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  1. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    Thanks. Standard 69 Mustang u-joints or something special?
  2. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    Thanks. The guy wasn't ready to part out that Explorer anyway. He's trying sell it whole first. So when you measure, do you measure from center of u-joint cup to center of u-joint cup? If I measure that way mine is 50 1/2". My son is coming back in a few days, so I'll be able to get final measurements soon.
  3. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    Good idea on using water. I think I'll wait until my son gets back into town and he can measure with me and the wife adding 320 lbs to the car. I did find a 1996 Explorer 4X4 four door on CL that a guy is parting out. I'm not sure that would be a 50 1/2' D/S or not though. Waiting to hear back from him about a price.
  4. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    After a lot of reading most people say the stock driveshaft is 51". Some people have gotten away with using the stock and others have had to have it shortened. The difference some have said is the 9" had to be shortened and the 8" should be good. I have the 8", so crossing my fingers. That's a great idea about the driveshaft from an Explorer. I'll keep that in mind. Any idea what years those came from? Does it use the stock size u-joints that the 69 Mustang uses? After a lot of reading most people say the stock driveshaft is 51". Some people have gotten away with using the stock and others have had to have it shortened. The difference some have said is the 9" had to be shortened and the 8" should be good. I have the 8", so crossing my fingers. A friend said there is a shop about 30 miles away that can shorten the one I have. Not sure if they can make a complete shaft. I'll load up the car with some weight and get another measurement and see where I'm at. Thanks for the help.
  5. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    It came with 5 lug, so I don't have to change that.
  6. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    I've never messed with diff gears before. I'd really hate to mess up the pre-load and have a screwed up diff. I do plan to eventually have a limited slip installed, so it may be the time to do it if I change the yoke on the diff.
  7. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    I guess I fit the 200lb weight, but I don't think I can get the wife to do the measuring, lol. Anyone have an idea on what it should cost to shorten the D/S? I've thought about new, but all the ones I've seen (steel) are around $250. Thanks for the help.
  8. Len69Coupe

    Slip yoke to trans clearance?

    Well, I never thought about having everything installed on the car. Right now no trunk lid, gas tank or interior. I guess I'll have to wait until I get everything back on then and measure. Any idea what's the minimum clearance once I re-install everything?
  9. Changing the I6 with 3 speed to 302 with T5. How much clearance needed between slip yoke and trans is required? Trying to figure out if I need to shorten the driveshaft. Pic is with the old slip yoke installed, but I compared it to the new yoke and don't see any difference. I don't want to install the new yoke yet if I have to have the D/S shortened.
  10. Len69Coupe

    Motor mount install

    Install went well. Thanks for thelp.
  11. Len69Coupe

    Motor mount install

    Mike65 and aslanefe, thanks for the help. If it goes bad I'll let you know, lol.
  12. Len69Coupe

    Motor mount install

    Thanks aslanefe. I'll install it that way.
  13. Len69Coupe

    Motor mount install

    Replacing the I6 with a 302 and have a question on the motor mount. Does the tang go on the bottom or top of the motor mount. I don't want to have the motor half way in and realize I have them wrong.
  14. Len69Coupe

    Stripped sheet metal holes

    I'm definitely willing to try the screws, as long as they don't look butt ugly like mustangstofear said. If I can't get them to look right I'll weld the holes and re-drill. Thanks for all the help guys. Len
  15. Len69Coupe

    Stripped sheet metal holes

    Cantedvalve, I was truly hoping there was an easier way, probably because I'm lazy. Not really, LOL. barnett468, I was thinking going to larger screw wouldn't work because of the size of the hole in the sill plates. Wouldn't a larger screw not fit in the plate properly. I don't know what a Wurth is? Online store?
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