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Another axle decode request .....








 
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Another axle decode request .....








Your pictures didn't come through.

Okay, yeah they did.
 

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D8TA-ZE = Dana 60-7F front axle, non-locking, 4500 lb capacity, w/o free running hubs. There's a discrepancy though, the tag is stamped with a 3.73 ratio but the parts catalog says it should be 3.54.

I don't have a D9TA-YC listed on my chart.
 
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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Not listed in my '73/79 truck catalog (10//88 version on fiche) either.

Edit: See post #6. D9TA-YC is not listed in the truck parts catalog, cuz it's for a Bronco application.
 
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Thanks gents .... the second pic is a custom rebuild that i bought with a rolling chassie - i assume the shop custom made that tag.... the first was a part of a basket case crew project - its a 44 ....
 
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The second pic is a custom rebuild that i bought with a rolling chassie - i assume the shop custom made that tag.
I still cannot see the pics of the tags, but it really doesn't matter.

It's not a "made up" tag, cuz here's the info: Ford ID number: D9TA-YC / Dana ID number: 610088-5 = Dana 44-9F Front Driving Axle / 3.50-1 / Free Running Hubs / non Limited Slip / Original application: 1979 Bronco.

Info source: 1973/79 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog / Text - Section 30 - Page 1 = Dana Front Driving Axle ID Chart.

Believe it...or not: Bronco parts are listed in the car parts catalogs thru 1979.
 
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On the one axle, the Dana ID number (610023-1) matches the D8TA-ZE in the Ford catalog. If it's on a D44 axle it sounds like someone has put the wrong tag on it because the Ford book definitely says it should be a D60.
And I couldn't find anything specific on the D9TA-YC axle. The closest I could find on Dana's site was 610068-5. General consensus is that it's a HP D44 but that's all the info that I could find on it.

EDIT: Oh, Bronco application. That wouldn't be listed in the light truck catalog, right Bill?
 

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And I couldn't find anything specific on the D9TA-YC axle.

EDIT: Oh, Bronco application. That wouldn't be listed in the light truck catalog, right Bill?
Correctamundo...why neither of us could find it. I had a hunch, looked in the '73/79 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog. VOILA!
 
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Wierd , pics arent showin up for me now either-I'll try again .... I meant "made up" tag in the sence that they put in the 3.73 's to match the rear 60 ....

The D9TA-YC "should be" and looks to me to be a 44 - It is a 8 lug so why would that be under the bronco section?







the 44

 
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Wierd , pics arent showin up for me now either-I'll try again .... I meant "made up" tag in the sense that they put in the 3.73 's to match the rear 60 ....

The D9TA-YC "should be" and looks to me to be a 44 - It is a 8 lug so why would that be under the bronco section?
The tag number is D9TA-YC .. It's a Dana 44-9F Front Driving Axle (I said so and more...in post #6).

This tag number is only listed in the 1973/79 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog. Application says 1979 Bronco.

Obviously it didn't have 8 lug wheels originally and you said yourself that a shop modified it. So, not only did they swap gears, but hubs and etc as well.
 
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Sorry bill ... the newer looking tag on the D60 (D8TA)was the one i was refering to as having diff gear set.

That seems like a lot of modification to go to 8 lug on the 44.... oh well - So how much is the/a 44 worth then ( My orignal goal was to get more info to set a price for a guy that wants it)?


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Just my opinion but the D9TA tag looks factory but the D8TA looks hand made, the narrow spacing between the rows, the crooked "Z", bacwards "E", eneven 3.73, uneven Dana number, etc.
 
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I can't see the pics, cuz there's an FTE glitch. Left lower corner, it sez: Error on page. No problemo's anywhere else, so it's just here on FTE.

Mike, a genuine Ford rear axle tag does not have the Dana ID number on it. Would read: D8TA-AZ, have the ratio, codes for the assembly date (like 8BC), assembly plant code/design change.

There is a separate Dana ID tag. 1973/79 Dana 60 ID tag was roughly 2" x 1/2" bolted to the housing (2 bolts) adjacent to the inspection cover.

To the left on RWD's, to the right on 4WD front driving axles.

When the tag is decoded...then you'll see the Dana ID number and other fall-der-all. See the D9TA-YC decode in post #6 for an example.
 
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Mine got the same message (just above the original post), I just clicked on the message and on drop down menu I clicked to view the content anyway.
 

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