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Old 01-17-2014, 05:18 PM
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:52 AM
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So I want to put a better rear in with some better gearing and I'm looking at 9". But recently I have come across alot of " 8.8 Explorer" rears and have been reading about them doing research. Most of them are 58" from WMS to WMS, which is what I'm looking for and have disk brakes on them plus they have 3.55, 3.73's with Trac lok. So I'm thinking since they are way more plentiful, apparently as strong, lighter and less power robbing plus already have a nice geared posi and disk brakes, would think be a good swap for my wagon? Any thoughts....

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:22 PM
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So I want to put a better rear in with some better gearing and I'm looking at 9". But recently I have come across a lot of " 8.8 Explorer" rears and have been reading about them doing research. Most of them are 58" from WMS to WMS, which is what I'm looking for and have disk brakes on them plus they have 3.55, 3.73's with Traclok. So I'm thinking since they are way more plentiful, apparently as strong, lighter and less power robbing plus already have a nice geared posi and disk brakes, would think be a good swap for my wagon? Any thoughts....

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The 8.8 is an excellent alternative for the 9" if you cannot find a decent 9" that is.

The Explorer disc brakes can be used on a large bearing 9" there are a few do it yourself articles on the net to explain the procedure if you want to go that route.

The 8.8 can be very strong but, they are a hassle to change gears in though.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:31 PM
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So what your saying is I should go for it lol. I figured I'm not making huge power as of right now and see it as a viable alternative esp because they are the length I need. Plus power disc brakes all around on my wagon it would stop on a dime lol. Plus people want insane money for an open 9" that has drum brakes and needs gone through and don't have the gears I want.

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:12 PM
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Ya, i would probably put one under if a 9" weren't available. As you have noted that people want an arm and a leg for their 9" housings/gears and especially limited slip units..

Be sure to choose the best gear ratio and check the limited slip out for proper function before buying an 8.8 though.

Is your 8" (that's currently in the wagon) 54" wide measured from backing plate to backing plate? Or?
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Mine is about 60" from WMS to WMS. and the explorers are 59" WMS to WMS. But I also read that you can use a drivers side axle on the passenger side and shorten the tube up to 3" I think.

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How is the weather your way??? It's killing me up here!!!
Had to start working in the basement! LOL I set up a shop to port and polish in the furnace room. Nice and cozy in there!!! LOL

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:37 AM
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How is the weather your way??? It's killing me up here!!!
Had to start working in the basement! LOL I set up a shop to port and polish in the furnace room. Nice and cozy in there!!! LOL

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I definitely WOULD NOT setup a porting polishing station in any place near the furnace due to the flammable properties of the dust. That and the metal dust gets everywhere and loves rusting in places that are hard to reach..

I once set up a porting polishing area in my laundry room years ago. A nice room with white textured Sheetrock....The cast iron dust "found" all of the nail heads and immigrated everyplace in the room and the rust that appeared later sheesh...I even used a vacuum while porting and after.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:05 PM
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Furnace is an airtight "Longwood" fuel oil/4' long log burner so not too many places for it to get. Even my cold air return comes from upstairs. No openings to suck into. Blower motor door was super sealed by me last summer when I made my own A/C using artesian spring water from sump pump.. works like a heat pump but doesn't cost me anything to run except for blower. I also have plastic painting sheets on top of all my other things in there and even though it has it's own door on the room I still hang a sheet over the entrance. I use the room for air brushing shirts and tattoo's also. It's plumbed with an air supply from garage compressor. Will keep an eye out for issues though and thanks for the "heads up"!!

I added some new pics and bought a Data Logger this morning for it. Now I want to go from my 6AL box to a 7AL-3 box but will have to wait, lol

Take it easy and keep me updated on your progress!!!
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Furnace is an airtight "Longwood" fuel oil/4' long log burner so not too many places for it to get. Even my cold air return comes from upstairs. No openings to suck into. Blower motor door was super sealed by me last summer when I made my own A/C using artesian spring water from sump pump.. works like a heat pump but doesn't cost me anything to run except for blower. I also have plastic painting sheets on top of all my other things in there and even though it has it's own door on the room I still hang a sheet over the entrance. I use the room for air brushing shirts and tattoo's also. It's plumbed with an air supply from garage compressor. Will keep an eye out for issues though and thanks for the "heads up"!!

I added some new pics and bought a Data Logger this morning for it. Now I want to go from my 6AL box to a 7AL-3 box but will have to wait, lol

Take it easy and keep me updated on your progress!!!
Not to hijack this thread. But, you are an airbrush artist too huh? I'm so sick of doing real fire on bikes!! Hahaha. I've done some bike club shirts, but mainly stick to sheet metal. Gonna do some freaky stuff on the Fairlane ,once she's up and running.
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Well guys after selling the last early 460 short block that i acquired and searching for months for another one, I finally have found one. Its from a 1969 lincoln and its been sitting in storage for 25 years. Going to take a trip up to New York to pick it up this weekend. And on the way back I am going to stop and pick up an 8.8 rear from an explorer with disk brakes, and 3.73 limited slip gears!! So hopefully within the next month Ill have a new rear with some actual real gears in my wagon and power disk brakes alll around!! Want to make a beastly 460 to replace my 429 as well. that will take a bit more time tho.
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Ryan, did you buy those procomps?
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Hey, if you are looking for another block, lol.... I decided to sell off my D0VE 460-A block. It's the one I pulled. .030 over, o-ringed deck, has the machining from pan rail to mains so it can be 4-bolted. I still have to strip it down to bare block. Going to sell the cast D3VE heads off too. Slightly ported, gasket matched, bigger valves, double springs....
let me know if you or anyone you know is interested. Havent really given $ much thought yet. Been too busy working on other block but will be listing a ton of stuff towards end of month like rocker girdles, main girdle, etc, etc......
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:41 PM
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Ryan, did you buy those procomps?
no i did not buy them. they are a damn good deal but i got a motor and a rear instead. spent my extra funds on those. still contemplating tho.
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Ryan, what are you up to Dude??? seen your 429 for sale what are you building???
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