Rearend swap done!

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  1. zach71maverick

    zach71maverick Member

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    finally got the rearend swap done! The old 7.5 with 2.79 gears were getting old, much better with the 8in with 3.55s.
     

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    PaulS Member extrordiare

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    When did Mavericks come with the 7 1/2"?
    I was under the impression that they all came from the factory with 8" differentials.
     
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    I had an early 70 that had the little diff with the rear cover. Cool car with the rim blow wheel and dash mount ignition.
     
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    My 69.5 came stock with that little tiny rear with the bolt on rear cover. When I had a local wrecker company pull my 200 out for me, I had him take that rear out of my sight.

    That Versailles 9 inch looks soooooooo much better :bananaman
     
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    All '69.5 and probably 90% '70 Mavericks came with the 7.25 rear. Available ratios were 2.83, 3.08 and 3.20.
     
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    mav1970 Bob Hatcher

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    Mine went to the bone yard so fast, I didn't have time to figure out what ratio it was. :rofl2:
     
  7. zach71maverick

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    oh ok must have been wrong, thanks for the info.
     
  8. Thrashin302

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    I bet that thing has way more neck-snapping get up and go now. haha. good looking car. BTW what type of wheels are those? I've seen em on other mavs and I like em.
     
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  9. maverick75

    maverick75 Gotta Love Mavs!

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    magnum 500's
     
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    thanks, def. more get up and go, anythings better than the 2.79s. Alex is correct with the Magnum 500s
     
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    My 70 had one......a turd of a rearend
     
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    thanks guys. Do they make other caps for em so a guy could take the mustang emblem and replace it with just a plain chrome cap or something?
     
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    maverick75 Gotta Love Mavs!

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    yes they do, these wheels were available on a lot of fords, including the Maverick.

    and you can always put some of these emblems over them(y)

    http://mmb.maverick.to/showthread.php?t=42326

    maverick_decals_2.jpg
     
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    I know this is an old post but I thought you might be able to help... I have that wonderful 7.25 rear end in my 1970. My wife and kids just bought me the car (it was the first car I owned when I was a kid)... anyway, the car only has 8,800 miles ( yes, 8,800)... it’s obviously been sitting for a while so I wanted to change the rear diff gasket and fluid. It has the 7.25 8 bolt...I can’t find the right gasket...and ideas where I could find one.
     

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    Acornridgeman MCCI Wisconsin State Rep Moderator Supporting Member

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    Any Mustang place seems to have it if your local auto parts place can't order it for you. Does this look like it?

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/axle-differential-gasket-7-25-ring-gear-1965-1970/p/RDS13073/?year=1970&msclkid=c7e9a49c2d901a3d4a41fae02cc8b12a&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=New Bing Shopping Ads&utm_term=1101201852237&utm_content=All Products
     

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