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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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another mark viii diff. i.d.

I brought a sub frame that's i was told from a '98 mark viii. It is going under my mg midget i know its a bit wide but i cut the car in two and widened it 10" lol i know what shelby the only one that thinks out of the box. The power plant is a ls3 base ct-525. Still thinking about the transmission , after reading alot of threads here i going to go with a aod pedal shifting trans.
The diff tag reads : 4 3 4 A
3 27 88 7 L O 4

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going to use the air bags that came with the subframe both front and rear , also got the front subframe alum. differential and lower control arms.
looking to do a little drifting and road course type of fun stuff with my bride.
thank you for your help , i have enjoyed reading about the lsc here of this foum.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:31 PM
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Sounds like its a 3.27 Trac-Loc equipped diff

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Mark VIII's never had a trac loc available from the factory. If it is aluminum pumpkin then it didn't come from the factory with trac loc.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 03:23 PM
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Mark VIII's never had a trac loc available from the factory. If it is aluminum pumpkin then it didn't come from the factory with trac loc.
You are correct, the L in that tag is in the wrong spot to be T-loc equipped. My bad, read through the OP's post too quick

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Thank you

So i knew i needed to remove the cover ,every thing glued together with mother natures lock tight. http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/...s3b6fe781.jpgt

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Hmm single piston calipers in back will need to change those , next thing to do is i will go reread those post about open to track lock switch outs and see what i can find up here in the great northwest as far whats available around me. Got some ideas on whats the best way to go.
My plan would be to find the parts and then have a a shop put is together for me , i have done some class eight trucks stuff but i also had a shop and press and the right tools to do them with.
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If you are keeping the same gear ratio, then installing a trak-lok is easy and won't require any presses or special tools, other than a dial indicator to check the backlash, but if using a ford trak-lok unit and the same gears, and the same shims, it should line up properly. As for the rear calipers, don't underestimate them, especially on something as light as an MG Midget. One thing some of us do for upgraded brakes is we run the 13" Cobra brakes on the front, and then for the rear, XR7Dave on SCCoA makes a bracket to relocate the stock caliper further out to be able to use the 99-04 Cobra 11.65" rear rotors. This combination should provide plenty of braking ability for you, especially in a car that will be at least 1000 pounds lighter!

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Thank you madmikey , after I took the back cover off I got on my bike went to the only parts/wrecking yard here in Bellingham its not a pick-a-part. I would venture to says they dont care to much about customer service that was a bummer.
But then I opened up the forum and your words gave me some encouragement sweet ! okay back to the old posts and read more about ford trac lock , i know with as light as my car is that if i don't have much of a choice other wise i will be just doing donuts when i pour the juice to her.
The brakes i reason I thought about twin pistons on all four corners is because I will not have room for a vacuum boosters on this build , i plan on using the biggest bore master i can get squeezed on top of the foot box. I will do some research on your suggestion and see what i can find out about these 13" cobra brakes and then check out XR7Dave .
Thank you for your help.
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If you want power assisted brakes you could always get the hydro boost set up off a cobra
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