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Offline DNCMOTORS

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fORD 9" full floater
« on: November 26, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
Just looking for some basic advice to get started.  Having David Beard finishing my new 200" FED.  I choose a full floater 9" rearend, because I'm comfortable with them from dirt car racing.  Question: Aluminum or steel third member housing?  Do I install the plugs to keep the oil inside the center section?  Any good advice or lessons learned from full floaters?
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Re: fORD 9" full floater
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 02:26:09 PM »
aluminum third member is fine and shaves about 20 lbs..Ran them for years in Top Alcohol cars. Get the bolt thru style and if me I would get the 3.875 bore. Make sure you can fit 9.5 gear in it as option later if want. If available get drilled axles,not sure they are for floaters .
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Re: fORD 9" full floater
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 04:06:22 AM »
Strange has a gun drilled option for their floater axles.

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Re: fORD 9" full floater
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 09:42:45 AM »
I run Mark Williams gun drilled 40 spline floater axles in my car

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Re: fORD 9" full floater
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 10:55:14 PM »
I agrre alum, never broke or chracked in 20 years of racing a FED,  steel if you are racing a heavy door car, not  FED.
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