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Big Block Capri
Gearhead

Posts: 110
From: Essex, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-30-2001 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can I find the best billet bearing caps for a 9 inch? I finally pulled the rearend apart after our debacle in Norwalk. The ring and pinion were still intact, more or less, but both bearing caps were broken out in the middle. I'm going to take the axles to work on Saturday and put them between centers and check for bend.

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Paul Garant
"No replacement for displacement."

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n2oMike
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Posts: 719
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 10-30-2001 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't bother.

Someone used to make them, but they are a precision fit (like a main cap) and need line bored to work. In addition to that, they are threaded in conjunction with the case, and you'd have to find a way to make the threads mate up.

By the time all this was done, you'd be MUCH further ahead in purchasing any of the aftermarket cases out there that start around $300, and are MUCH stronger than the stockers. Most come with billet caps and 5/8" bolts.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
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S/Q 2204
Journeyman

Posts: 57
From: Ozark, AL
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 10-31-2001 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for S/Q 2204   Click Here to Email S/Q 2204     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
H.R.W. would be a better option at around $335. If you break this your engine is much the man. I have two set up for for the old horse & the are hanging in quite well.
Later,
Mark J.

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