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Offline Arr

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Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« on: May 01, 2019, 12:24:50 PM »
Anyone have a set they'd like to let go of?

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 06:43:55 PM »
Anyone have a set they'd like to let go of?

  I believe the wrecking yards have them.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 08:33:18 PM »
Last time I asked around at the local yards, they weren't interested in selling a gear set, the whole rear end if I wanted to add the shipping cost from where ever they could find one (they didn't). Seemed a bit much. I do miss the Calif. pickNpull's. The rust keeps them from keeping cars too long.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 08:41:49 PM »
Armond, you might add your location to your profile... that might help someone nearby suggest a yard for you to check
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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 08:59:04 PM »
Done, Thank you

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 08:38:25 PM »
Armond I have one 28 spline

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 06:06:56 PM »
Thank you! See you at the Strokers Reunion.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 10:58:23 AM »
I have a 9"  2.50 ring and pinion.....612-309-3999........612-309-3999

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 04:07:50 PM »
Thank you all. Met up with Bearingburner at the Strokers Reunion and picked up a nice 2.47 pumpkin from him. It was a great day of Hot Rod/Racing and general comradery.  I can't say that I'm fully convinced a Ford 9 is the way to go with a horsepower limited car but at least it's a quick swap looking for the best ratios.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 10:53:18 AM »
GM 7.5 would be a better choice 2.14 2.28 2.56 2.73 29? 3.08 2 series carrier
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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 04:47:11 PM »
Yeah, Sparky.

But the 9" offers a so much better variety to let you settle in to which might be the best for you.  I don't know (along with a bunch of other things) how much you lose with the Ford set-up, but if you finally find one you can't pull, you can either go down a step, make more horsepower, of change the whole rear end to a different one with the same ratio that doesn't eat the horsepower up as much.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 09:26:10 PM »
Hey Sparky, :-D

Isn't there a 2.41:1 gear in the 7.5" series also? 8-)

The 9" stuff is ok for gear selection, but chews up some power consumption because of the pinion way down low..... :roll:

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 10:55:57 PM »
There may be I know the 8.5 has a 2.41
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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2019, 12:27:43 PM »
There's a 8.5 inch 10 bolt with 2.41 gears with posi available here now and if the guy has it in a couple of weeks I'll grab it. My idea was to change gears easily as Loring is only a days drive but requires more of an acceleration type ratio. At least I know it won't go slower changing to a 10 bolt with the same ratio. There's also a company that does REM polishing close by. Doing the R&P along with the bearings should help with all that parasitic drag.

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Re: Ford 9" 2.47 or 2.5 gears
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2019, 02:23:49 PM »
I have a couple of centre sections with 250 gears - open differential and 28 spline ...they are in usable shape ...

Trouble is - I too live in a city named Vernon but I am in British Columbia, Canada ....shipping would probably cost a bunch more than you'd want to pay. I may have just a gear set of 2.47 - 1.... but I'd have to look.
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