Category: Drivetrain, Transmission, & Axle

Ford 9 Inch Rebuild/Gear Setup

By James Oxley Note: If You Are A Beginner, This Is The Rear You Want To Start With. The 9&Quot; Ford Rear Is A Model Of Simplicity For Adjustment Of Pinion Depth And Setting Backlash Note: To Perform This Rebuild, You Should Have A Shop Manual That Lists Torque Specs, A Full Size Floor Jack [...] More »

Building An NP 205 Transfer Case Cradle

By James Oxley       Anyone who has ever had to remove, install, or even just move around a NP 205 transfer case knows how heavy they are. I’d estimate easily over 100 lbs.  It is easy enough usually to get one jack under the bottom of theTC, but getting something to hold up the angled [...] More »

Installing a Detroit Locker

By Bob Kennedy 4.56 Gears, Detroit, and an EZ…   The first part was getting the axles out, this was a case of laying them out as they were removed so they would go back in without too much difficulty. The driver’s side is 1 axle. It is great getting the Dana out and up [...] More »

Ford 9″ Locker Install (Part 1)

Powertrax positive locking differential installed in a Ford 9" By Mark Strickland The Powertrax locker was picked up at desert rat off road center. The purchase price was under $300 and since they have a warehouse and storefront in Tucson Arizona, there was no shipping, just tax. Powertrax boasts that the install should take 4 [...] More »

Ford 9″ Locker Install (Part 2)

We started this install at around 10:00 a.m. It started out easily enough, We blocked the front wheels and lifted the back end of the van and held up the axle with jack stands. 10:10 and so far so good. The next step we did was to disconnect the drive shaft from the rear end. [...] More »

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