Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Im fairly sure the answer is yes, just dont have any proof.
When I built the car from an I6 to a V8, I got a granada rear due to lack of finding a mustang rear close, or cheep.
That setup was fine. I put my fresh 289, and C4 behind the 2.79 gears in the granada rear.
Not racing around, and wanted the driveability on freeways (was at the time my daily driver)
Now, I have converted the C4 to a T5, and the 2.79's are useless for 5th gear unless im traveling over 80 mph.
I have been searching lightly for a pumpkin to replace the 2.79's with 3.00 - 3.25.
I came across a 1965 Falcon rear end (5 lug 8 inch, V8 falcon) and it looks just like the original 65'-66' mustangs (the housing shrinks where the Ubolts go over).
The rear end has 3.25 gears, and I can take the whole rear end... Drum to Drum... home for $100
Best part is, its only 1 block away from my house. Im going to pick it up next week, after payday. Anyone have any proof to backup my assumption?
- P.S. I love finding good deals on parts when your not desperate to get them, and they just come to you! - woulda cost me like $60 just to have one shipped, not to mention other fees and most not as low as $100
I Guess the whole question im trying to ask, is are they the same widths?
Thanks - Jacob
65 Mustang Coupe,
WAS: I6 200, C4, 4 lug 4 wheel manual drum brakes
NOW: V8 289, T-5 Swap, Granada Front Discs, Lincoln Mark VII Rear Discs,8" 3.25 gears, Power Assisted Brakes, 17X8 TTII's, Shelby Drop + 1" drop 620 coils and Standard Eye 4 1/2 rear leaf springs
THEN: Have a 5.0 HO and complete EFI setup to install when I collect parts and am tired of my 289