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Old 12-28-2015, 06:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you have a source for these uncommon numerically low gear sets?
Knowing they exist and having a set in your possession are two totally different things.

I had a hard enough time finding 3.21 gears for my 14 bolt 10.5'' full float rear, then when I found them I had to pay nearly double what all the other gear sets cost because only one company had bothered to make them.

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Old 12-28-2015, 06:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would either look for a car with them Already in it like if I went Malibu or if it's an axle swap car-part.com is a junkyard search engine and I have located plenty of the 2.28/2.29 cadillac rearends and a few of the 2.41ford rear axles as well. I could have either that I want about anytime I want for 2-300 complete disc or drum to drum.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How much is shipping?
I have never shipped an axle, but I know they ship freight and that's never cheap.
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Do you have a source for these uncommon numerically low gear sets?
Knowing they exist and having a set in your possession are two totally different things.

I had a hard enough time finding 3.21 gears for my 14 bolt 10.5'' full float rear, then when I found them I had to pay nearly double what all the other gear sets cost because only one company had bothered to make them.
Hard to find for trucks... but fairly common in car differentials.
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Man, I'm in!
You certainly know some stuff!
Admire the thinking outside of the box!
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A little on topic
I want to restore a 66 mustang with a bolt in rack-n-pinion suspension, a 200 straight 6 w/ a modified head to take efi, and a automatic overdrive tranny.
Reminds me of a local guy that built a '66 with a 2.3T dubbed the GT140T:


I see it at some of our local car shows. I believe he claimed 300hp and 28mpg. 600+ pics of the build here:
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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No need to ship as there were some to be had local. But if you had to ship axle freight I would expect to add 150-300 to the price. I would find something within driving distance and just pick it up though. I guess I'll just keep looking for a deal on something that catches my eye and do what I can and see what I can get out of it.
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How about a Crown Vic?

I get surprisingly decent mileage from mine and this guy does even better with his:


http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ank-23057.html
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ha I have driven crown Vic and grand marquis for years for that very reason. One of my favorite cars. I have been considering doing a manual trans swap on one of those for some time. Fairly aero but weak door panels and Windows have various trouble but I still love the panther. Before needing 4 doors I drove mark viii and regularly saw 30 mpg.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The towncar, vic, and marquis drink fuel in town almost as bad as some SUVs.
We had one for a while.

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Old 12-29-2015, 07:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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True the panthers do get a little thirsty in town. My main mialage concerns are highway mpg's as I do lots of interstate driving and very little in town.

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