-----1993 Bird 5.0------
393 stroker, Vortech YSi, on E85
Lentech Strip Terminator & 4,000+ RPM stall converter
Detroit Locker with 3.55 gears.
17x9 Cobra Rs with 255/45/17 BFG KWDS
275/50/17 M&H DR on the rear
Mustangs had C-clips holding the axles in. Our cars have circlips. So the mustangs are flat on the end and the ones for our cars have a bevel so the circlip can expand. You need to create that bevel or the circlip will not be able to expand and not hold properly or even worse if it does go in far enough it won't come back out.
I have been maching them for $30 a pair. The sidegear kit is quite a bit more I have priced them between $85 and $150 depending on which part number is used. I believe the ford racing kit is the much cheaper one. Open sidegears do not have splines on them for the frictions therefore they cannot be used.
I understand all the stuff about the bevel for the clip to expand after being inserted. Do both style side gears also have a corresponding "ramp" at the outside of the side gear where the circlip can be "compressed" when the axle is inserted? Dont think I have ever seen that mentioned-------maybe not a factor!
Does anyone have the part numbers for the correct side gears. I work at Ford dealer and Im curious of my price on them. If not dirtydog does the $30. price still stand. I have a good mustang 8.8 ready to snatch the side gears out if so.
I can look for the gear part number I just went and had the guys look it up using a supercoupe as the test dummy. I bought a set and sent it back after I checked it out. FRPP sells them as well and they were considerably cheaper. Yes I can modify them as I stated.