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Old 11-29-2008, 12:34 PM
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Yeah true, they say it came out of a salvage car, you'd have thought they may have the brake parts. If they get back to me and the width is good i'll ask about the brakes.



I didn't know that so i haven't looked into it but now i know i will as there are loads of Volvo over here and finding a 9" ford axle that's not over priced may be hard. Thanks
Maybe you should be the resident "expert" on Volvo's as you are in the land of Volvos, and keep us all informed!!

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Old 11-30-2008, 04:54 AM
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I'd rather not spend my time getting to know Volvo's inside out

I did actually have a couple of 60's Volvo Amazons about 8 years ago and the GT version was fun but i only really liked them because they were pretty much the closest car you could get looks wise to a vintage American cars... now i've worked my way up to own the real thing(or 4 )

i'm guessing a late 80's estate Volvo would be the one to get an axle off as it might have disc brakes. just hope they are heavy duty enough.
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Is the Estate the only one with disc brakes, and what is the width?
Does the driveshaft hook up to the rear end with a U-joint or a a flange?
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Is the Estate the only one with disc brakes, and what is the width?
Does the driveshaft hook up to the rear end with a U-joint or a a flange?
I have found someone breaking a 740 Estate on english ebay and have asked if it has disc brakes, i found a spec sheet and it says the rear track width is 57.5", Tracks centre of wheels to centre of the wheels isn't it? if so i guess it depends on the wheel offset...

any information anyone has on this would be great, i can't find any English Hotrod forums that may offer info on this, i guess i could try the Volvo forums and just keep the fact i'm thinking of using it on a Chevy as i can imagine they are the kind of people that would get upset about such things

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I have to second any good words above on using the 9" Ford. While I'm aware that your local UK scrap yard wont have too many, the fact that they are so prevalent here in the US from everything from cars like my AVATAR to the 850Hp NASCAR race cars and most drag race cars. You get into one offs like a Volvo then you get into future service problems - parts. As far as final gear ratios - any thing from ~2.5 to 7.5 to 1 is available for a 9". Many parts suppliers from Speedway, Summit, Jegs and Currie. There are many disc brake conversions available - Wilwood, Baer, SSBC, late Ford Explorers and more. I'm using a Wilwood assembly on my '57 9" round back though it did require some minor mods to work. Even with the much poorer .65 UK Sterling to $1 exchange rate, it is still fairly advantageous to buy here and ship there. The NSRA UK web site have several good posts on shipping and saving money.



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I have to second any good words above on using the 9" Ford. While I'm aware that your local UK scrap yard wont have too many, the fact that they are so prevalent here in the US from everything from cars like my AVATAR to the 850Hp NASCAR race cars and most drag race cars. You get into one offs like a Volvo then you get into future service problems - parts. As far as final gear ratios - any thing from ~2.5 to 7.5 to 1 is available for a 9". Many parts suppliers from Speedway, Summit, Jegs and Currie. There are many disc brake conversions available - Wilwood, Baer, SSBC, late Ford Explorers and more. I'm using a Wilwood assembly on my '57 9" round back though it did require some minor mods to work. Even with the much poorer .65 UK Sterling to $1 exchange rate, it is still fairly advantageous to buy here and ship there. The NSRA UK web site have several good posts on shipping and saving money.
I would much rather use a ford axle if i can get my hands on one. does anyone know anywhere in the LA area that i may be able to get one from as the car is still at my shippers there so i can get it put inside or at least in the container with it. or somewhere that will ship it to LA for me from somewhere else in the US?

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I would much rather use a ford axle if i can get my hands on one. does anyone know anywhere in the LA area that i may be able to get one from as the car is still at my shippers there so i can get it put inside or at least in the container with it. or somewhere that will ship it to LA for me from somewhere else in the US?

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....ain't cheap, but good stuff: http://www.currieenterprises.com/

....another: http://www.9inchfactory.com/
A buddy has one of his - nice part

Then, from EBay - USA:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...spagenameZWD1V

...and these folks often have 9" parts: http://www.racingjunk.com/

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i have a 41 chevy 72 nova rear and 350 turbo trans works great.
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are explorers common over there?
59.5 wide and sometimes rear disc's.....
get the driveshaft too.

find a lot over here with posi's and 3.73 gears.
31 spline axles too.
good for your OD trans....
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