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Old 07-24-2005, 05:47 PM
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ford 9 inch under a 1930 model a

Hi guys,is a stock ford 9" fit under a model a 1930?or will i need to shorten the width?meaning will it stick out to far on the sides.thanks. Mike

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There are probably at least 20 different width 9" rears-
Your gonna have to break out a tape measure and get a rear that will work.
Other factors to be considered include wheel offset, wheel width, type and size brakes and a myriad of other variables.
Housings and axles are available from Currie and other vendors in custom wiidths and configurations for just about any application.
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Yes you will need to narrow a 9" for it to look right under a narrow car like a model A. There are some model A guys around here and I'm sure they can give you the correct width you'll need.
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9 inch alternative

You would do well to opt for an 8 inch out of a Maverick or some such body style. They are quite capable of taking a beating, and I have been told that a 28 spline 9 inch pumpkin will fit in an 8 inch rearend with some grinding on the housing. The axle splines are the same.
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time to measure

thanks guys,i'll get out the tape measure.Had chevys all my life,so the ford stuff is new to me.Lol!!!!
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The preferred Model A rear end is a V8 Maverick.
They are the 8 inch series.
They work fairly well in a light car on street tires.
They are 56 inches wide........measured this way.....



The 8 inch is not as desired as the 9 inch Ford. IMHO......

1) not as strong
2) lack of aftermarket support
3) not many Posi's available.......
4) factory gear selection is limited......

I prefer the 9 inch Ford........ALL of the above issues are non-existent

The down side is width.........the most narrow one is the 57 to 59 Ford passenger car rear. It is about 1 and 1/2 inches wider than the Maverick. They will go under a Model A but you have to pay attention to the wheel backspacing a lot lot closer....if you have fenders.

Or you can narrow the 57 to 59.
Moser and others do this
Axle housings narrowed for around $100 and about $75 per axle.

I just narrow 1 side of the housing and use a stock 65-66 Ford passenger car axle. It is just narrow enough to get the 57 rear down to the Maverick width......
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As Deuce mentioned,I'm using a 57 ford 9 inch in mine,felt it fit in real nice, however not running fenders also.
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