What rear end will fit a 1966 Mustang?
A stock V8 5-lug 8- or (rare) 9-inch rear end from a ’65/’66 Mustang, Falcon, Comet would fit. Another choice would be a 9-inch rear end from a ’57-’59 Ford/Mercury/Lincoln big car. These have the very same perch and housing widths as the ’65/’66 Mustangs, and they also have the very same size axle bearings.
How wide is a 66 Mustang rear end?
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|Vehicle Application||Axle Width (inches)|
|’65-’66 Mustang||57 11/44|
|’67-’70 Mustang 8.0||59 51/48|
|’71-’73 Mustang||61 11/44|
|’67-’71 Comet, Cougar||59 11/44|
How much HP can a Ford 8 inch rear end handle?
An 8 inch Ford rear axle was designed for use behind 6 cylinder and low power 8 cylinder engines. 175 hp to 275 hp max, with tor questions to match. The 409 engine your friend is installing will probably make 350 to 400 hp, and a lot of torque.
How much power can a Ford 8.8 rear end handle?
Dead stock (31 spline version, which is what the Explorer has) it can handle up to about 400 rwhp as long as you’re not on DR’s or Slicks.
What rear end will fit a 65 Mustang?
A narrower ’65/’66 Mustang 8 or 9-inch rear end, or an 8 or 9-inch Granada/Monarch rear end can be installed in a ’67-’70 Mustang, you will just have to size the backspacing of the wheels, accordingly, for the narrower rear end width.
What engines were available in a 1966 Mustang?
|Engine||170 cu in (2.8 L) Thriftpower I6 200 cu in (3.3 L) Thriftpower I6 260 cu in (4.3 L) Windsor V8 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor HiPo V8|
|Transmission||3-speed manual 4-speed manual 3-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||108 in (2,743 mm)|
How much horsepower can a Ford 9 inch rear end handle?
Sure a 9 inch can handle 400+ horse in a car.
How can you tell the difference between a Ford 8 and 9 rear end?
There’s an easy way to tell an 8-inch apart from a 9-inch. All of the 8-inch case nuts can be accessed with a socket. In contrast, on the 9-inch, two nuts on the bottom at about the 6 and 7 o’clock positions cannot be accessed with a socket and require a wrench.
How much horsepower can a 9 inch rear end handle?
How much horsepower can a 9 inch rear end handle? Sure a 9 inch can handle 400+ horse in a car.
What is a 1966 Mustang worth?
We however are taking a look at the classic 1966 Ford Mustang of which examples are worth between $18,000 and $110,000.