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Author Topic:   9" ford
posted December 07, 2003 03:23 AM
will a 9" ford rear endwork under 79 trans am. Are there any tricks i can use. An still be in are look like it is in strock location.
Never run a 9" ford before anything will help.

posted December 07, 2003 06:16 AM
You can run a 9" under a bulldozer if you have enough money to pay for it. The 9" is popular because it's strong, and the pinion is low in the case allowing the gears to be cut giving more gear ratio options. Several companies weld up the housing with the brackets to mount GM struts to meet the OEM rule some tracks have. Spending the money for a well built 9" will pay for itself in lots of ways. With a floater style the bearings are much bigger, the axle isn't supporting the weight of the car, the weght is supported by the housing, and making gear changes is twice as easy. By the time you are done expect to have about 1200 bucks in it.

posted December 07, 2003 07:59 AM
the only real trick if you have to run a stock one unlike the floater gene mentioned which is your best option but alot of stock classes don't alow a floater is finding one that is the right width other then that it's as simple as weldng the pads to mount it

Sal #19
posted December 07, 2003 10:06 AM
dusty5, i have a 9" housing that will bolt in your car.we ran it in a 79 camaro.its 58" with 28 spline axles, metric caliper brackets,leaf spring pads & new bearings.$225+ shiping.if interested e-mail


posted December 07, 2003 02:08 PM
Early Torino (leaf spring style) and Mustang will bolt in without modification. The only thing you may have to do is move the spring pads slightly. The stock driveshaft will even bolt up after changing the rear u-joint.