. I'll see if it has the 8" rear.. I have a 8" center pumpkin laying around with a mystery 8" housing if you need.. not sure what they were out of.. might be good for customizing

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:09 PM
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Nathan - Thanks for the offer. Were you planning to drive over here anyway for something? I don't feel worthy to have you come all that way just to do a parts run. What would it cost me in gas to have you do such a thing anyway (of course I'd want to do at least that -- and maybe offer you an old 3-speed tranny, in return).
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Roger,

Nope no plans for going that way, but I'm sure I could find a car to purchase while Im over there. (Like I need another falcon), but a XXX burger sounds good.

The wife wants a 64 Hardtop.. Anything from 63.5 to 65 works for me..

I dont need a 3 speed I have a replacement for the one I gave you.(thought you gave it to someone else?) interested in another? I also have a c-4 that was behind a 250 six so it has a sbf bellhousing.. hmmm I have two complete front ends one four lug and one five.. I have another set of five lug spindles. ummmm two steering boxes. some wierd 8" rear, another set of sbf headers, couple of starters, two generators, a complete used but running 170, and alot of other misc stuff. PLUS the 7.25 that I'm offering you.. no idea on condition other than it was pulled from a driving car that the owner swapped to v-8 stuff.

Good news is cost of gas isn't $4 a gallon, bad news is my truck has a thirty gallon tank and takes about $75 at $2.50 a gallon to fill it..

Not sure when I could drive over, but that can be worked out later if needed.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:12 PM
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Roger,

Found this posting
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/1516176948.html


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Thanks Nathan. I'll check, but my bet is that's a 5-lug 8"

As for the stuff you have, maybe if I don't find something by spring...

I'm off this week, so if the weather holds I'll freeze my way into the Pull-a-Part and see what they have, if anything. Maybe even go to the one in Tacoma too.
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Roger,

Sounds good to me. I just sold the v-8 suspension stuff so I'm down one box in my garage. I'd like to eliminate some more stuff.. Though I have another set of v-8 spindles to pick up still..

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Well... I hit the Lynnwood Pull-a-Part yesterday and low and behold they had two Mavericks there with 6's -- but no rear end in either. They were a '73 and a '74 so they were probably 5-lugger versions anyway. It was only the '70 version with the 4-lug 8", right?

They both had pretty complete 250ci engines. One had the head pulled already -- sitting alongside the car. So if anyone wanted one of these, their work is already done for them.

After striking out on the 8"er I walked around to measure anything else. All later Ford 4-lug went 4x4.25, but I found a mid-70's Toyota wagon with a 4x4.5 pattern and rear wheel drive. No, wouldn't do that. (It was too puny and narrow, anyway.)

So, the search continues. Or, now that I'm feeling a little better (came down with some 5-day crud on Christmas Eve) I may just go pull the cover off the 7.25 and just look in there -- at the very least. No real way of knowing whether it's got bad bearings without a total dismantle, but I can check ring/pinion condition and end-play. Too bad the garage is colder than it is outside and the floor even colder.
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I was trying to reply using my cell phone. It must not have worked.. oh well..

I still have that 7 1/4 for ya if you need it..

I've been looking at that 65 hardtop posted on CL in Lewis County.. More $ than I want to spend but maybe I can make an offer and see how desperate he is about etting it out of his shop

Have you seen the guy in arlington that has a bunch of 8"s? maybe he has a 4 lug 8" laying around.. I believe you are looking for 69 to early 71 Mavs or comets.. I hear pintos and mustang2s have four lug 8s but the bolt pattern is different.

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There is a 71 Maverick with the rear end at All American Classics. The stock number is V05952. You'll have to call for the price. I suspect it will be about $300. The Pull-a-Part is a much better deal if you can find them.

I don't remember when the change from four to five lugs happened. The 70 is for sure a four lug. There are two of those in Lewiston ID for $300 each.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:40 PM
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There are two of those in Lewiston ID for $300 each.
Patrick,

Did this come to you in a dream, or is there something more than this I can go on?

A part of me thinks it would just be easier to convert to a V8 and go 5-lug than it will be to find a 4-lug 8"er locally... for reasonable money. The only hesitation to get another 7.25 (from Nathan or locally) is the parts are supposed to be near impossible to find. Sort of like trying to find a 8" 4-lugger -or- making one good Dagenham 4-speed out of 3. Humm... been there, done that.

Considering I would likely not just throw something in as-is, and unknown, (paint it and go), I'm beginning to think this could wind up a $600+ swap minimum if the core is gonna cost $300 plus gas and parts.

Pulling the cover off and seeing what I've got already is looking like the thing to do... for now. And then keep looking in the Pull-a-Part on the way home once a week. Wish they'd get with the times and do a daily "new to the yard" page on a web site somewhere.

Oh, and Nathan, I don't think I care if the guy in Arlington did have one. But thanks for the suggestion. I drove all the way up there one afternoon after work, fighting traffic, because he said he had a "pretty decent" fender for my wagon (this was during my fender search a couple years ago). When I finally got there (2.5 hours later) he had lots of stuff (that I will admit), but the fender was toast and he wanted something like $250 for it. "Oh, those are really hard to find in any shape, so I couldn't let it go for anything less than that." I said sorry to have bothered him and left -- vowing never to return. Got two fenders in almost perfect shape within the next month or so for less than $150 for the pair. Suffice it to say, once I get burned by someone - anyone - they can ki... uh, well, I think I'll just leave it at that...
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Did this come to you in a dream, or is there something more than this I can go on?
Look on www.car-part.com. It's a wrecking yard search engine.

As for going five lug - I have a mostly complete 65 V8 steering setup and a set of 65 V8 Mustang spindles. All that is missing is the outer tie rod ends. Do you have a 1" sector shaft on your steering box?
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Kenny and I went to the Tacoma Pull-A Part today. There are not any Comets or Mavericks there - you can scratch that one off your list. Almost all of the Fords were Egg Shaped.

I did get a cable throttle assembly, regulator and harness for my Alternator conversion, a C4 neutral/Reverse switch.

It was a muddy mess down there but at least it wasn't raining and the company was good.
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