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Old 09-04-2006, 07:52 PM
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How to identify 9"

OK, I got a buddy That has a rear end out of a 1964 ford fairlane. He says he thinks its a 9' ford. As far as the measurments he gave me With a little finess I plan on putting it in my 79 camaro and mini tubing it. Is there anyone that knows if this was a option in 64 on the V8 fairlanes and if so how can you tell?

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if it is a 9" the Id tag should tell. there is 1 of the bottom bolts that on an 8" you can use a socket but on a 9" you can use only a wrench, but I can't remember what bolt it is. '64 was offered with a 9", tho rare. 8" was standard with V8's
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Im not sure on any of this stuff but maybe you can school me. is the 9" mean the ring gear size, what is the diff between the 8" and 9"., Are the housings the same? And do you have any idea what rear end would be in the 6 cylinder 3 speed 64 fairlanes.
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http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm



Here is a link,your buddy probably has an eight.
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Another side-by-side pic:

http://www.ridgenet.net/~biesiade/Fordrears.html
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Thanks for the info.

That helps alot


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Here's the easiest way, it even works for a blind person.

If you can get a socket/ratchet on the lower two bottom housing bolts below the driveshaft/differential pinion then it is an EIGHT.
A NINE requires an end wrench only since a socket will not fit.

For Ford posi identification when you have the chunk out of the housing, look at the ring gear bolts. If the bolts are recessed it is a posi. If the bolts are on a flat surface it is an open.

A simple well kept secret

Oh ya, the light duty nine and the eight both use identical axles and bearings.
In the 70s the axles got slightly fatter but still interchange if the wheel flange to wheel flange distance is the same. Eights were all 57 1/2 inches same as the big Fords 57 >. Even the MII is the same.

I keep hearing rumors that the Maverick was 1 inch narrower but I have never seen one that was.
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The only Fairlane...

coupe that got a 9" rear was the T-Bolt...
the wagons could have had either...

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coupe that got a 9" rear was the T-Bolt...
the wagons could have had either...

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The 63-65 Fairlane hipo cars had 9 inch rears with tapered axle housings (2 1/2 inches diameter)

Never saw a wagon with a factory 9 inch.
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