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Old 09-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8" swap -> 1974 Maverick to a 1966 Mustang

Has anyone done a 1974 Maverick 8" swap to a 1966 Mustang? My son's rear end is a 4 lug and trying to go to an 8". This one has emergency cable and 270 gears. Will this go straight in? Anything I should know about?? Shock plates, etc... I'm paying about $150 for it.. Need some quick advice before I buy..
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the spring perches are in a different location. you should be able to find a complete 65-66 v8 mustang rear.
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Not sure about a '74 Maverick rear end, but I got a '73 8" Maverick going in mine, spring perches are fine and it drops right in.
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I have an 8" rear end from a 65 Mustang in Lampasas,TX if the Maverick won't fit.
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No problem with the perches with '74 in my '67, they were dead on. Just it was too narrow overall. Had to to run some seriously weird backspaced wheels. Much better fit in a '66. Aftermarket rims shouldn't be hard to find. Only about 3/4" difference overall for you where mine was like 3 inches different. Stock rims will be very close to fitting for you. For $150 I'd jump on it.
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Granada and Maverick have the same mounting configuration as 65-73 Mustang. See track widths below.

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Width Year Model
56.50 1969-1977 Maverick 8"
57.00 1974-1978 Mustang II 8"
57.25 1957-1959 Ford, Ranchero, Station Wagon
57.25 1965-1966 Mustang
58.00 1966-1977 Bronco
58.00 1964-1965 Falcon
58.00 1977-1981 Granada/Versailles
58.50 1977-1981 Versailles
59.25 1967-1970 Mustang, Fairlane, Comet, Cougar
60.00 1967 Cougar
60.00 1958-1960 Edsel
61.00 1964-1971 Ford Full Size
61.00 1949-1951 Mercury
61.25 1957-1972 Ford F-100 Pickup
61.25 1960-1964 Ford Full Size
61.25 1971-1973 Mustang
61.25 1967-1973 Torino, Ranchero, Fairlane
63.00 1970-1979 Ranchero & Torino
63.00 1972-1979 Ford Full Size & Intermediate
63.50 1967 Fairlane (Coil Springs)
65.25 1973-1986 Ford F-150 Pickup
65.25 1978-1986 Bronco
65.25 1973-1986 Ford Van 3/4 Ton
68.00 1972 Ford Van 3/4 Ton
69.25 1977-1986 Ford E-150 Van
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I have an 8" rear end from a 65 Mustang in Lampasas,TX if the Maverick won't fit.
What do you want for it?
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There are a few problems with a Maverick rear in an early Mustang but easy to overcome. The overall width is 3/4 of and inch narrower so the wheel is moved in 3/8ths on each side but it works fine. The Mustang shock plates will not work because the axle tube is bigger on the maverick. You will need to run 67 shock plates and U bolts. The Maverick runs a staggered shock so those plates won't work. The hub on the axle is bigger so a stock Mustang rim will not fit over it. Any aftermarket wheel should work. Spring perches are no problem at all, they line up perfectly.
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The hub on the axle is bigger so a stock Mustang rim will not fit over it. Any aftermarket wheel should work.
The only thing there that concerns me is the statement about the stock Mustang rim does not fit.. I have the 15x7 ralley styled chrome rims with 225x60x15 tires. I do have a set of backing plates and drums/hubs that are like new from a 1966 Mustang that I could use, but they both look the same size.

Is this going to work??
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I would try the wheel on the axle prior to purchase.
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I'm not sure about the '74 width specifically, but totally trust CSRP's info, and Gypsy seems to agree...3/4" narrower.

I made no accomodation for width difference when I put in my '71 comet 8" 4lug rearend.

You do need the 2nd+ gen shock plates '67-70 IIRC, and the u-joint size at the pinion is the larger 1300 series vs the smaller 1100 series found on many 6cyl 7.25 rearends. I do believe some 6cyl automatics rearends used the larger 1300 u-joint at the pinion. Also you'll find the vent tube for the rear axle is a larger diameter than the one on the 7.25"
This complicates fitting up your stock 6cyl rear axle brake line/distribution block. You can fab a bracket or use the 65-66 mustang v8 one that comes with a bracket attached. The stock 6cyl Mav line is too short.

One last note, the snout on 8" removable carrier works out to be a bit longer than the 7.25". Combined with the possibility of the u-joint difference you might be looking at some driveshaft mods. [I used a mid 80's driveshaft from a cougar/t-brid with a v6 and aod...this is a direct swap for 1st gen with a 6cyl/T5 and an 8" rearend.]

Everything else was plug and play. Exact same from the backing plate outward...same drums, same shoes, same wheel cylinders, and used my '66 stock e-brake cables. Just release the little spider leg clip and R&R into Mav axle. Good luck


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I'm not sure about the '74 width specifically, but totally trust CSRP's info, and Gypsy seems to agree...3/4" narrower.

I made no accomodation for width difference when I put in my '71 comet 8" 4lug rearend.

You do need the 2nd+ gen shock plates '67-70 IIRC, and the u-joint size at the pinion is the larger 1300 series vs the smaller 1100 series found on many 6cyl 7.25 rearends. I do believe some 6cyl automatics rearends used the larger 1300 u-joint at the pinion. Also you'll find the vent tube for the rear axle is a larger diameter than the one on the 7.25"
This complicates fitting up your stock 6cyl rear axle brake line/distribution block. You can fab a bracket or use the 65-66 mustang v8 one that comes with a bracket attached. The stock 6cyl Mav line is too short.

One last note, the snout on 8" removable carrier works out to be a bit longer than the 7.25". Combined with the possibility of the u-joint difference you might be looking at some driveshaft mods. [I used a mid 80's driveshaft from a cougar/t-brid with a v6 and aod...this is a direct swap for 1st gen with a 6cyl/T5 and an 8" rearend.]

Everything else was plug and play. Exact same from the backing plate outward...same drums, same shoes, same wheel cylinders, and used my '66 stock e-brake cables. Just release the little spider leg clip and R&R into Mav axle. Good luck


how did you hook up the emergency cable?
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whoops!...posted reply in your other thread...
trying to figure out my emergency brake setup on an 8" conversion
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