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Old 10-05-2001, 09:27 AM
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Post Rear end for 67 Firebird 400

Hi,

I'm building a 500HP/460ftlbs engine for my 67 Firebird 400. I'm also replacing the 4-speed Muncie with a Richmond 6-speed.
My question is about he rear end. I need a rear end which will be well matched to the increased power I am generating with the new engine. Which rear end would be the best for this arrangement? I would like something that is easy to install (maybe not possible) and can be fitted with disc brakes. Would it be best to get a custom rear end or one from a wrecked car or truck? What is the most popular choice for this car (if there is one)

Thanks for your help,

Steve.

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Old 10-06-2001, 04:19 PM
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Hi, A decent Ford 9 inch narrowed to fit would be the obvious choice, it`ll handle the power quite readily. Why go for disc brakes.....11 inch drums will be more than able to stop your bird. Besides it will be a cheaper venture with drums. Upgrade the fronts with 10 or 11 inch discsfor good stopping power.
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Hi, Currie Enterprises in Anaheim Ca (714-528-6957)will build you a 9 inch anyway you want it, just give them the information, when you get it, just bolt it in........
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I agree with Hotrodder, I have a Currie built 9 in Ford in my 700 HP Pro Street car. They are good people to work with. They will design and build what ever you need for your application. I have had no problems with there piece.

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If you can , buy the currie rear end just the way you want it If you are like Most of us $4500 is over your budget then search the junk yards for a ford 9' and narrow it your self . Ford 9" rear is easy . You'll have to have axels made But thats easy . Hears what i did
Ford 9" rear end from junkyard 250.00
2 mosher axles-new-------------125.00 ea
machine shop conversion /disc 35.00
cadilic disc brakes / junkyard -75.00
machine shop narrow hosing 25.00
With a little work Total 635.00
Hope this helps you decide

If you want to see my rear check out my web site My 38 chevy wmalm1@nycap.rr.com
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I also recommend the Ford 9 inch differential assy.If you can find a Lincoln Versialle in a bone yard near you it will give you the rear disc setup you need to stop you at high speeds too.They only made them for a few years so it may be a job to find one but you will have your 9 inch with disc brakes already on it.Good Luck!
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