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Not a 71/73 ?
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    Not a 71/73 ?

    Does anyone out there know what years the mustangs came with four lug 8 inch rear ends? A buddy has a project going on and is starting to look.
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      RE: Not a 71/73 ?

      74-78 Mustang II had 4 lug 8" - 100% positive.

      I think even the Pinto/Bobcat had an 8" at some point or another. Maverick/Comet came with 8" as well, not sure if/what year/engine would have 4 lug 8".
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        RE: Not a 71/73 ?

        I thought 4-lugs only came on yearly 6cylinder cars drum and drum
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          RE: Not a 71/73 ?

          According to my reference (Hollander Interchange Manual), as it relates to the early Mustangs the 65-70 six cylinder Mustangs came with 4-lug wheels.

          Eight inch rears were used during the entire period (65 - 73), dependent to a certain degree on what engine was being used For example, most small blocks used the 8 inch while the high performance (289 Special, Boss 302, 4V 351 and big blocks) generally had the 9 inch.

          Keep in mind that there are many other Ford vehicles that used the 4 lug wheels and the 8 inch rear. They are all interchangeable.

          Hope this helps.

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            RE: Not a 71/73 ?

            (11-30-2010 09:35 PM)cobra3073 Wrote:  According to my reference (Hollander Interchange Manual), as it relates to the early Mustangs the 65-70 six cylinder Mustangs came with 4-lug wheels.

            Eight inch rears were used during the entire period (65 - 73), dependent to a certain degree on what engine was being used For example, most small blocks used the 8 inch while the high performance (289 Special, Boss 302, 4V 351 and big blocks) generally had the 9 inch.

            Keep in mind that there are many other Ford vehicles that used the 4 lug wheels and the 8 inch rear. They are all interchangeable.

            Hope this helps.

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              RE: Not a 71/73 ?

              (11-30-2010 09:35 PM)cobra3073 Wrote:  According to my reference (Hollander Interchange Manual), as it relates to the early Mustangs the 65-70 six cylinder Mustangs came with 4-lug wheels.

              Those will all have the 7 3/4" Hotchkiss type (integral carrier) rear axle, except, IIRC the 69-70 Mustang with 250-6. I believe it had the 4-lug 8" rear.
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                RE: Not a 71/73 ?

                EXCELLENT observation, Dennis.

                Just because the car has 4-lug wheels does NOT mean it has to have the 8-inch rear. The early six cylinder Mustang is a good case in point.

                BT
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