Ford Differentials: How to Rebuild the 8.8 and 9 Inch

by Joseph Palazollo


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The Ford 8.8- and 9-inch must be rebuilt after extensive use and need a variety of different ratios for top performance and special applications. This Workbench book provides detailed step-by-step photos and information for rebuilding the differentials with the best equipment, installing the gear sets, and converting to Posi-Traction for a variety of applications. It describes how to disassemble the rear end, identify worn ring and pinion gears, other damage or wear, and shows step-by-step rebuilding of the differential. It also explains how to select the right differential hardware, bearings, seals, and other parts, as well as how to set ring and pinion backlash so that the rear end operates at peak efficiency.

● Axle History and Identification
● Axle Removal
● 8.8-Inch Axle Disassembly and Inspection
● 8.8-Inch Axle Assembly
● 5.9-Inch Axle Disassembly and Inspection
● 6.9-Inch Axle Assembly
● Ring and Pinion Assembly
● Performance 9-Inch Axle Installation
● 9-Inch Axle Identification Codes

Aftermarket 9-inch performance differentials from manufacturers including Currie, Moser and Strange are reviewed and you learn how to rebuild and set up these high-performance aftermarket differentials. In addition, this book provides a comprehensive identification chart to ensure readers properly identify the model and specifics of the 9-inch differential. Chapters include axle identification, inspection, and purchasing axles for rebuilding; differential tear down; ring and pinion gear removal; inspection and reassembly; drive axle choices; and more.

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  • Publisher: Cartech, Inc.
  • ISBN: 161325038X (1-613-25038-X)
  • ISBN-13: 9781613250389 (978-1-613-25038-9)
  • Format: Softcover, 144 pages
  • Date Published: 2013


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