Be careful not to push the pin in too far; it needs to be centered in the differential case so that the through hole aligns with the retention bolt shown. The inside diameter is different between the two to accommodate the different pinion gear shaft sizes. Fox-body axles use a four-lug wheel pattern. With the transmission in park, rotate one tire forward and watch the direction of the other tire. A second set of hands helps, but I have been able to do it by myself; it just takes more time and patience. The Ford friction modifier can be purchased from a local Ford dealer or performance parts shops, such as Summit Racing or Jegs.
We did not have any ring gear bolts to check to see if they were different as well. Notice that this pinion gear thrust washer is in place between the pinion and the differential case. Be sure you understand the pops if you are going to use the thicker pack values. It features a clutch plate pack that is premeasured and has the correct shims, which takes the measuring and guesswork out of the process. That is the gear I have in my 51 chevy. Similarly, the Dana 35 and 44 models have ten bolts with different cover and gasket shapes.
The numbers can also tell you what car the rearend came in, though you need to look up the info online or in a Ford manual, as there are thousands of codes. Can't wait to give this 8. So looking at the axle tag above, you can see it's a 3. You can buy aftermarket 31-spline axles, but that will also require a new carrier and side gears. So after taking some measurements during the day when I haven't been running my ass off, I was able to determine that I could not have gotten a better rear end for my 59 Apache pickup. We think top-notch customer service is the most important thing we do. Narrowing that rearend wil be somewhat of a challenge because it has C-clip type axles.
Always use the correct friction modifier. Since the gears are just being partially engaged you can assemble them by hand. The pinion-gear shaft diameter is larger than on a 9-inch and the same size as on a Chevy 12-bolt. Pretty much everything on the 2015 Mustang is brand new. We also happen to have a set of the new 2015 Super 8.
I thought that maybe I could use the posi rear end and slap it in an exploder rear end. This soaking process helps prevent the new clutch pack from chattering after assembly. Notice that the steel reaction plates are splined on the inside diameter to align with the side gear; the friction plates are tabbed to align with the pockets in the differential case. The clutch plate tabs align with and run against this semi-circular pocket. The first number refers to the plant where it was built, and the next three refer to the ratio and type. I leave the side gears and clutch packs pre-assembled as shown because they are ready to be installed in the differential case.
Currently, the only ratios offered are 3. Right Photo: You can see the crush sleeves sitting on the pinion gears and the differences in where they are installed. You can identify which axle you have by the tag attached to the inspection cover. Unfortunately, the same codes were reused in different years. Quick Facts First appearing in 1977, the 8.
Using the chart below, we know that this axle is a 7. One of the first things we heard, even before the cars started hitting dealer lots, was that the ring and pinion gear sets were an all new design, and that old gear sets were incompatible. The 1330 is usually found in Ford trucks. Kershaw says these are designed to handle more horsepower and torque than previous generation 8. Use nickel rod and weld the tubes all the way around where they enter the housing. These differences also require a new crush sleeve and a new pinion nut.
That center section has been a mainstay of Mustang performance for nearly 30 years. Are your axle tubes 3. Physical Differences We happen to have a set of solid rear axle Ford Racing 3. Identification is done both visually and by locating model numbers from the identification tags attached to the rear end housing. According to the Dana Roadranger service manual found on www2. Now before everyone says hey the wheels offsets are possibly different, well that is true and I have not pulled the wheels off either one to measure but I will obviously before welding on it. They must be kept together to ensure the correct clutch plate stack thickness.