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What rear end is in my 64?

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64 Thunderbolt
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What rear end is in my 64?

What rear end is in my 64 Fairlane 500?
It was a 6 cylinder auto car?
It looks like a 9 inch but I don't know. It has 2 dimples with the filler hole in the rear of it just like a 9 inch for that era would have.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:24 pm 
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John64
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if it has never been changed out, it is a 8" rear.

check out http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm for the differences between 8" and 9"
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:31 pm 
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64 Thunderbolt
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John, Thanks for the help. Thats what I thought it probably was but wasn't sure.
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Post Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:05 pm 
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roger
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8" longevity

Just a hint- If your making 200-300hp your stock 8" will live, & with mods avail. from Currie enterprizes you can make that little 8" live to 350 + hp.
I kept my stock 63;s 8" up to 400hp (347 stroker-455hp/412t.lbs) & it held together until I started stupid launches, (foot breaking, but the final kill - a big tire for traction killed it)
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SD44
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Just curious, what is it usually that breaks down in a smaller rearend when it goes? I've never torn a backend up. Is it the ring gear? Side gears? splines?
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Post Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:18 pm 
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roger
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breakage

In my case, axles, The last, Bear axles, 28 spline, but, hardened, held up & are still good as far as I know, switched out the 8" for an Explorer 8.8" a # of years ago.
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64 Thunderbolt
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I'm going to have a 428 in it with a 5 speed.
Don't think I'm going to takeany chances with the 8".
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Post Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:45 pm 
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mygirls63
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quote:
Originally posted by SD44:
Just curious, what is it usually that breaks down in a smaller rearend when it goes? I've never torn a backend up. Is it the ring gear? Side gears? splines?


Pinion, spiders, carrier most commonly.
Axles are the same as a standard 9", 20 splines.
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1963 Fairlane Mini tub 10pt cage New 408" C4 Canfield 195CC heads Comp solid roller Victor Jr. 9" w/4.11? gears Moser spool & 35 spline axles. www.marksullense85carburetors.com

Post Fri May 17, 2013 10:44 pm 
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mygirls63
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quote:
Originally posted by 64 Thunderbolt:
I'm going to have a 428 in it with a 5 speed.
Don't think I'm going to takeany chances with the 8".


Yes. Too much torque (Torque breaks parts,not HP) and the 5 speed will shred it if you make hard launches with a sticky tire.
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1963 Fairlane Mini tub 10pt cage New 408" C4 Canfield 195CC heads Comp solid roller Victor Jr. 9" w/4.11? gears Moser spool & 35 spline axles. www.marksullense85carburetors.com

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