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Ford 9" vent questions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hellfish, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    Hellfish
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    Does it matter where the vent is on a Ford 9" rear? Mine ('62 Galaxie rear, I think) has a stock vent on the passenger side, but also has a hole (about 5/16) on the driver's side, a little closer to the pumpkin. I think it's tapped. The passenger side needs to be moved, or dramatically shortened/90* bend (spring pad now sits over top it!). Jegs has short sintered bronze vents or Currie stock-style vents (1/8), and Speedway has 7/16 vents, none of which seem to match the holes in my axle.
     
  2. I prefer them closer to the pumpkin to minimize chances of leaking, but I don't think it matters.
     
  3. Mine is on the left (driver's) side tube. I use the "sintered bronze" style as you mentioned but got mine at Summit Racing.

    B.T.W.: Never had a leak even at 120 mph.
     
  4. EZ Cool
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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    EZ Cool
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    Any where on the top of an axle tube is ok. On top of the banjo housing is not a good idea because the ring gear can throw oil up into the vent.
     

  5. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,452

    Hellfish
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    Are 2 vents better than 1? Like I said, I have 2 vent holes already, although I suppose one was for the brake junction mount originally, and some use a combo vent bolt
     
  6. It's not needed but I can't see where it's going to hurt anything.
     

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