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Daves 57
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:39 am    Post subject: 57 posi Reply with quote

Question In a 57 with a 406, Art Carr 2004r and a stock 4:11 posi, what do ya think will be the first to go in the drive train??? I'm just pickin brains here. Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

axles .... maybe driveshaft.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,do you plan on racing the 57?If so the 8.2 will not last to long.I have a 64 Impala that had a 8.2 w/ 4.11 posi it was good till I got above 400 hp.Back in the 60's the racers would put the Olds,Pon and Bu rear end under these cars.They had a larger ring gear and bigger axles.The 8.2 has 17 spline.You could install Dodge axles out of a old model dana 60 which are 17 spline also.I built a 9" Ford for mine.Thids would be easy sense you got left springs.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMOKEmUP and Heavychevy--I thank ya for your comments. Heavychevy, could you give me more info on the older Dodge axles??? Also what years in the Pon, Olds, Buicks fit . Are they the same (55 64)?? I'm just a 58 year old kid out here living my second child hood. Ita be about next month before its running. Its a 11.4 motor that should be around 500 hp. Thats why I want to know more about the drive train. Mabe I can change something before it happens, or be ready when it happens. Thanks for your help. Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,I'm not exactlly sure on the year for Dodge axles,but will do some research on it.I had some old Popular Hot Rodding,back when they had Project X,and this is what they did.The they went to the 57 B.O.P rear end.They are also full floating axles,like a dana 60 or 70.They are the same in design as the 55-64 rear end but have larger axles.I would go with the 9" ford or 12 bolt before I would go to the B.O.P axle.They are very expensive to build.A good rear to use nowadays is a Ford 8.8 form a Mustang or truck.Very strong and alot in the junk yards now.The 8.8 also doesn't rob as much hp as the 9" Ford do to the pinion center line.Hope this helps Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heavychevy---any idea on what year for the ford car or truck. Would I use the whole rear end, or just the housing. Is the truck stronger?? Also I guess this means working on the leaf springs. I guess by now you know I've never changed housings. Third members--yes. housings---NO Dave
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,some 4.0L Rangers had 8.8 that would be close to the size you need.The 87-up Mustangs have a type of 4 link sup.So you would have to remove the brackets and install perchs by welding them on.Very easy Smile I believe both the truck and Mustang 8.8 have 31 spline axles.They are plenty strong.There is companys that sell the axles as direct bolt ins.Currie is one I know of.It maybe eaier just to get a 9",12 bolt or even a 8.5 10 bolt.Look in your local junk yards and take a tape to get the right width you need.I had a friend who got a CJ 5 jeep axle (dana 44) and bolted it right under his 57.Not the strongest but it worked.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input guys. As soon as I drop in the 406, I'll let ya know how it runs. Been a LONG WINTER. Dave Very Happy
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