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Rear Diff for v8 swap and a Thanks for all the info
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:02:36 PM »
What is everyone using for a rear diff for the v8 swap in their pinto
What is the best newer vehicle to use as a donor to fit under a 1977 Pinto
Will a Ranger 8.8 work? or a Explorer 8.8? Or something else>
Want to say Thanks to everyone that has help me with info and parts.
Thanks Bob

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Re: Rear Diff for v8 swap and a Thanks for all the info
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 07:13:29 PM »
What HP / TQ you plan on ?

Wife had two 07 Rangers. First an auto. Second std. Both had 4:88 gears.
If you go with a 4 speed auto , not a big deal: but will be snappy as heck from take off !  ;D

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Re: Rear Diff for v8 swap and a Thanks for all the info
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 02:39:21 PM »
rangers/explorers from the 90's had a lot of 3.73 geared 8.8s. 
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Re: Rear Diff for v8 swap and a Thanks for all the info
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 08:35:00 PM »
Try and find an older junk yard in your area. Find out if they have any late 50's Fords out back and look for a '57-'59 rear end. It should be a 9" rear end, and it will fit right on the spring pads. But you will have to have new U bolts and redrill the stock shock mounts.
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Re: Rear Diff for v8 swap and a Thanks for all the info
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 04:01:57 PM »
my 79 has the first year 9" from a 1957 ranchero, or such. it does fit without cutting the housing or axles...