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Postby tomahawkcomet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:28 pm

hey guys i need some help, i need to know what rear end my comet has, its not a 9 im pretty sure of that, i can post some pictures, but im sure someone will chim in on what rear end it has, id like to get a posi unit for it, someone let me know! thanks
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Re: rear end

Postby B_Hix » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Safe to assume you don't have the tag on the pumpkin?
It's going to be either a 7.25", 8" or 9" rear. My 67 was originally a 6cyl/200 and came with the monstrous 7.25" with a 3:20 gear set. Believe it or not even the lowly 7.25" units were available with limited slips.
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Re: rear end

Postby Lip Ripper » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:41 pm

www.kevinstang.com

has all your answers.

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Re: rear end

Postby tomahawkcomet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:13 pm

nope no tag not that i know of, it has the 289/c4 set up im thinkin its a 8" i will take a picture of it so you guys can help me out better
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Re: rear end

Postby B_Hix » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Here's some pretty handy info too - won;t tell you what size the rear is tho http://www.mercurystuff.com/pdfs/1967-lincoln-mercury-identification.pdf
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Re: rear end

Postby tomahawkcomet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:22 pm

well according to the kevinstang link, if my memory serves me right, it tells me my rear end is a 9in, i wouldnt of figured it had a 9 unless it had a larger motor, do you know of any comets 289s caliente with 9in rear ends? just seems like they would offer the 8" for my 289 instead, aww now off to my car to go investigate :?:
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Re: rear end

Postby B_Hix » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:36 pm

If the tag is on it all your questions will be answered :mrgreen: If not one of these fellas born with a ford emblem on their rump could probably tell you with a pic. This car is the first time I have ever bothered with a rear end swap so I'm pretty new to all of it.
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Re: rear end

Postby tomahawkcomet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:57 pm

Ill snap few pics. Does any of you guy know or can point me in the right direction of a 15 spotted mag I have 3 bought one and the odd one has the wrong back spacing so ill need another one. And if anyone is looking for just one I can give you a sweet deal let me kno I can get measurements my other 3 are 15x8.5 id say 3 in back spacing? Not hundred percent I can take a pic if it helps
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