I posted on here before about how I am putting a Cadillac 500 in a 65 Mustang and we are making good progress on the project but I have a few questions about the rear end, first is it possible to shorten the Cadillac rearend, I have a 75 CDV, and if it is possible would it be reasonable to do this or would it be better to just get a rear end that fits my car? I don't know what the gear ratio in the Cadillac is, so if someone knows, would that same ratio work for the Mustang or would I have to use something different? Thanks in advance.
You have the choice of rear ends. Is the 69 leaf or coil? The Fox body 8.8 is strong and inexpensive and I think it goes in the early Mustangs fairly well. A major question is width. If you can find something close in width it's a lot cheaper than having one narrowed.
Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
Re: Cadillac Rear End
I find it odd that you are capable of an engine swap and dont know about narrowing a rear end? To your point, I would find an early Lincoln Versaille rear end. Its a nine inch to handle the torque,
Ford bolt circle and has disc brakes as well. If your check book can handle it, you can modify anything.
You'll never get a reply to a thread that has been dead for 6 years, and your question has nothing to do with engines. As soon as you show site activity again, I'll move this to the proper Classic Cadillac forum.
Please update your profile to show proper information and time zone - I'll go activate your account now.
Engines thread closed - please go up to the Classic Cadillac Forum ^^^.