Re: Help Please
To Steve: were the 351M or 400 available in 84? I don't know for sure, but, if they weren't won't this make the engine's location different enough to force a change of transmission crossmember or modify the existing one which will probably move the tranny back any ways(maybe it will take up the 5 inch slack). These are just my wonderings. To Shovel: My Procomp Stage II is on an 89 F-150 with the M5OD tranny (second one) and I thought the clearance was a little close too. So far I havn't hit during normal operation or even at full droop when jumping, but, when I back up in 4WD in a situation that requires a does of torque (like I'm stuck) I have heard it wack the cross member. For some reason the Ford bushing on the tranny combined with motor mounts allows this to happen and I have been told I could fashion some sort of brace for the t-case so it could not flex as much and let this happen. I also believe part of this is related to rear axle wrap-the axle wraps and unloads it's force into the drive train-this is how stuff breaks-now on my second set of 4.56 gears in rear end due to the pinion shedding two and half teeth. Blah, Blah, Blah-sumpthin, sumpthin, sumpthin--whoaaa!!! Lost my mind again. Laters.