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  • starliner62
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    Thanks, I knew about the u-bolts and the shorter drive shaft. I just picked up a T-86OD tranny and plan on installing it at the same time. Might as well pull the engine out at the same time and reseal it. I should also paint under the hood.....(and the snowball has started rolling).

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  • (S)
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    27 to 44

    Everything should fit fine, all Brake Parts are the same fit to either Axle. Just do not mix any 6 Cyl. parts front to rear, with V-8.

    You will want to pay attention to the Axle end play adjustment shims between the right axle flange and the backing plate, I would go with the ones from the original 44 axle setup and re-check end-play.

    The only other issue you probably already know, is the "U" Bolts are different due to the larger diameter axle tubes on the 44, and the driveshaft lengths are different.

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  • starliner62
    started a topic Brakes: Backing plates/brakes

    Backing plates/brakes

    I am getting ready to put a Dana 44/3:31 axle in place of the 27 that is in my 63 Lark. Will the hubs and drums interchange between the two axles? The Dana 27 is a V-8 rear. Can I unbolt the backing plates from the 27 and put them on the 44? Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by starliner62; 03-20-2011, 08:26 AM.
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