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Old 10-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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1965 Mustang 200ci drive shaft and axle

I have a 1965 mustang 200ci 6 cylinder and I am going to upgrade the rear axle and the whole car to five lug. First question is should I use an 8 inch or a 9 inch rear axle. Second question is if I change the rear axle do I need to change the driveshaft. Thanks

This car may later be upgraded to a 289 but the plans for now are to keep the 200ci 6. Thanks
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I have a 1965 mustang 200ci 6 cylinder and I am going to upgrade the rear axle and the whole car to five lug. First question is should I use an 8 inch or a 9 inch rear axle. Second question is if I change the rear axle do I need to change the driveshaft. Thanks

This car may later be upgraded to a 289 but the plans for now are to keep the 200ci 6. Thanks
Just use an 8.8 out of a newer Fox Body Mustang along with some 5 bolt axles.
Yes, you will probably need to change the driveshaft.
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Will that handle the v8 power if at some point I do decide to do an engine swap?
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Will that handle the v8 power if at some point I do decide to do an engine swap?
Yes, the 8.8 was first used in the Mustangs from 79-95 and it continues to be used in Mustangs today. There are some pretty powerful V8 Mustangs using the 8.8, so you won't have any problems with it behind your V8.
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I have a 68 with a 200 I put a 8" in and I didn't have to get my drive shaft re-tubed
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Did you upgrade the motor or kept the 200?

---------- Post added at 09:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:34 AM ----------

Also did u have a manual trans or automatic trans?
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I haven't upgraded the motor yet I left it with the 200 and it's an automatic
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