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  • Rear Axle: what rear end is this? 60v lark

    it says 27, but i thought it was a 44

    original a v8 lark, a swap was made to a 3.73 dana 44 flanged and then to a dana 44 tapered with twin traction, but looking at pictures online the back cover does not look like a 44, but the manual shows all rear end with the same cover



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  • #2
    It’s exactly what the casting number says it is. A Dana 27.

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    • #3
      3.07; best one for today's interstates!
      Dan

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      • #4
        Great Pix!!! Luck Doofus

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        • #5
          will it hold up with the 289?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mw2013 View Post
            will it hold up with the 289?
            If you are fond of NOT performing jack rabbit starts, spinning the tires and throwing away money on wasted rubber, the 27 will be fine, especially if you have an automatic transmission. Standard transmissions make it too tempting to show off. The 3.07 will give good highway fuel mileage with plenty of speed from the 289. But NEVER treat it like a race car.

            I put a Dana 27 with 3.07 and TT behind a 289 in my '53 some years ago and it is a joy to drive; comfortable around town and lightning on the highway.
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10,
            '51 Commander Starlight,
            '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
            '56 Sky Hawk

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
              If you are fond of NOT performing jack rabbit starts, spinning the tires and throwing away money on wasted rubber, the 27 will be fine, especially if you have an automatic transmission. Standard transmissions make it too tempting to show off. The 3.07 will give good highway fuel mileage with plenty of speed from the 289. But NEVER treat it like a race car.

              I put a Dana 27 with 3.07 and TT behind a 289 in my '53 some years ago and it is a joy to drive; comfortable around town and lightning on the highway.
              why didn't you go with the 44 since you went thru all the trouble/ or you knew how you were going to drive?

              no when i got rid of the last corvette 2 years ago and sold my fj1100 this year to buy the stude, i don't do no jack rabbits, wasting tires when i was 16 years old, just keeping up with los angeles traffic is fine with me up to 70-75 mph, and roll on acceleration for passing

              btw, how much lighter is the 27 vs the 44 are there weight savings for the unsprung weight?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mw2013 View Post
                why didn't you go with the 44 since you went thru all the trouble/ or you knew how you were going to drive?
                The car HAD a 44, with 3.54 gears behind its original 232. When I went to the 289 I wanted taller gears, and the complete 27 axle assembly was already laying here, so it cost me nothing; the TT was a little added bonus, not that it will ever be needed.

                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                '33 Rockne 10,
                '51 Commander Starlight,
                '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                '56 Sky Hawk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                  The car HAD a 44, with 3.54 gears behind its original 232. When I went to the 289 I wanted taller gears, and the complete 27 axle assembly was already laying here, so it cost me nothing; the TT was a little added bonus, not that it will ever be needed.
                  how many rpm are you spinning at 65-70 mph?, i' am to lazy to jack the car up and count revolutions 2300-2700? running a flight-o-matic

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                  • #10
                    ivory -
                    Ahhh...3.07...granny gears.
                    Or maybe a start for Bonneville.

                    3.73, great gear, unless you are going across the country.
                    Perfect for around town, and still good for the freeway.

                    Hell, years back, I ran 4.11's in my 56 Chevy. And my girlfriend lived 35 miles away..! I finally swapped to 3.90 (57 Pontiac) gears, perfect.

                    Mike

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mw2013 View Post
                      how many rpm are you spinning at 65-70 mph?
                      Don't know; never checked; but it's hard to keep it under 70.

                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      '33 Rockne 10,
                      '51 Commander Starlight,
                      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                      '56 Sky Hawk

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                        Don't know; never checked; but it's hard to keep it under 70.
                        having just the lap belt, is reason to be less reckless

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