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Technical Banjo Rear Ends?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ted kovacs, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. ted kovacs
    Joined: Oct 13, 2019
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    I have the opportunity to buy a 39 mercury rear end, is it different than the 39 Ford rear end and how would I know?


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  2. Try asking on fordbarn.

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  3. butch27
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    I think they may be the same--I have a 1947 Ford pickup in mine--Open drive , only mad 2 years..
     
  4. flatout51
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    Pretty sure those years the driveshaft is the pinion. Like the driveshaft doesnt disconnect from the rear end. All one piece, unlike ford that has a removable driveshaft.

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  5. alchemy
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    I think flatout is right.
     
  6. ted kovacs
    Joined: Oct 13, 2019
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    Yes both rear ends have a torque tube (enclosed drive shaft)
    I was just wondering if they were the same width and length?


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  7. alchemy
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    We mean the driveshaft is attached to the pinion gear. You can't change the driveshaft (length) easily, like you can a Ford.
     
  8. 1946caddy
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    Pretty sure the frames are wider on the Merc compared to a Ford, as is the front suspension. Don't know about the rear end.
     
  9. bct
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    I got excited about one once and the pinion was 6 feet long. Used for mock ups now.
     
  10. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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    I believe the width is the same but that pinion/driveshaft will make it extremely hard to shorten. Would be better off finding a Ford rear.
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