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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gus68, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Gus68
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    Ok, so I've been reading and searching, and now I'm more confused than ever. So what I have is a 9 inch that has been narrowed, nice new axles, and factory drum brakes. The problem is that when it was narrowed, the dude that did it cut off the inner seal part of the housing ends and welded them back on. So I've been fighting axle leaks. Anyway... I pulled the rear end out and I'm going to get new ends WITH the seal in it. But what do I need? What's the difference between the torino ends and the big bearing ends? I have the big bearing, and if I remember right, it came out of a 78 or 79 ford pickup. I just don't wanna order the wrong ends.
     
  2. There's three ends; early big, late big, and small. Yours are probably the late big, which differs from the early big by the backing plate bolt pattern. Both accept the same size bearing. The small bearing end was used on many lo-po 9" and 9" used in smaller cars and all 8".

    9-Inch Housing Ends - Currie Enterprises
     
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  3. Boneyard51
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    There you go! That is an odd Bering by the way....only one tapered bearing!








    Bones
     
  4. Gus68
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    There is also a Torino style. I know I don't have the small bearing
     

  5. That's AKA the late big...
     
  6. Gus68
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    Ok. So a Torino and a late large bearing are the same???
     
  7. Not all Torinos used the late big but that's where it was first used so the name stuck.
     
  8. deathrowdave
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    Moser bearings have an o ring on the bearing that seal the housing . This bearing and a wipe of RTV ,and your leak is no more .
     
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  9. Marty Strode
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    What size are the 4 holes in your backing plates, 1/2" or 3/8" ? If your housing is a 78-79 pickup, they should be 1/2", and be large Bearing, old style. I would purchase the new ends from Quick Performance, best price and high quality.
     
  10. Mr48chev
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    Ford bearing flange .jpg The quick performance page details the differences between the three styles.
    Housing Parts (quickperformance.com)

    Small bearing = 3/8 bolt (correction ) Per Marty Strode the "Torino" pattern has 3/8 bolts so it may be a tape measure deal there.

    Big bearing old style bolt holes are 3.50 x 2.375 on centers
    Big bearing Torino style bolt holes are 3.562 x 2.0

    65.00 for new machined ends sounds pretty friendly though.
    I've got 3 F 150 housings and one full size car with more brackets on it than the law allows and the tubes on all are a bit difference but all are big bearing.
     
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  11. Marty Strode
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    Torino ends are 3/8 bolt.
     
  12. Mr48chev
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  13. rudestude
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    I will 2nd or 3rd that about Quick Performance Parts,
    I'm doing a Dana 60 with Torino (new style big bearing)
    Housing ends and they are nice pieces and good price.
    Building a Dana 60 gets a bit pricey normally but for the
    Spool
    Housing ends
    Master bearing install kit
    4:11 gears
    Yoke
    1 pr. 35 spline extreme series made to order axles including installed bearings, retainers,studs and bolts.
    Complete 11" drum brake kit drilled for my application .
    Im in $1100 fair price compared to others,I haven't run it yet , car is still under construction but all the parts look nice.
    So far I have heard good things about there parts

    Sent from my SM-T387V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  14. Gus68
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    Ok. So I think I have the old style large bearing. I have 1/2 inch bolts. Bolt pattern is 3 1/2 by 2 3/8, measured with my steel ruler. So will this have a place for the small seal inside? Because thats why im doing this.
     
  15. alchemy
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    How about you avoid all cutting and install some Moser bearings like Deathrowdave found? That's the route I'd investigate.
     
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