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Hey guys,

So my 51 Chevy truck had that in the rear, not original because my truck came with closed driveshaft/diff back in the early 50's. 

I don't know much about GM's diff housings. Its a 6x5.5" bolt pattern, open diff (from what it seems). I blocked 1 wheel did 2 wheel turn for 1 driveshat turn (Is that a 4 ratio?)

What is it? How much that worth? It will be off the truck in a month or two, anybody wants it?



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It's a dana 44...
Out of scout?
Certainly a dana would question being from an actual gm product .
Pull the cover read the ring gear numbers ...

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More like a mid '70s Jeep J-10. Scout was 5 bolt.

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Thanks for the help guys! Gives me a better idea now.

I will open it up to count the teeth when I will install the 4link.

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What's the wheel bolt pattern?? 4 1/2" = Small Ford, dodge, AMC Jeep, International, could even be a studie rear end???

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Bad pics = bad advice.

Clearly not a 'carrier' you can flip flop like I do with the 9".

That's why I went 9". I flip flop the carriers in and out for track or road. I run an AMC car, not a Ford BTW.

Chev 10 or 12, you're screwed. Setting up that up for different applications just sucks and not possible to easily flip flop. The Dana is heavy duty stuff, no doubt. The 44 or 60 I thought had removeable carriers, but I ain't Mopar so I don't know.

The original AMC/Jeep etc used keyed shafts, which is why I offed mine. I snapped axles on a daily basis, until I went narrowed Ford. Snapped a few axles on the 9 and just had Bear make me some Billet Strange. Never an issue since.

That's all I can tell you.

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Bad pics = bad advice.

Clearly not a 'carrier' you can flip flop like I do with the 9".

That's why I went 9". I flip flop the carriers in and out for track or road. I run an AMC car, not a Ford BTW.

Chev 10 or 12, you're screwed. Setting up that up for different applications just sucks and not possible to easily flip flop. The Dana is heavy duty stuff, no doubt. The 44 or 60 I thought had removeable carriers, but I ain't Mopar so I don't know.

The original AMC/Jeep etc used keyed shafts, which is why I offed mine. I snapped axles on a daily basis, until I went narrowed Ford. Snapped a few axles on the 9 and just had Bear make me some Billet Strange. Never an issue since.

That's all I can tell you.


 Chev 10 or 12, you're screwed.

Setting up that up for different applications just sucks and not possible to easily flip flop ..

Never had an issue with setting any gear set up...

However agree that these are not easy to deal with on the street or track when they fail..

Mopar are like ford 9 inch...The pot can be swapped out in a reasonable amount of time.An a spare pot already set up is the way to go when such breakage occures.

Amc We had a gremlin we lost in a bad deal later found out the guy was a thief..However the rear in the gremlin had the same issues you mention with the axles carried a 488 gear with a full spool an got to say the power of that 360 amc was un believable.

Have dana 44s under a 360 power levi cj7 jeep at one time as its been parked for some time an now sold to a family member. This thing would pull the front wheels off the ground.

 

Also believe that the other comment on being a j10 etc diff is very likely..Mentioned pulling the cover as the ring gear will carry a date an an amc stamping if it is.

 

That tis all.



-- Edited by Ground Pounder on Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:24:22 PM

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