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steve'66
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posted 09-09-2001 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well,

Nodular cases are rarer than hen's teeth, so can someone tell me what the next best case is?

I found a case under my bench that has three horizontal ribs and one vertical rib. It's casting number is
C4AW
4025A - 24

The one that broke was a
C7AW
4025 E - 25

They look identical ?!?

I think we have determined that the failure was loose/broken pinion support bolts. Is this case up to the task? Maybe with a Daytona pinion support studded and glued to it?!?

Thaks guys!

SteveW

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Dr. Who
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posted 09-10-2001 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Who   Click Here to Email Dr. Who     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might try another stock case with a super pinion support and studs and hope the extra beef of the support and a solid spacer keeps everything in place. I think it'll work.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 09-10-2001 04:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont you think Doc is a little under rated with that journeyman status? Steve bump'em up to atleast a gearhead!

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TomP
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posted 09-10-2001 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lost your ID?

That happens a lot with "California types" ... they they go wandering in backyards in a daze... lets hope rehab works eh

anyways... i don't think it'd be real wise to waste a ton of money on a stock case... but the stock case ought to be strong enough to do the job. Too agressive of a clutch or driving style will break stuff that otherwise is adequate.

The aftermarket case would be a good investment for future power increases (that 700" Boss motor on backorder?)

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Dr. Who
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posted 09-10-2001 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Who   Click Here to Email Dr. Who     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom's got the answer, just let the clutch out softer !

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[email protected]
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posted 09-10-2001 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve
New nodular cases are easey to find. Currie and Mark Williams both make new nodular cases. Both claim their cases are stronger than the originals.

Currie has theirs priced at 257.07 for the street model and 390.40 for the race version.

Mark Williams has theirs priced at 329.00.

I know, the one under the bench is a lot cheaper.

I don't have personal experience with Currie but I have never broken anything that I bought from Mark Williams.

John Quinn
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Fordwiser
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posted 09-10-2001 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The stock one could cost more in the long run if it would happen to break again and take more parts with it. Overkill might not be a bad idea here if you can afford it!

Another thing, I've always read and heard all the bad things about the double rib WAR housings, but I once asked one of the guys from Reider Racing (who specialize in drivelines) and he said they are the next best thing to a factory Nodular. Anyone have any real world experiences with them? I saw one cracked by the small front pinion bearing, but I've also seen two different Nodulars crack like that! Maybe they were from bolts loosening or bad gear patterns, Who knows! Roger

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Butch Jennings
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posted 09-10-2001 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I've always used the double ribbed WAR cases without problems....always been with a footbrake automatic though, never with a clutch or a transbrake. Plenty of full throttle nitrous launches though

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-10-2001 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, let me know when you find or choose a case and I'll hook you up with the studs, washers and nuts for the pinion support.

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steve'66
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posted 09-11-2001 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

You have mail! ASAP please! We want to try to make Friday night TNT at Sears point. Thanks buddy!

SteveW

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I65Stang
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posted 09-11-2001 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
We want to try to make Friday night TNT at Sears point. Thanks buddy!

Sears? You mean Sac? I have to be in San Jose this weekend .

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TomP
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posted 09-11-2001 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim

Do you know the way to San Jose ... lalalalala la lala

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-11-2001 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh my God, the cannuck is a Dionne Warwick fan!

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 09-11-2001 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what I underestand about the 9" cases:
The early cases are the double rib WAR cases. I found one in a 1957 F-100.
The next strongest cases built were the double rib C4AW cases. These look like the "N" cases but don't have the "N" cast in them. I have always read that these were as strong as the "N".
Then came the "N" cases that everybody knows about. A lot of junkyards and swap meet vendors try to sell the "N" cases for two to three times the price of a double rib C4AW case even though they are supposed to be the same strength.
I have also seen two different "N" cases. The bearings and caps were different sizes.

Tracy

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