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  1. My open 3:00 9" was leaking at the pinion seal. I figured it was a good time to switch over to a 3:50 posi. I tried to keep costs down, so I bought used ring and pinion gears and a rebuilt traction loc. Since I needed a shop to press on the new pinion bearing, I had them do axle bearings. Plus the bearing/gasket kit. Plus the lube and friction modifier. Plus, plus, plus... So much for keeping costs down - LOL! It was an expensive endeavor!


    The whole job was an expensive PIA, but I love the new gears!

  2. I like them both, and have had both on my car, but ultimately decided to go hockey stripes - I thought they looked better with the Boss 351 style hood paint. However, I really don't care for the black rocker paint as it makes the car look like it's too "skinny" in my opinion. So, I found a neat way to tie the hockey stripes into the chin spoiler. It's probably been done before, but I dig it.


    I have great respect for those the keep their cars original, but I need to express my creativity. ::thumb::



  3. ScooterDog, I have a similair problem as you, but according to input from forum members I don't think you need to drop the entire tranny to replace the shifter lever. I have not had the possibility to this yet, but I will have a go later this summer when I get access to a real garage. Please see this thread for more info. http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-replace-correct-c6-shift-lever


    Great stuff, thanks! I wonder if the floor shifter from my C6 is the same as one from an FMX? If so, perhaps I can add an FMX neutral safety switch to it...

  4. Looking at the casting number, it's probably from a '76 or later. You might try something from a few years newer.


    You're right, I decoded the casting numbers to tell me it's a 1977 (or a bit later) C6 from a van. I've been told that these trannys are a bit stronger than the original would have been.


    The problem is, any neutral safety switch that mounts over the shifter linkage must have some kind of notch to index the switch. Mine, unfortunately, has no notches at all.

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