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  • Rear Axle: Looking for Dana 44 TT rear end

    I just had a new exhaust system put in the Hawk and while looking around under there I made a disconcerting discovery. It seems that at some time the rear end was changed and a Dana 27 TT was put under it. I suppose with the light use it has survived but I am guessing that there is quite a difference in the original Dana 44 TT and this one. I am wondering if anyone in the Pacific Northwest might have a Dana 44 TT for sale? If so let me know.
    Don Watson
    61 Hawk

  • #2
    What gear ratio?
    PackardV8

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    • #3
      I am running a 700R4 transmission, and the Dana 27 is a 3.01 so anything around a 3.31 would be great.
      Don Watson
      61 Hawk

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      • #4
        The driveshaft lengths are different.
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        • #5
          I am running over 350 HP and am sure the Dana 27 won't last long so a change in drive shaft length is the least of my worries.
          Don Watson
          61 Hawk

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          • #6
            seeing as how you have already modified it why not get a ford 8.8 rear and get posi. and disc brakes at the same time.

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            • #7
              I have a 4:27 ratio non TT dana 44.. Or you might check with Ernie Smith (owner of Tacoma V-Twin Harley) He is liquidating his late fathers Stude collection.
              Mark Chance

              1933 Model 56 5 window Coupe

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              • #8
                Thanks MChance but I think 4.27 ratio would be a bit much with the automatic transmission.
                Don Watson
                61 Hawk

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                • #9
                  I installed a Dana 27 TT 3.01 in my R-2 Avanti on purpose for 2 reasons. I wanted better gas mileage from the 3.01 ratio and I wanted the better ride quality of less unsprung weight in the rear. You might was to consider keeping what you have with a Dana 44 as a backup. That is what I have done. So far the 27 is holding up fine, but then again, I do not unreasonably punish the car when I drive it. With 350 HP you may be different.
                  Stan Gundry
                  www.AvantiPublishing.com

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                  • #10
                    Don, Ernie just posted the Stude parts collection I was talking about on Craigslist. apparently he has 7 rear ends. you might give him a call
                    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/4928584817.html
                    Mark Chance

                    1933 Model 56 5 window Coupe

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, I will contact Ernie. I might also consider leaving the 27 in for a time since I actually don't get on the car all that much. The 350 Hp is mostly for bragging rights. : )
                      Don Watson
                      61 Hawk

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                      • #12
                        Check Your PMs Don

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                        • #13
                          How hard would it be to convert a late model dana 44 out of a Jeep ? They are coil spring and 59 inches drum to drum .
                          Randy Wilkin
                          1946 M5 Streetrod
                          Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

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