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unclebill 11-16-2012 06:39 AM

what is this FORD rear end called?
 
we installed this ford car 9" rear when we built my 27 rod.
the fill plug was added by someone in this rears past.
what is this rear end called?
THANKS FELLAS!



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unclebill 11-16-2012 07:14 AM

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...s/IMG_0082.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...s/IMG_0084.jpg

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delawarebill 11-16-2012 07:54 AM

9" rear ???
 
i'm dense today.. i don't understand your question.. its a ford 9" and the bolted in front section is called a 3rd member.. also who ever welded that plug in.... did it way too high.

big gear head 11-16-2012 09:21 AM

Looks like a '57 Ford car 9 inch rear end with the WAR or WAB case.

632Mantis 11-18-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by delawarebill (Post 1611878)
also who ever welded that plug in.... did it way too high.


It's just a FILL plug. The 9" has a level-hole in the 3rd member on the drivers side. So as long as there is room above the rear-end, it's fine.

Irelands child 11-18-2012 07:02 PM

It's a 9-3/8 differential, not a 9"

cobalt327 11-18-2012 07:22 PM

I tend to agree that it's a 9". The 9-3/8" 3rd. member has (at least the ones I have seen) a downward curve to the topmost horizontal cast-in reinforcement rib. I once pulled one of these out of a hearse we had in our 'yard thinking it was a 9", spent the best part of a day digging a spider hole to work down under the damned thing (I was like 12 at the time). Finally got it out and hauled up to the shop. My Dad just shook his head.

The housing has two different ends on it: one earlier, one later.

big gear head 11-19-2012 08:40 AM

It's a 9 inch, not the 9 3/8. I've got several of the 9 3/8 chunks and cobalt is right about the top rib turning down at the end. That is either the WAR or WAB case, which are the weakest of all the 9 inch cases. The '57 to '64 9 inch rear ends were not as strong as the '65 and later rear ends. The housings got stronger in '65 and the later cases had more material around the pinion pilot bearing.

cobalt327 11-19-2012 11:07 AM

Hey unclebill, would you mind if I used one of your photos in the Crankshaft Coalition wiki?

unclebill 11-19-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by cobalt327 (Post 1613190)
Hey unclebill, would you mind if I used one of your photos in the Crankshaft Coalition wiki?

PLEASE DO.
maybe someone will find it useful.

cobalt327 11-19-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by unclebill (Post 1613311)
PLEASE DO.
maybe someone will find it useful.

Much appreciated.:thumbup:


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