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Thunderbird Cast Housing ?'s

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  1. 86caprirs

    86caprirs Member Established Member

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    I saw in a post where someone changed there rear diff housing to a cast housing from a Thunderbird. I kinda like this idea for strength because I am looking to do the FTBR bushing kit and was told that the weak spot is now the diff carrier caps.

    Any thought on this? What Thunderbird years do I get them from?
     
  2. Tims97SVT

    Tims97SVT Active Member Established Member

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    I'm also trying to find one. 87-88 super coupes I was told. Some Lincoln's but I'm not sure on them. I thought they where all aluminum.
     
  3. 86caprirs

    86caprirs Member Established Member

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    I have a 88 tbird and it is a solid axle.
     
  4. 95SC

    95SC Banned

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    Any year 89-97 Thunderbirds have cast steel front IRS housing , the rear cover was aluminum , 93-98 Mark VIIIs have all aluminum housing just like Cobras
     
  5. 86caprirs

    86caprirs Member Established Member

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    Thanks. Is 7.5 or 8.8 casted into the housings?
     
  6. racebronco2

    racebronco2 Active Member Established Member

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    8.8 is cast in the housing. The v8's and the suopercoupes have the 8.8 and the v6's have the 7.5. I have both the mark 8 and the lincoln covers for 75.00 shipped
     
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    I'm probably that guy your talking about, let me know if you have any questions
     
  8. Gamer2Cars

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    Good Morning!

    I am going to have a FTBR kit installed in a couple of weeks and I was told the same thing as the OP. I pulled a cast iron pumpkin out of a 94 V8 thunderbird and I had a couple of questions of where to go from here.

    I bought the kit with FRP Cover and I want to know if that will work on this pumpkin.

    Can I reuse my stock gear or do I need new ones or should I get new ones?

    What else would I want to build a "bulletproof" rear end?

    Thanks!
     

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