Ford 9" in a 57 chevy? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2003, 08:12 AM
Rodrunner's Avatar
Dream as if you'll live 4ever
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Roanoke, VA. The Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountians
Age: 55
Posts: 90
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post Ford 9" in a 57 chevy?

I'm building a stroker moter for my 57 chevy and I was thinking about putting a ford 9" rear end in it. It has the orig. rear end in it now and I don't know if it will hold up.
My questions are:
(1) Do you think the orig. rear end will hold up with the added torque and all?
(2) Should I put in a 9" or look for a 12 bolt?
(3) Are eather of these the right width for my car?
(4) I heard somewhere that you could get the gear ratio by turning the wheels and counting the revolutions of the tire and the drive shaft and deviding by something, Can you do it this way and what do you devide by?
Thanks! Rodrunner

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2003, 08:22 AM
EBlack36's Avatar
Rebuilt Excitment
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lansing, Ks
Age: 64
Posts: 595
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Currie Enterprises in California sells a 9 inch that is the correct width and has the pad in the correct place for stock springs, most of the 12 bolts are too wide unless you can get one from a early comaro or nova. I have a stock rear in my 57 with a 300hp 327 and do not have any problems and a friend of mine has a 383 stroker in his with the stock rear with no problems just be sure to put in new bearings and seals.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2003, 10:03 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Lone Star State (Houston area)
Posts: 1,189
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

I'm going to be installing a 74 Nova V8 rearend in my son's 57 Belair 2 dr Sedan in the next few weeks. It should be ""almost"" a bolt-in. I know I'll be removing the spring pads on the Nova and installing new ones. The u-joints are the same and if my measuring wasn't being used by an imbecile it should slide right back in.
Reason for changing rear? Bigger better brakes, improved highway ratio, this car car is driven daily. 327, AFB, Turbo 350, disc brakes in front, no power anything, great body.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2003, 02:31 PM

Last journal entry: JB's 37 Pickup
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Smoky Mountains
Age: 78
Posts: 2,358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Rodrunner, I have my 383 pulling a 57 rearend and I'm not concerned about it because it is so light the tires will light up way before reaching the breaking point. The 66-77 Bronco rears will work for you width wise, but I have not compared the pinion center to the axle flange of the two. The other thing is the 3.50 is the lowest number offered in the Bronco, but guess other 9" gears would work.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2003, 06:29 AM
Will's41's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Gulfport, MS
Posts: 74
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

I would use the 9 inch. I used to run a 56 chevy with a stock rear with a 373 posi. Let me tell you that when they come apart it is really somthing to see. I ran a 350/400 TCI and a 2500 stall. If the tires stick it will break. <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.