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Moneymaker
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posted 12-08-2002 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's made by Strange Engineering for Currie.

It is offered as a case only or completely assembled with your choice of gear ratios and differentials.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2002 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex I know with all the 8" being used in street rods someone had make stronger parts for them.

8 is enough.

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rockafellz
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posted 12-08-2002 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still have mine and it works wonders.

What is considered the "weak" link in the 8" anyway? I've heard this and that about 8" rears. What's the real story??

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-08-2002 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The weak link is in the pinion bearing support area of the case. That's it!
That has now been corrected and renders the 8 inch able to withstand well over 400 HP or even more.

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posted 12-08-2002 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
8 is enough.

SCOOP
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But 9 is fine

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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2002 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try and behave.

SCOOP


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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-09-2002 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the local "Monkey see, Monkey do" street rodders around here are any indication, Currie likely won`t sell very many of the 8" cases in this neck of the woods. With almost everyone building their "Individual Statement" street rod early Ford with a Mustang 2 front clip, SB Chev & automatic, & a Maverick 8", it seems that $50.00 is all they will spend on a drum to drum rearend. They mostly don`t care about Trac Locks, gear ratio`s (most are 2.80`s) . It doesn`t seem to matter that they will spend $5000. on billet 18 or 20" wheels,or $300. for a shifter for your Turbo 350 to make it appear you are using the original 3 speed standard, & such, money is not to be spend on something "unimportant" like a rearend!

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posted 12-09-2002 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
If the local "Monkey see, Monkey do" street rodders around here are any indication, Currie likely won`t sell very many of the 8" cases in this neck of the woods. With almost everyone building their "Individual Statement" street rod early Ford with a Mustang 2 front clip, SB Chev & automatic, & a Maverick 8", it seems that $50.00 is all they will spend on a drum to drum rearend. They mostly don`t care about Trac Locks, gear ratio`s (most are 2.80`s) . It doesn`t seem to matter that they will spend $5000. on billet 18 or 20" wheels,or $300. for a shifter for your Turbo 350 to make it appear you are using the original 3 speed standard, & such, money is not to be spend on something "unimportant" like a rearend!


in Surrey they are brobably too busy spending their money at the "Massage" Parlours to afford a good rear-end

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posted 12-09-2002 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
took somebody 40+ years... think of all the 8s out there.

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posted 12-09-2002 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what other neat crap did you bring back from the Hoosier-Daddy state? uh-oh. here we go again. it's not my fault... it just happens. I got no control over it.

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ccode67
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posted 12-09-2002 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
it seems that $50.00 is all they will spend on a drum to drum rearend.


Rory, you can't believe how true that is, I took my 8 inch, drum to drum with new brakes and axle seals to Columbus for the Ford Swap, it is a freshly removed, 62000 mile original, it's clean and ready to bolt in, I put $175 on it and NOBODY gave it a second look, I'll just save it for my next project.

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posted 12-09-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BlueMule:
took somebody 40+ years... think of all the 8s out there.


Yeah, I wonder why?!? You'd think someone could have seen this coming a long time ago with ~60% of Mustangs/Mavericks/Fords/etc. having an 8" rearend. $389 for the case does sort of sound expensive though.

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posted 12-09-2002 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i like it.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 12-09-2002 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that case stronger than the Iron units?
Do you have any idea what the pinion support costs?

Thanks

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posted 12-09-2002 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is as strong as anything made for a 9 inch!
You can use the stock pinion support with the aluminum case.
I will put up as much new stuff from the PRI show as time allows. I have gotten very busy all of the sudden.

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posted 12-10-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for horseballz   Click Here to Email horseballz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that one of the drawbacks of using an 8" was that there is a limited choice of gear ratios available. Or has this been recently improved?

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quote:
Originally posted by horseballz:
I thought that one of the drawbacks of using an 8" was that there is a limited choice of gear ratios available. Or has this been recently improved?

Gene (horseballz)


The selection is not as vast as the 9" but still pretty good.
Commonly available rations are:

3.00
3.55
3.80
4.11
4.56


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posted 12-10-2002 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
The weak link is in the pinion bearing support area of the case. That's it!
That has now been corrected and renders the 8 inch able to withstand well over 400 HP or even more.


So the case is the weak link, not the removable pinion support?

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posted 12-10-2002 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's talking about the support that holds the end of the pinion, cast into the case. You can see it in the picture above, on the left.

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posted 12-10-2002 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes.

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posted 12-11-2002 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So my moderate 372C shouldn't frag the Currie case?
That should be cheaper than a 9" swap. Especially since I have the 8" detroit locker.
I think 3.80 gears would liven up the "soft" bottom of my Cleveland too

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posted 12-11-2002 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely.

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posted 12-14-2002 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmmmn. so this means I should hang on to all my 8" rears....

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posted 12-14-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wulfgar   Click Here to Email Wulfgar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish i had of known this before I went out and restored a 9 from a 77 bronco and fabricated it to fit in my 68 stang. Strange gears blah blah...cost me like 1000$ alltogether.

why do all the good deals come around AFTER I spend all the money?

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I know what you mean. I sold a detroit locker for an 8" a while ago thinking my 8" would never be able to hold the power anyway.

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