Cochise

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  1. Cindy

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    Thanks, Richard!
     
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    ...so me and Unclebrad hung out for awhile today, and he grabbed the ol' carb cleaner and we uncovered the door plate code on Cochise. here are the before and after. No wonder I couldn't see it, but also I'm kinda blind without my glasses, lol.... 15037271_1296704630380423_4576142867025834100_n.jpg
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    ...course it also woulda helped if my friend woulda gotten the whole plate in the original pic, lol....
     
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    so....we figured it would be the C4 so there's the W. If someone could explain to me the 6 for the axle code, I'd sure appreciate it.
     
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    Brad and I had fun talking about our cars and comparing stuff. Here are our cars getting acquainted.
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    6 is a 3.00:1 "conventional" differential (as opposed to a traction lock). You might also want to ID whether it's an 8" or a 9". There are 2 easy ways to tell, depending on your point of view. From the rear, if the "banjo" shaped part of the housing is just round and smooth, it's an 8". It it has a bump that sticks out that resembles a portion of a donut being dipped into a cup of coffee...then it's 9". From the front, if the bottom 2 nuts that hold the housing in place can be accessed with a socket, it's an 8"...and if it requires use of a wrench (due to clearance with the pinion housing) it's a 9".
     
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    Good info, thanks Basstrix! I have been told it is a 9" but I will still check it out. I like the way you described it so even "I" can figure it out! lol....
     
  7. Cindy

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    ....'course, now Im thinking about coffee and donuts.....
     
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    lol....I haven't had a donut in ages, but for some strange reason, it's sounding really yummy about now....especially with some dark roast coffee
     
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    Interesting. In that Mustang Decoder book I have, all the open axles are numbered except A-E, then all the LS diffs start with J and are only letter codes. Unfortunately, it doesn't differentiate between 8" and 9" diffs.
     
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    Mine doesn't differentiate between 8 or 9" either.
     
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    Should be a tin tag with all the info on one of the studs holding the carrier in the housing. First numbers closest to the nut will be the gear ratio followed by an 8 or 9 showing what size the rear is.
     
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    IMG_20161109_190342682-1024 (Orig 57 Enlarged).jpg Here's a pic of the two carriers, 9" on the left and nearly circular; 8" on the right is squarish.
     
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    ...so the 6 means it's a 3.00:1 conventional differential..? And i gotta see if it's a 8 or a 9....okay.....
     
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    Decoding VIN (9K48F103383):
    Code:
    Digit  | Usage     | VIN     | Decoded
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    1      | Year      | 9       | 1969
    2      | Plant     | K       | Kansas City, MO
    3-4    | Series    | 48      | Ford Ranchero 500 2-door truck
    5      | Engine    | F       | V8 302-2v 220hp (9.5:1cr)
    6-11   | Serial #  | 103383  | 103383
    Decoding Door Plate:
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    Item   | Value     | Decoded
    -------+-----------+-----------------------------------------
    Body   | 66B       | Ranchero 500
    Color  | I         | Medium Lime Metallic (or Lime Gold)
    Trim   | 5A        | Black Comfortweave (Luxury)
    Date   | 23H       | August 23
    DSO    | 71        | Los Angeles, CA
    Axle   | 6         | 3.00:1 (non-locking)
    Trans  | W         | C-4 Automatic
    
     
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    Thank you, Mike!
     
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    You are welcome.
     
  18. Cindy

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    Thank you, Carl. Those places are great, just a bit far from me, but still worth the trip. The ones I grew up with, the "mom n pop" ones, are all gone. But at least there are still a few like this.
     
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    The only problem with these "u-pull-it" style yards is that 20 years ago, they brought the business model of allowing a vehicle an allotted spot and based on how many cars were coming in, the cars were 'cycled through,' then pulled and crushed. There are soooo many things I would've pulled and bought if I simply had the money. I would've even had the Cougar front end I so desperately wanted to snag, and by the time I had my next paycheck, it was gone. Several sets of '70s wheels slipped through my fingers. All kinds of parts that, even if I couldn't use them, I'm sure some would've sold here. At the same token, I was able to get parts for the 351W/C4 swap, and countless other parts for several other cars, but the vast majority are already gone, and pretty much we now have to rely on each other.
     
  20. Cindy

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    It's the little things...before n after... 14639724_1290298921020994_7577239613634580416_n.jpg
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