Bad News for the Fastback

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  1. Red96GT

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    Well. After going for a little drive today with a friend. It seems like the rear axle on his 65 fastback broke. :'( He was at a stoplight, gave it some gas, spun them a little, then pop. Not a good sound. It also looks like the back left wheel is wobbling. :-\ Thought some of you guys might be interested.

    Here is the car:

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    Here is the motor (it's not the same motor but it's still the 302 stroked to a 347:

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    Looks like he's going to have to get racing axles now. :'(
     
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    thats a beautiful car.
     
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    Sounds even better. Hedman headers and side exhaust. No mufflers, just resonator/glass pack style muffler. :naughty:
     
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    good looking fastback


    time for an upgrade?
     
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    Looks like he's going to have to unless he wants to replace the axle every few months. :nonono:
     
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    If he has a 347 stroker, he needs a 9 inch rear or he is going to break alot of axles. The 8 inch rear is not made to handle that kind of power.
     
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    Yeah it's the stroker. And I'm not sure what was in it. Must have been the 8 inch though. His dad and him don't seem like the guys to overlook that kind of detail though. Do you think that would cost about a grand for the 9 inch rear?
     
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    9" rears are a about 1200 bucks if i remember right. its been a while since i researched parts for me and my dads 65.. he definitely needs a 9" rear though with some 4.11's! :boink:
     
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    I am not sure what rear it is since I only talked to him for a minute today. He says he's just getting racing axles and not the whole rear end. The rear end was off of another old mustang that was raced a lot and didn't break until yesterday. I'm guess that it is a 9 inch rear, just weak axles. :dunno: