Damn It...

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by sen2two, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. sen2two

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    DSCN0438.JPG DSCN0440.JPG I finally got around to doing my 3.73 swap and after breaking down the explorer rear for the ring and pinion, and then the fox 8.8 to swap them over, I noticed the differential in the fox rear had rust on the spider gears!

    This was a spare rear I had sitting in the garage for a while, but it has oil in it and I did not expect this... I first thought about soaking it in all kinds pof stuff and trying to save it. But I think it's just not worth it. Unless some old school guy here has a way to get it done...?

    So now i am on the hunt for a differential. I thought about just using the one in my fox. But it's my daily driver and I can't have any unwanted hold ups like this. Plus, the chassis has over 350k miles on it. And I am sure the rear has never been touched.
     
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  2. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor
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    Disassemble it, wire brush it, put it all back together and ride on my friend.
     
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    That's what I was thinking, but I am unsure if there is any pitting, And I am doubting the clutches are any good...
     
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  4. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry?
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    I would do as noobz says. Clean them up and rock and roll. Add some new clutches and you are good as new!
     
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