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Where do you get 8" rear parts?
#1

I need a place or vendor where I can get some parts for my 8" rear. I bought it about 6 months ago and have the hogs head out for a "freshening." Thanks
Not quite running yet '72 2.3T T-5 Pinto runabout.
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#2

Huh--Jegs, Summit, PAW or just about anyplace else...The 8" is very, very common and easy to get parts for.
Ohio State Buckeyes 2002 National Champions
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#3

What kinda parts do you need? The bearings and gears are available from Ford or the aftermarket. The spider and axle gears (along with the shims) are also probably available. If you can't find anyone that has 'em, call Transtar at (800)359-3339 to find out where their nearest warehouse is located. Smile

C'ya - RAY
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#4

I didn't think they were that common. I guess I never looked at the ford pages while I was buying my chevy stuff. Thanks for the help. I'll try and not be so lazy in the future.
Not quite running yet '72 2.3T T-5 Pinto runabout.
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#5

Quote:Originally posted by ATOMonkey:
I need a place or vendor where I can get some parts for my 8" rear. I bought it about 6 months ago and have the hogs head out for a "freshening." Thanks
HMMMM, I wonder who you bought that from Wink . How is the progress on the Pinto coming?

Mark
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#6

Yeah, it's coming very slow. I'm workig in Indy and that Pinto is still up in Chicago. It's hard as hell to get my dad motivated enough to actually spend money and do anything with it. Once I get my house in about a year I'll probably tow it back down here and start tearing into it. We got the engine and tranny into it real quick and fabed up some mounts for the engine and tranny. Then I put the power adjust buckets in instead of those old junk vinyls. Then the project cam to a crashing halt as soon as the spending needed to start.
Not quite running yet '72 2.3T T-5 Pinto runabout.
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#7

Call Reider Racing at 800-522-2707.
Ask for Tom.I have bought from them in
the past and have gotten fair prices
and good service.The internet address is
www.reiderracing.com
Just damn junk with a blowthru setup.
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#8

Thanks for the replies.

Kind of along the same lines, how about a better tranny than the poor T5 that's under it right now. I actually did some research this time, but not much luck. I'm pretty sure a T-56 with a new input shaft would bolt up to the bell housing, but I'm not sure. I don't want to hear any nonsense about automatic transmissions either. Wink

EDIT: Upon further research I've learned that I'm pretty much so stuck with that POS tranny. The best I can do is get a rebuild with some better internals. Or I can get an adapter of some sort. I've also learned that I don't know much about transmissions.

T or F: The input shaft is smaller on the 2.3 than the 5.0.

I know that the bellhousing pattern is different for each block, but what about the 4 bolt pattern on the back? Is that the same for different transmissions? I need an education in manual transmissions.
Not quite running yet '72 2.3T T-5 Pinto runabout.
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#9

How much power are you shooting for? In a light car like an early pinto, I'd be pretty confident in the t5 at anything under (conservative) 400hp.

If you have to have a 6gear, there are a couple of guys on here who are making a 2.3t to 5.0 bell pattern, so you could use any trans that is available for a 5.0 on it.

Otherwise, there have been rumblings around here about early 4 speed 2.3s sharing the same trans to bell pattern as a tremec, so that could also be a possibility.

Do a search for "trans adapters" there have been a few threads about it lately.

I think Greg O'Brien has been researching trans possibilities for his notch. Greg??

-Mark
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#10

Hey guys, if you want to beef up those 8" axles Currie enteprises is now selling an alluminum center section and pinion support! Ahhhhhh I'm only $389 apart from it. Nice piece
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