swithstang4 wrote:Just got a '90 SE, so is it using a 8.8" 3.27 differential? Does this mean it is a limited slip unit and will have a "clutch pack"? If so, I'm assuming it needs replacing on an 82k mile car. When I had my '94 Lightning I noticed a "one wheel peel" and remedied that with a new clutch pack and fluid with friction modifier from Ford. I don't plan on doing burnouts with my Lincoln or taking it down the 1/4, but my policy is if something's worn it gets replaced.
swithstang4 wrote:Am I reading the axle chart correctly? a "5" means its "conventional" and not trac-loc?
artbaileyjr wrote:...They are not Mustangs and the folks that originally owned them were generally affluent. If someone happened to get stuck in the mud once, they may have just dropped it off at the dealer and said: "Fix that!". You just never know.
artbaileyjr wrote:My below pictured "Shifty" decoded as a peg-leg on the certification label. Once I saw this, I was immediately on the prowl for a LSD. Sometime later I raised the rear to do something. I intended to rotate the tire/wheel for [whatever] reason and it wouldn't move. Confused; I took the car out of gear (I had converted it to a 5 speed) and both rear wheels moved together!
I crawled under the car and removed the tag from the cover bolt, and took it to the wire wheel, then shot an image of it and replaced it on the car. Sure enough, somewhere along the line, somehow a LSD got stuck under there. With over 100K on the clock, I decided to do the street racer, shade tree mechanic authorized and long recognized clutch pack test: One wheel in the dirt; one on asphalt! It left a nice black passing grade on the asphalt. (It dug a nice trench in the dirt as well. )
I've learned not to simply accept things at face value when it comes to these cars. They are not Mustangs and the folks that originally owned them were generally affluent. If someone happened to get stuck in the mud once, they may have just dropped it off at the dealer and said: "Fix that!". You just never know.
artbaileyjr wrote:Hmmm. Did I miss something in this thread about a 3.08, or was that just a general statement. <shrug>
I've never seen a 3.08 in an LSC either. Seems like Bill Blass territory only.
swithstang4 wrote:That was just a general statement. Nobody claimed a 3.08.
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