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Old 09-30-2007, 05:10 PM
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9" drain plug

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I had kind of a stupid question. My 9" rear end never had a drain plug on it and I wanted to add one to help with the maintenance factor, but have no idea where to do it. Should I just drill a hole, tap it then get the type they use for trannys. Or does someone out there make a specific kit for the ford 9" rear end?

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I have bought a bung ... drilled a 7/8 inch hole and then welded the bung to the housing ... but I would ONLY do this to a empty housing ... not one with the axles and center section still in it.

Most places that work on 9 inch Ford housings sells the bungs.

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I had an irritating slow leak from the drain in a FAB-9 housing when I just replaced the lost plug with a pipe plug that would never get tight enough to seal, it wanted to thread clear through; ordered another plug from Alston. Found the plugs are slightly tapered to make a tight, leak free plug.
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