Got a free 9"
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03-10-2009, 04:59 AM #1
Got a free 9"
So i got a free 9" from my grandfather. Been sitting at his house for a while, its a factory 9 from an old pickup. Is it worth buying the kit to adapt it to the f-body or just buy one preassembled? Or maybe just use the third member and forget the housing?
03-10-2009, 05:27 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Shepherd, Michigan
blacker than wesleysnipes
- 98' trans am
i didnt know they had adapters for that...the problem lies with our torque arms..and the mounts..might as well buy one for the f-body
03-10-2009, 05:35 PM #3
Yea i seen the kit somewhere. I think it comes with something for the mount, i just wonder how strong it would be.
03-10-2009, 05:58 PM #4
Hey at last you have a center section to use in a prefab housing in case you can't find the retro kit.
03-10-2009, 06:12 PM #5
give it to me, i will pay for shipping ; )
03-11-2009, 09:33 AM #6
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- Lathrop, Missouri
NBM / Silver
- 00 SS / 71 SS Elcamino
Best to buy a houseing and axle kit from moser $1000 then use the third member out of your old one. Make sure you get the right axle count for what is in your old third member.2000 SS Camaro Heads, Large cam, Fast 90, 9"w/430's and locker, yada yada yada... you get the picture
1971 SS ElCamino 402 Big Block 550HP
2006 Silverado 2500HD 496 cubic inches of pure muscle
03-12-2009, 05:32 PM #7
Pardon my retardedness, but what do you mean by axle count? Splines on the axles?
03-12-2009, 05:38 PM #8
03-12-2009, 06:09 PM #9
You could have it shortened and have all the brackets fabricated and welded on, but it may end up costing the same as just buying a new housing. You'd need new axles as well and the splines would have to match up with your differential (i.e: 31/31, 33/33, 35/35, etc.)
03-12-2009, 08:58 PM #10
hey if your outside stl mo go to danny miller rear gears In valley park he is a nine inch specalist he makes f body housings that's what I am doing I got his number if intrested
03-13-2009, 03:26 AM #11
Yea go ahead an give me that number. I haven't heard of him before but i have heard of a shop in Valley Park that does 9"'s. Just never knew the name.
03-13-2009, 04:39 AM #12
I must be sittin on a gold mine then.
I didnt realize that ford 9's were that hard to come by, everyone here seems to want them pretty badly.
I at one time had 14 center sections for a 9" 3.62's all the way up through 4.11's. (Ive given a few away to friends). I dont know how many Ive still got laying around. I know for a fact Ive got 2 Detroit lockers (1-4.11 and 1 and 3.83) and at least 2 limited slip (or posi track) 4.11's
03-13-2009, 08:53 AM #13
03-13-2009, 02:43 PM #14
Awesome thanks for the info. Do you know if he can do the torque arm mount and it be a good one?
03-15-2009, 04:50 PM #15
if you buy his housing it comes with torque arm mount I ask him the same ? He said they never had a problem go down thre and check him out he can answer all your ? Hope this helps
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