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65 Ford 8" question...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OldCarPilot, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. OldCarPilot
    Joined: Apr 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,288

    OldCarPilot
    Member
    from Bel Air MD

    I have a 65 8" out of a Mustang that I'm putting in my Falcon. My question is what is the nipple thing that is also the bolt down for the brass brake splitter? It goes right into the axle tube. I can get a pic of it if needed.


    Thanks
     
  2. SimonSez
    Joined: Jul 1, 2001
    Posts: 1,632

    SimonSez
    Member

    It's a breather to vent the rear end.
     
  3. OldCarPilot
    Joined: Apr 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,288

    OldCarPilot
    Member
    from Bel Air MD

    Where is it supposed to vent to?
     
  4. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    Into the atmosphere so that your third member's moving parts can relieve pressure so you don't blow axle seals, gaskets and such. Bet you don't know that automatic transmissions have vent tubes too...:cool:

    Jan
     

  5. Sometimes has a rubber hose with a cap end on it tucked up near the frame somewhere.The cap is loose on its companion piece to allow it to breathe.Loose hoses dangling down will draw moisture into the housing.
     

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