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Old 07-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #21
Hittin E-Z Street on Mud Tires

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Re: 1965 Ford Mustang

Thanks! It would. It would hardly ever be in OD. Most guys that do the swap put in a 3.5 rear end gear.

Right now, the car is a bit slow for a V8 car that only weighs around 2700 pounds, mostly due to the sluggish 2.8 rear end. If I put in a steeper gear the car will be A LOT more fun, but be using more fuel during cruising and a lot louder. If I add the gear and OD the car will be a lot more fun to drive AND have the OD for cruising, but I don't have an extra couple grand laying around... so what it has is plenty fine for now.

The A/C did go out on it. The pre 67 compressors didn't have a safety cut off if the R12 level got too low, so even though it was still really cold air, I guess my R12 level got low, because my compressor started knocking like crazy when running. Next project is converting it to R134. It's about a $600 kit, including the new factory looking compressor. I'm trying to keep this one original looking, but maybe with some modern wheels...
Jesse James
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