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Hopalong
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted March 08, 2003 01:29 PM
I have a 7.5 rearend. They dont make the gear I want for this rear end and I,m looking for a 8.8 coil set up. I am looking to work a trade, I have 3.27,3.45.and 3.73.I need 3.50 in the 8.8. Or 3.55

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 08, 2003 08:22 PM
why don't you look for the 8 rear end it could be a little easier also what final gear ratio are you looking for and what gears and trans do you have. You might be able to get a different trans and make up the difference. Bobby

Hopalong
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted March 09, 2003 01:08 PM
quote:
Originally posted by b4racing:
why don't you look for the 8 rear end it could be a little easier also what final gear ratio are you looking for and what gears and trans do you have. You might be able to get a different trans and make up the difference. Bobby

I dont have easy access to a welder and if I am not mistaken all 8in are set up for leaves.
I will have to look into the tranny thing, by the way how do you tell from the outside what is in the tranny, Ive been running second gear on a 3\8th mile dirt.
Also, what cars do the solid lift heads come on?
As you can tell, I have never been a big ford fan,I have always worked with small block chevs till now.

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 09, 2003 05:22 PM
to my knowledge no ford head has solid lifters but you can buy a drop in set from racewalsh they have a website. racerwalsh.com is it. Also you can put it in gear and turn the input shaft 1 complete turn and count how many times the output shaft turns. for ex. I turn it 1 time and my output shaft turns 2 and about half of a quarter turn. then it is around a 2.14 or my other one is 1 almost 2 turns it is a 1.97. I hope this helps Bobby

Hopalong
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted March 09, 2003 09:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by b4racing:
to my knowledge no ford head has solid lifters but you can buy a drop in set from racewalsh they have a website. racerwalsh.com is it. Also you can put it in gear and turn the input shaft 1 complete turn and count how many times the output shaft turns. for ex. I turn it 1 time and my output shaft turns 2 and about half of a quarter turn. then it is around a 2.14 or my other one is 1 almost 2 turns it is a 1.97. I hope this helps Bobby

Thanx B,

pop67w
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted March 11, 2003 08:59 PM
Hey Hopalong.
I have a rearend in a 1972 ford Mavrick.It is a front gear loader i do not know what gear it is i will look and see and let you know.It has leaf springs.What state do you live in?? I live in Arkansas.Talk to ya later. William

donnie wegmann
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted March 20, 2003 11:05 PM
the only factory ford head that was solid lift was the 2000cc that came in pinto's and older leaf spring mustangs . i've never seen drop in solid lifters ,you have too get the head machined for them.

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2FAST4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 124
posted March 23, 2003 08:51 PM
the 1.98 tranny has 3 bolts on the shifter
the 2.14 is ***** in
and the 2.24 is really big and has 2 holes on the shifter stub

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 23, 2003 10:05 PM
the 197 also comes in ***** in style and the 214 comes with 3 bolt holes I have one of each. Also racer walsh has drop in solid lifters they are for their stage 2 and less cams I believe. No machine work is needed. I also have used a set of them in my back up motor Bobby

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2FAST4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 124
posted April 06, 2003 01:20 PM
man i know someone who may be interested in that 373 rearend
if you still have it
e-mail me
wildhchild7c@hotmail.com

b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted April 08, 2003 02:36 PM
Try randy's ring and pinion or TheFordSource.com Bobby

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