Not trying to derail your thead, but has anyone ever thought about having a lower numerical gear for the 9" Ford made? Or is a 2.47 the lowest numerical that can be made?
I guess someone somewhere made taller gears for the Ford 9 inch but I could never find any for sale. I heard they had some for NASCAR at one time but no idea on the ratio and there again I did a lot of calling and never found any. One guy was advertising them 4-5 years back but when I called he said the ratio in the add was a mistake.
I have a feeling having them made would require a number of sets and be quite expensive. I'd think having spools made for this GM 8 3/4 in some kind of quantity would be a lot less expensive. I talked to Steve today and the one he has made is setup for 35 spline axles. So with those axles and ford tubes of the proper length and the spool you would be ready to go.
Bob I can't see the advantage of the smaller Ford since the 2.47 gears are available for the 9 inch (what we have been using).
So far I guess no one wants to add their name to the list of "I'd like a spool maybe" so I guess a quantity deal isn't going to happen. Possibly since Steve has a prototype he would be willing to either make more or for a development fee let some manufacture takes his and duplicate it? He told me that he would work with us, but not sure if he really wants to go into production or not? Steve??
Mike @ MF Performance made several sets of a 28 spline ford 9" 2.30 gear sets out of 9310. I think he wants about 4K for a ring and pinion set. His # is 715-462-3817