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  • #31

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    Yep. It also has some FMS aluminum vc's on it.
    If it's the ones in the pics, those are factory.

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    • #32

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      Didn't know that
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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      • #33

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        Yup, 83-85 only.

        I did a black-wrinkle finish on mine, with polished ribs.

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        • #34

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          Here are some complete swap kits
          http://www.ddautospec.com/products_engineswap.html

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          • #35

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            Thanks Shawn, but the FRPP Fox BBF mounts were what I was using in the Ranger! ;D

            I just need headers!
            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
            1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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            • #36

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              Lookslike this thing is fixing to shape up in a hurry!

              The Mustang shares interior parts with a Ranger?! Never woulda thunkit.....but I guess that saved the some $$$ in the process.

              FYI, I noticed John mentioned Kenny Brown Performance here in Indianapolis, over on Gasoline Alley...don't bother, he went belly-up a few years back.

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              • #37

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                Ok, now I have a dilemma....

                My 8.8 has 2.73 gears in it. I have a set of new 3.90's that came with it and I just snagged a set of take-out 3.55's for free.

                The 2.73's are not an option.

                So what to use? 3.90's or 3.55's?

                I felt like the 3.90's would be a bit much since a 28" (275/60-15) tire is a close fit on a Mustang. Probably end up running a little shorter tire like a 275/50-15. So, I am leaning towards the 3.55's. Remember Drag Week is a possibility for this car's future.

                What say ye?
                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                • #38

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                  Well, if you went with a Gear Vendors unit behind the transmission, you could have your 3.90's and still have driveability.

                  Deep-gear launches are F-U-N.

                  Otherwise, I'd go for the 3.55's.

                  One thing I will say for the Mustangs of that era...at least Ford didn't saddle it with a POS 7.5 rear like GM did with the Camaro/Firebird....JUNK.

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                  • #39

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                    Actually... they did. ;D

                    1986 was the first year for the 8.8. Mine has a 7.5" trac lok 3.08 in it right now, but the later 8.8 is a bolt in swap.
                    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                    1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                    • #40

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                      Ok, now I have a dilemma....

                      My 8.8 has 2.73 gears in it. I have a set of new 3.90's that came with it and I just snagged a set of take-out 3.55's for free.

                      The 2.73's are not an option.

                      So what to use? 3.90's or 3.55's?

                      I felt like the 3.90's would be a bit much since a 28" (275/60-15) tire is a close fit on a Mustang. Probably end up running a little shorter tire like a 275/50-15. So, I am leaning towards the 3.55's. Remember Drag Week is a possibility for this car's future.

                      What say ye?
                      When my EFI 87 5.0L had a fairly stock(ish) engine, just bolt-ons, the 3.55 ratio was the most all-around fun (that was with stock height tires). Pulled hard in 5th, 1st wasn't too short. I had also used 3.27 and 3.73 during various incarnations, but found 3.55 the best with the mild engine.


                      cheers
                      Ed N.
                      Ed Nicholson - Caledon Ontario - a bit NW of Toronto
                      07 Mustang GT with some stuff
                      88 T-Bird Turbo Coupe 5-speed

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                      • #41

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                        I like my 3:55s. My only data point. That's with essentially a LenTech AOD.

                        Dan

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                        • #42

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                          More info:

                          Motor is a 545" BBF
                          Converter is a 4000
                          Trans is a C6 RMVB w/transbrake

                          ;D


                          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                          1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                          • #43

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                            I don't think you will be hurting yourself to run that 3:55 for all the street time that car will see. If it wasn't for that converter, you could conceivably get away with the 2.73 for just crusin'... but what fun would that be?
                            Bakersfield, CA.

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                            • #44

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                              With that much torque and that little weight the 3.55's should be plenty.


                              Great score BTW!

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                              • #45

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                                It's a Big Block, a set of 3.08:1 gears would be better.

                                Between the two, i'd go with the 3.55"s.

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