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Hot Rods 1955 chrysler windsor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buddysyard, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. looking for info on rear axle. is this an 8.75 gear ? is it worth saving for 90.00 in a pull-a-part yard. just wondering this thing has a hugh pumkin.
     
  2. squirrel
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    Most folks aren't too keen on the bolt on hubs they used on Mopars thru the early 60s.
     
  3. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    I think there's more modern stuff with better parts availability.
     
  4. Randy Routt
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    In case your going to buy it, I have a gearset, Republic Gears Formate, for a pre 57 Chrysler/Mopar in 4.10 or so ratio. I bought it from a speed shop 40 years ago and never used it. It's had some rust but I have cleaned it up a few times so it's usable, may make a little noise, but has never been installed. Like to see someone make use of it.
     

  5. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    The 8¾ first appeared in 1957. The restore crowd tolerates the Jesus nut design, few others do.
     
  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Aside from the axle/hub design, you should know there in no parking brake mechanism in the brake assemblies. Mopars used a transmission mounted parking brake. It's not "bad" axle, just not very suited for other applications.

    Ray
     
  7. thanks fellas, sounds like ill pass on it. sure hate to see it get crushed though....
     
  8. my earliest mopar posi "pumpkin" carries a 188000 part #....about 1957/58......check it out....
     

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