Ford Differentials: How to Rebuild the 8.8 and 9 Inch

By | November 24, 2017
Ford Differentials: How to Rebuild the 8.8 and 9 Inch Author Joe Palazzolo
ISBN-10 161325038X
ISBN-13 9781613250389
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher CarTech
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The Ford 8 8 and 9 inch rear differentials are two of the most popular and best performing differentials on the market While the 8 8 inch differential is commonly used in late model Mustangs the 9 inch is the more popular and arguably the most dominant high performance differential for muscle cars hot rods custom vehicles and race cars Built from 1957 to 1986 the 9 inch Ford differential is used in a huge range of high performance Ford and non Ford vehicles because of its rugged construction easy to set up design and large aftermarket support The 9 inch differential effectively transmits power to the ground for many classic Fords and hot rods of all types but it is the choice of many GM muscle car owners and racers as well These differentials have been used extensively and proven their mettle in racing and high performance applications The Ford 8 8 and 9 inch must be rebuilt after extensive use and need a variety of different ratios for top performance and special applications This Workbench book provides detailed step by step photos and information for rebuilding the differentials with the best equipment installing the gear sets and converting to Posi Traction for a variety of applications It describes how to disassemble the rear end identify worn ring and pinion gears other damage or wear and shows step by step rebuilding of the differential It also explains how to select the right differential hardware bearings seals and other parts as well as how to set ring and pinion backlash so that the rear end operates at peak efficiency Aftermarket 9 inch performance differentials from manufacturers including Currie Moser and Strange are reviewed and you learn how to rebuild and set up these high performance aftermarket differentials In addition this book provides a comprehensive identification chart to ensure readers properly identify the model and specifics of the 9 inch differential Chapters include axle identification inspection and purchasing axles for rebuilding differential tear down ring and pinion gear removal inspection and reassembly drive axle choices and more

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