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mkm
post Aug 4 2013, 12:56 PM
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Looking for one of GM's third gen's Dana 44 even if it is just a housing as long as it is in good condition.

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Mark
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post Aug 5 2013, 11:55 AM
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Is that more commonly referred to as the Austrailian 9 bolt?
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post Aug 5 2013, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (slowTA @ Aug 5 2013, 07:55 AM) *
Is that more commonly referred to as the Austrailian 9 bolt?


No. There was a Dana 44 built for the 1989 Turbo Trans Am (as I remember) and available as an aftermarket part from GM Performance Parts. At one point Summit Racing was carrying them. I remember looking at them in the catalog (I had my '89 Formula at the time and blew up one rear axle in it) and they were about $2200 or so. Then I got a catalog one day with them on clearance for about $650. I called first thing in the morning and they were already sold out.

Since it was a factory installed part, it's update/backdate legal.

The factory installed the 9 bolt, the 10 bolt and the Dana 44 (in limited numbers). There were actually 3 factory rear axle options for the 3rd gen...but the Dana is really rare.
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post Aug 5 2013, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (trackbird @ Aug 5 2013, 07:17 AM) *
QUOTE (slowTA @ Aug 5 2013, 07:55 AM) *
Is that more commonly referred to as the Austrailian 9 bolt?


No. There was a Dana 44 built for the 1989 Turbo Trans Am (as I remember) and available as an aftermarket part from GM Performance Parts. At one point Summit Racing was carrying them. I remember looking at them in the catalog (I had my '89 Formula at the time and blew up one rear axle in it) and they were about $2200 or so. Then I got a catalog one day with them on clearance for about $650. I called first thing in the morning and they were already sold out.

Since it was a factory installed part, it's update/backdate legal.

The factory installed the 9 bolt, the 10 bolt and the Dana 44 (in limited numbers). There were actually 3 factory rear axle options for the 3rd gen...but the Dana is really rare.


Trackbird is correct and it was also in the Firehawk. They also were installing these under Warranty back in 83 if someone blue up the 7.5 and bitch enought I have a copy of the bulletin.

Mark
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post Aug 5 2013, 08:35 PM
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Could you post a copy of the bulletin ?

Or email it to me davehoppie @ yahoo. c o m

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post Aug 6 2013, 11:49 PM
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QUOTE (mkm @ Aug 5 2013, 08:50 AM) *
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QUOTE (slowTA @ Aug 5 2013, 07:55 AM) *
Is that more commonly referred to as the Austrailian 9 bolt?


No. There was a Dana 44 built for the 1989 Turbo Trans Am (as I remember) and available as an aftermarket part from GM Performance Parts. At one point Summit Racing was carrying them. I remember looking at them in the catalog (I had my '89 Formula at the time and blew up one rear axle in it) and they were about $2200 or so. Then I got a catalog one day with them on clearance for about $650. I called first thing in the morning and they were already sold out.

Since it was a factory installed part, it's update/backdate legal.

The factory installed the 9 bolt, the 10 bolt and the Dana 44 (in limited numbers). There were actually 3 factory rear axle options for the 3rd gen...but the Dana is really rare.


Trackbird is correct and it was also in the Firehawk. They also were installing these under Warranty back in 83 if someone blue up the 7.5 and bitch enought I have a copy of the bulletin.

Mark


It's crazy that back in 83 GM knew the 7.5" rear was a problem, yet they continued to use them instead of making a stronger rear like the Dana 44, even through the higher up years of the 4th gens...
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post Aug 7 2013, 07:06 PM
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They had TWO good diffs, the Dana and the 9-bolt, yet still chose to use the 7.5". I'm guessing the accounting department at GM all drove Mustangs!! (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/banghead.gif)
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post Aug 13 2013, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (BumpaD_Z28 @ Aug 5 2013, 03:35 PM) *
Could you post a copy of the bulletin ?

Or email it to me davehoppie @ yahoo. c o m

~DaVe


Dave.

I have been looking for the pdf file that I got the doc. from and haven't been able to find it but I did run across this from dana go to page 253-256 list all the axles built for the third gen f-body.

http://www2.dana.com/pdf/X510-9.pdf

Mark

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post Aug 15 2013, 12:14 AM
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Too bad for the housing and case part numbers it says Contact Manufacturer... (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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