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Help Me Identify the Rear Axle in my project?

Attached are the pictures of the Ford Rear Axle Housing I have as part of my project. (27 T Touring).
Problem is I have no idea what this Rear Housing would have come out of.
I need to identify P/N's for the Axle Seals, Brake Drums and all the related Brake Parts.

If my uploaded pictures did not work, please email me at
bcountryman@cox.net if you can help..

Thanks,

Bud
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Definitely looks like a Ford 8" to me. Can't tell which one but the chunk certainly is an 8" based on the pics you posted.
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Ford 9"

These sites may be able to help you getwhat you need to know.
http://www.maliburacing.com/ford_9_i..._nine_inch.htm
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...ch/index.shtml
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Attached are the pictures of the Ford Rear Axle Housing I have as part of my project. (27 T Touring).
Problem is I have no idea what this Rear Housing would have come out of.
I need to identify P/N's for the Axle Seals, Brake Drums and all the related Brake Parts.

If my uploaded pictures did not work, please email me at
bcountryman@cox.net if you can help..

Thanks,

Bud

Sure. This is a Ford 8 (eight) inch rear end.
Because of the egg crate ribs on the chunk it is a 66 or later and has the oil fill plug on the side of the chunk by the pinion shaft. The housing has no fill hole on the rear so it too is a 66 or later. It is probably 57 1/2 inches wide wheel to wheel and has 3 inch axle tubes as most Fords (spring width is the same) and it has 10 inch drum brakes. Necked down axle tubes at 2 1/2 came on original Mustangs, Comet, Falcons. These things make it a 66-69 Fairlane, Falcon, or Mustang, or a 70s Granada or Maverick. All the 10 inch brake parts work, just watch to be sure that the shoe width is correct for the drums. They could be 1 7/8 to 2 1/2 wide depending on application. Wheel cylinders interchange but I am not sure of the diameter without looking. On a T I think that I would stay on the small side of wheel cylinder diameters. A good master cylinder to use is the 79 only Mustang manual brake cylinder made of aluminum. It is the only Fox cylinder that is in inches not metric thread. The Granada cylinder will work well but is larger diameter and looks ancient made of iron. 8 inch rear ends have the same seal, sealed ball bearing, and axles as the light duty nine inch Ford rears.

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Thanks for the help..

Thanks for the help guys, this was exactly the type of information I needed to make my repair.

You know how it is when you walk into a local parts store, year make and model or they are no help...
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You didn't mention your front brakes, but if either 10 inch drums or 11 inch disks I would try the appropriate Granada/Maverick combination valve (proportioning valve) for the front brake type.

Also in the picture of your measuring the bolt circle, there seems to be an awfully lot of texture on the face of the flange. That is normally a machined surface that the brake drum sits on. You should scrape all that paint off that flange or you could get a lot of brake wobble. If that is rust pits, I would have a machine shop take about .005 off the flange to get it true. You don't have to remove all the pits.

Your backing plate looks like the one for 2 inch wide shoes. The 2 1/2 is different.

An easy way for novices to tell a Ford 8 from a 9 is to look at the two bottom bolts that hold the chunk in the housing. If you can get a deep socket on them it is an 8. If an open end wrench is required, it is a 9.

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Axle Paint and Pits

its just paint with a small amount of pitting that was magnified by the camera and flash.
I just looked, and think I will take your advice and pull the axles, replace the studs and make sure that surface is clean.

Thanks again....
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its just paint with a small amount of pitting that was magnified by the camera and flash.
I just looked, and think I will take your advice and pull the axles, replace the studs and make sure that surface is clean.

Thanks again....

Your welcome

In the days before the internet, it took me a long time of looking and confusion to learn the simple differences. I even discovered the way to tell a Ford posi from an open.... and got my methods in several magazines.

Posi= look at the ring gear bolts which sometimes can be seen through the fill hole. If the bolt heads are recessed into the carrier about 1/4 inch on their inner arc, then it is a Ford posi. On open rears the bolts are in the "flat" all around.

Glad to help.
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