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Unread 09-28-2013, 11:28 PM   #46
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wsar10 thanks for the tips on wheels and tires. I love new sources.

Ravie here's a couple of pics of my 72 Coupe. A work in progress.
1:The Coupe
2: Rebuilt 302
3: Headers
4: Example of sand blasting parts
5: Powder coated rims

72mustangcoupe.jpg   302newmotor.jpg   302headers.jpg   72sandblast.jpg   72powder-coated.jpg  

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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:14 AM   #47
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OKAY IM TIRED OF IT NOW !!
I CALL BS ON THE WHOLE WJ PROJECT UNITL WE SEE PICS !!


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QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.


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Unread 10-03-2013, 11:27 PM   #48
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Rear Pinion Seal Change Made Easy - Dana 44a

First let me say two days for this job was TOOOO long. The job isn't that hard but having the right tools available is essential. Here is a short write up that hopefully saves someone time in the future.

Tools Required:
1: Degreaser
2: Wire Brush
3: 8mm socket
4: Bungee
5: Flat Head Screw Driver
6: Paint Pen
7: 34mm Socket
8: Impact Wrench
9: Seal Puller
10: Hammer

Steps:
1: Clean around the Pinion Seal (degreaser, sire brush)
2: Undo the 4 U-Joint bolts with the 8mm.
3: Hang the drive shaft to the side (this insures the shaft will align correctly during reassembly).
4: Clean all debris from around the nut and yoke saddle (wire brush, screw driver).
5: Mark Nut and Yoke position (Paint Pen - See picture below for example).
6: Remove the Pinion nut (34mm socket).
7: Separate the Yoke (flat head screwdriver will pry it out easily).
8: Remove Pinion Seal (seal remover).

Lessons Learned...
1: 34mm socket is available at auto parts stores - not tool stores.
2: Removing pinion nut is easier with a 1000 ft lb impact wrench. My 250 ft lb, useless, 400 ft lb, useless, 1000 ft lb, wrench successful.
3: After buying the new impact wrench (air tools) I learned plumbing for a 3/8" connector is different than the typical 1/4" connector. This took time to sort this out.
4: A seal removal tool is the fastest way to remove a seal. Skip the screwdriver and all those other things. Just go all in with a $10 tool.

If I had this to do again it would take me less than 1 hour.
pinionbearing1.jpg

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Unread 10-10-2013, 12:20 AM   #49
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Got the wheels and tires upgraded today. Wrapped the rims in some new Wrangler Duratrac's then plasti-dipped the wheels in flat black. I'm happy with the results.
245/75/16 - Tucks just inside the wells without rubbing.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #50
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You got the 245/75's to fit at stock height? Or did I miss something?
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Unread 10-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #51
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You got the 245/75's to fit at stock height? Or did I miss something?
You didn't miss anything. They fill the space completely.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #52
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I had 265's on mine which where the exact same height which had no issues with rubbing.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #53
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I had 265's on mine which where the exact same height which had no issues with rubbing.
265 on stock ht? I have a set of 265 in the garage waiting on my BB. If I can fit them now I might as well. Theyre taking up space.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #54
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265 on stock ht? I have a set of 265 in the garage waiting on my BB. If I can fit them now I might as well. Theyre taking up space.
265 is the width, not height. So the height depends on the second and third number. Basically a 245-75-16 will not fit on stock height. Go online and look at tire size calculators. Basically anything that equates to a size larger than 29" will rub without trimming
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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #55
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265 is the width, not height. So the height depends on the second and third number. Basically a 245-75-16 will not fit on stock height. Go online and look at tire size calculators. Basically anything that equates to a size larger than 29" will rub without trimming
The second and third number, so why wouldnt 265 75 16 fit if my stock tire is 225 75 16. if its just wider.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #56
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The second and third number, so why wouldnt 265 75 16 fit if my stock tire is 225 75 16. if its just wider.
75 is a percentage of the first number. Not a direct size. So 75% of 225mm is less than 75% of 265mm. Last number is the rim size obviously. The 75 is the height of the sidewall

The 225 sidewall would be roughly 169mm
The 265 being roughly 199

169mm = 6.65in. 6.65x2+16 =29.3" tire
199mm = 7.83in. 7.83x2+16 =31.7" tire
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:32 PM   #57
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Ahh ok, this is one thing ive been meaning to learn, so what would the largest tire id be able to rud do you think,
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #58
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Ahh ok, this is one thing ive been meaning to learn, so what would the largest tire id be able to rud do you think,
Someone should make a thread about that.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-post-1304102/
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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #59
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I was surprised mine were 265's. Not sure what the sidewalls were though as it was a year ago. When I compared the height to the duratrac 245/75/16's though, they were exactly the same height.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #60
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sounds like what your doing with my 2004 BMW 325i i just got, very neglected, came into the dealer i work at not even running, guy got rid of it to me for $300, im about $1500 into parts so far, and some free used stuff laying around the garage
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