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Old 01-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last april I bought a 68 Fastback roller. Many small parts included, but no engine or transmission. Ove the past 10 months I have removed all of the rust, and begun putting the car back together. i try to each week, or weekend to acomplish something. last weekend a buddy and I put the 351 Windsor engine in.

This weekend I put in the transmission and driveshaft, as well as the "Z" bar and clutch linkage. anyway, I thought I would share some pix's.
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Very nice! Enjoy the project and keep us posted of your progress!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Question Driveshaft

Just a question on the driveshaft. As i said I did not get one with the car, so I found one in another 68 Mustang. That car had a C4, but I was told the driveshaft was the same. And it does fit perfectly, new U joints and all.

But what is this number? does it mean it came out of a 62 something or other?

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Just a question on the driveshaft. As i said I did not get one with the car, so I found one in another 68 Mustang. That car had a C4, but I was told the driveshaft was the same. And it does fit perfectly, new U joints and all.

But what is this number? does it mean it came out of a 62 something or other?
That's the casting code for the steel end piece of the shaft, and has nothing to do with the type of car it was originally installed in. In this case, the part was engineered in 1962 (C2) and the engineering was paid for by the Full-Size Ford group (A).
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Looking good! Not sure what your plans are for the car, but if your engine is souped up and/or you plan to be banging the gears, you'll want to upgrade that rearend to a 9". The stock rearend for 351ci engines or larger from Ford was the 9" rearend (Boss 302, K code cars and Shelby's being the exception). If you're not going to be sticking your right foot in it, that 8" rearend will probably be ok.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have thought about that. The original engine was a 289/2v. It is mostly going to be a weekend local car show, go to dinner car. But I may be tempted from time to time. If it blows i'll be looking for a 9" Dave
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The old 8 can surprise you but I have been behind a car when it's rear end decided to let go and was not fun considering both rear tires seized up. I had a 67 coupe for a number of years that when I bought it came with a 351C/C6 in it and still had the original 8" rearend. That rearend howled the entire time I had the car but never did fail on me.
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