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Jake

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MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« on: November 24, 2006, 09:20:57 PM »
Heres a pic of Raxels (lower) and MK VIII axels (top). Raxels are
$675 , get MKVIII's from a reputable salvage yard for much less. Raxels are
some what overkill till you get to 500 HP, then worth it but I will
never be there, and saveover 400 bux....

Well, the MK VIII halfshafts were kinda rusty/dirty, but thats what a
salvage yard piece is gonna be like....In the process of cleaning
them up ,m...., I decided to throw a little paint on them to retard
further rusting... j.:moe: suggested powder coating with alum/
silver.... but that would have taken waaaay long, and also required
dissassembly/re-assembly (PITA), and really not worth it ... wuz
gonna use black, but the only rustoleum in the paint locker was
International Orange..... So I thinks to meself; "WTF! Thats a MANLY
COLOR! and a lot less gay than what certain other 'Automotive
Decorators' would use with their powder coating ways"...... :D
Anyhow, who in their right mind checks the bottom of a car?Thus, my
new screaming orange halfshafts!just thought you might get akick
outa them... If ya post them anyplace , just remember : International
orange IS a MANLY color!!

My trusty vernier caliper tells me the MK VIII half shafts on
the bottom are 1/8" thicker than the Birdies on the top, and those
new Orange bad boys are in.....


Thing is you have to be careful as some salvage books show all the half shafts as
interchangeable   measure your stock t_bird's, either the S/C or MK VIII:s will have
that extra meat on them
« Last Edit: November 29, 2006, 10:55:10 PM by Jake »
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 09:07:01 PM »
New paint on the axles is good!  :D



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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 06:24:47 AM »
Nice.   :bowa:
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 07:12:37 AM »
Doing the mod this week but with Super Coupe axles.
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 03:50:26 PM »
 LOOKS LIKE HEMI ORANGE !!! :afto2: :afto2: :afto2: ;D ;D :first:
LETS GO CRUISING!!!!

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 07:00:09 AM »
Mine are black!
 :P
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 10:48:44 AM »
LIKE YOUR " HEART " >:( :o >:D
LETS GO CRUISING!!!!

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 09:10:28 PM »
That is not nice.  You need to go to anger management!
 :help:
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 11:07:19 AM »
Rodeo Joe hows everything going. Long time no see. We need to get together with the little guy (Jon) I got a sub frame assembly from a Mark VIII the pinion is being done the frame is getting reinforced and powder coated. I have the half shafts but may need the raxles. Still need a tranny and the blower. 
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 05:00:23 PM »
Is Joe back????  :hide:

Why you buying Raxels?  If you read all the posts the SC and Msrk VII  are better.! Hey new is good, but I hear some say the quality has dropped...
 :-\
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 02:23:01 AM »
Very nice article.

So I presume these axles have more splines ?

Are they actually a bigger diameter shaft too ?  OOPS I see where you said they are.

I missed it first time.

AWESOME.

I know where there is a 93.

Great   post !!!

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 09:32:22 PM »
If you find a 95+ MarkVIII LSC model with a traction-lok snatch the whole rear.  Check out the sticker on the door jam to be safe:

T-Bird/ Cougars
8...2.73:1 Conventional or open differential
M...2.73:1 Traction-Lok
Y...3.08:1 Conventional
Z...3.08:1 Traction-Lok
5...3.27:1 Conventional
E...3.27:1 Traction-Lok
W5...3.27:1 Conventional
XE...3.27:1 Traction-Lok
9...3.31:1 Conventional
2...3.55:1 Conventional
K...3.55:1 Traction-Lok
6...3.73:1 Conventional
W...3.73:1 Traction-Lok

Mark VIII
4...3.42:1 Conventional
5...3.27:1 Conventional possibly Traction-Lok for 95+ Mark VIII's
A7...3.07:1 Conventional
31...3.31:1 Conventional
34...3.27:1 Conventional

I found a Mark VIII rear once but decided to leave it because it was conventional.  It is best to look at the rear it's self and verify.  For example, if you think you found the elusive 95 look at the space between the 3 and 27 for a ďLĒ which is for a Traction-Lok.
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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2013, 11:42:00 PM »
COOL


I already added a Ford clutch type posi/traction lok to my Bird.
My mechanic was a Ford tech for many years so he made sure it's tight.

WORKS GREAT !

Just wish I went with the 373's instead of the 355. :doh:

Should have listened to everyone.

WAS A MISTAKE.

So.............If I change it........which I prolly will.
I'm going to get the Richmond gears  389  just to have a lil advantage on the 373 guys. :-X

*Still pissed at myself for going with the 355

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2013, 11:44:59 PM »
Do the 93 Marks have the bigger axles ?


When I can afford to do upgrades...........I'm still doing the ones for that motor I hope to one day drop in.

Until then..........I'll still drive a mostly stock Bird that handles great/looks good and will be ready for the engine exchange.

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Re: MK VIII axels (Half shafts actually)
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 09:07:45 AM »
Yes the 93 is a MK VIII and has the axles in this article.
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM