Understanding the 9-inch
Ford Rear End
Hands on, step-by-step analysis of the most popular rear end in racing, the 9-inch Ford.
In-depth treatment of all components and assembly.
The video shows a rear engine dragster with a 9-inch rear making an 8- second run with a 456-ratio gear. Then replacing the iron rear assembly with all new components from Strange Engineering. The new aluminum housing with a gear ratio change allows the car to run 6 seconds. The in-depth treatment includes:
Tear down, difference between iron and aluminum housings, front pinion support, pinion bearings and shims., yokes - couplers and seal, pinion pre-load, light weight spools, ring and pinion gear sets, ring gear and spool preparation, bearing caps and adjuster nuts, spool bearing installation, spool bearing pre-load, tail bearing, setting backlash, proper gearpattern., torque values, gear oil,, axles and complete assembly instructions.
Then a complete set of new brakes from Wilwood Engineering is installed: aluminum hats and drilled rotors, billet Dynalite calipers and pads, composite master cylinder and Wilwoods brake fluid.
The best treatment of the 9-inch Ford on Video.