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I have got my bird up to 110ish and I never got a any vibration from the drive line? How can you tell wen to swap it out? Or is it just for prevention? Eric
 

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I have looked for drivelines and beside a 100.00 MKVIII from a 93. I can find a composit driveline. I know that DennisR sells MMG for 500.00 or something...Eric
 

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The MM driveshaft from Dennis is the one to get (As long as you don't have a ghey, prone to failure T-45 :tongue: ). The Mark VIII shaft is better as far as the bending and breaking goes but it is not up to deal with the vibes like the MM shaft can. I have both a '98 Mark VIII and a slightly modfyied '94 Cougar and they both have the Mark VIII shafts and over 70MPH they start to give me the vibes so I will install the MM I have sitting in my office on the Cat when I drop the motor back in. I will get another Dennis driveshaft for the Mark when I install the KB blower.

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Thanks Scott,
It is so important to do things the right way the first time. I bought a Superchip for 300.00 and it was the worst mistke ever. Now I am only buying the best parts for my master plan. A 13.00 sec T-bird...Eric
 

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Dr. FrankenCougie said:
(As long as you don't have a ghey, prone to failure T-45 :tongue: ).

Now, now.



I will get another Dennis driveshaft for the Mark when I install the KB blower.
I'll go ahead and order one now, but only if you promise not to whine... Does that make me the first middleman, or the second middleman, or maybe the middle middleman????



Eric,

I look forward to watching you on your 13 second journey. Having been down that route along with several others, we will be happy to help you along the way. The driveshaft is a bit under $500 and a must. In terms of other drive train mods, I'd recommend a PI 3000 or higher stall converter, single disc is fine (3200 - 3600 will still be very streetable).. you can do it with the Mark TC, but most who have done it that way, have upgraded to a higher stall, and state they wish they had done so sooner. J-mod the trans at a minimum, I went with Reinhart's J-spec bullet-proof racing trans and am happy I did because it is built for major power which I plan to add someday. Alternatively you can build one up to the specs yourself according to the tech articles by in the Drive Train section. And at the end of the line, the Cobra aluminum 3.73 pumpkin is the way to go for your rear end upgrade. The stock half shafts will hold up ok under 13 second power...

Good Luck, enjoy the ride
-mike
 

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my new idea has bene cobra half shafts but idk if they work for bird or not....like.......using them and all..those would be good.....for.......a god load of power
 
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