Announcement

Collapse

Get more Tips, Specs and Technical Data!

Did you know... this Forum is a service of the Studebaker Drivers Club? For more technical tips, specifications, history and tech data, visit the Tech Tips page at the SDC Homepage: www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tips.asp
See more
See less

Dana 44 posi unit..C clips?

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dana 44 posi unit..C clips?

    Hello all, I have located a Auburn posi unit for my Dana 44. It says it is without C clips...?.. Are these the c clips that hold the axles in like a G.M.? Am I wrong to assume that this carrier will work? It is 19 spline..3.73 and down..I have 3.31's now..Thanks!!

  • #2
    Can't give you a 100% that this unit will work for you, but I can tell you that there are no c-clips in a Stude rear end, the axles are held in by the brake backing plate.

    nate

    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    62 Daytona hardtop
    http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel
    --
    55 Commander Starlight
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

    Comment


    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by prager

      Hello all, I have located a Auburn posi unit for my Dana 44. It says it is without C clips...?.. Are these the c clips that hold the axles in like a G.M.? Am I wrong to assume that this carrier will work? It is 19 spline..3.73 and down..I have 3.31's now..Thanks!!
      The new Auburns have the wrong number of splines to fit your axle, they fit late model Jeeps. You can use their ring and pinion, but not the TT case.

      StudeRich
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

      Comment


      • #4
        Rich, I'm not sure what you mean about the fit in the case..The one I was looking at is 19 spline. Is the carrier too large to fit in the housing? Thanks!!

        Comment


        • #5
          The modern Dana 44 axle assemblies used in late model Jeeps is a completely different beast than the old '44' used by Studebaker. Those Auburn units are made for newer Jeeps to go off-raoding with. As mentioned, I doubt they'll fit the Studebaker housing.

          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Tom - Lakeland, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona

          Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
          Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
          LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com
          Tom - Bradenton, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

          Comment


          • #6
            Might want to get in touch with Phil Harris; if you're going to pump some serious HP through a Dana 44 you probably want to consider some of the Moser-made flanged axles that he sells and if a newer Auburn unit will physically fit in a Stude axle housing, you may want to look into the possibility of having your flanged axles made with a different spline on the inside. I don't know if you can work a deal like that, or if what I am suggesting is physically possible, but it can't hurt to ask.

            nate

            --
            55 Commander Starlight
            62 Daytona hardtop
            http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel
            --
            55 Commander Starlight
            http://members.cox.net/njnagel

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks guys!! I guess I need to do a little more looking around..The engine is not a super beast, no blower etc..probably 375 horse...I'm sure the axles will hold, as I don't plan to torture them daily...I would like to have posi trac, but I guess if it's gonna be a ton of money..I'll just wait until I can find a TT rear down the line...Thanks again!!

              Comment


              • #8
                I am running an Auburn posi in my Hawk. Put it in there about two years ago so I don't remember how many splines the Studebaker has. I think it is 19 and the new jeeps use 32. The only thing I had to change to get it to fit is that the inner bearings are a different diameter so you have to get the ones for a jeep. Also make sure you get the right carrier for your 3.31 gears. I think 3.73 and down means 3.92 and 4.11. You probably need the 3.54 and up carrier. By the way be careful with this set up in wet weather. I have got my Hawk sideways quite a few times when I stand on it.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Hawk, thanks for the info...Do you remember who you got the parts from? Also how much of a pain was it to change out? Thanks!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    prager, I got the Auburn unit from a 4x4 site on the internet, don't remember which one. The inner bearings and cover seal, which are the only parts you need, you can get from any local autoparts store. Changing it is an easy one day swap. Just follow the instuctions that come from Auburn.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X