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I've got a '77 Merc wagon that I'm getting ready for the crusher - question - is the 4 link rear worth having under a '61 Starliner project that I'm starting in on? I know the axles "gotta go" (4 3/4" BC), but according to the tag, the rear's a 9". Is the tag data different on a 9.375" rear, or just "9" (the ratio is a gas-saving 2.50)? I won't be using that particular rear...
The other question - are the wagon's front disc brakes worth adapting to the '61 control arms & steering, or better to just get an aftermarket kit, or just use drums?
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HI
Check out this link to the Tech Section for rear ends of FordMuscle.com. It well tell ya how to read the Rear end tags the 9.375 don't make sence to me..
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...ch/index.shtml
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Thanks for the info. I looked at the site, and according to some info there, it's a 9 3/8" rear - guess my question is now, "will a 9" rear fit into a housing that had a 9 3/8" rear in it?" I wasn't going to get into a real big project with this Starliner, just a cruise-in cruiser, so I didn't know if it was really worth it to put that 4 link rear in...
The tag on the wagon has this on it:
WDC - EM 6KC
2.50 9 090A

I guess the 4 3/4" bolt circle isn't such a big deal either since I was going to use Cragar SS mags & the uni-lug holes will fit from 4 1/2" to 5" bolt circles...
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I'd certainly swap on the front disc brakes if nothing else!!

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