OKI will add the following to the list of non answers to the original question of replacing tapered axles in a 63 8 3/4 housing with later flanged axles...- complete '65 rear axle assemblies will bolt right in...- you can make anything work if you throw enough money at it...anyone else have any tidbits of knowledge that they want to bestow onto the rest of us?can anyone answer the tapered to flanged axle conversion question?
From: Gary Wilson <gwwil...@xxxxxxxxx>
To: 1962to1965mopars <1962to19...@
Sent: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: Mopar Tapoered Axle Brake Coversion Link
I took a 65 cornet rear housing complete from drum to drum and install it in my 64. bolted right in. measure the one from the 66 from inside backing plate to backing plate and see if it matches the one from your 63 in width. may have to move spring pads a little bit and then again maybe not
On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM, 'BCBOUND' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse <1962to19...@
OK - Originally, I posted and asked if any actually knew for sure if it was possible to exchange 63-64 tapered axles for 65 up flanged axles in my 8 3/4 741 case with 3.23 sure grip. I need to install a 4.10 Sure grip. Do the 63 and 66 Axles have the same axle housings? Can I swap in the complete 66 Axle assembly IF I use the correct length axles?So far, I have learned that:- it IS NOT POSSIBLE as bearings are different- it IS POSSIBLE and a simple swap if all compatible parts are used- Green bearings suck,- Green bearings do not suck- Its easy to replace Wheel Studs,- Its easy to upgrade brake drums,- the spacers in early and late sure grip units are differentSo far no one has offered any advice from personal experience concerning the exchange of tapered axles for flanged axles and what is needed for the swap......Does anyone have an empty 53-64 8 3/4 housings to examine for fitting green or stock adjustable bearings? Are the bearing retainer plates the same between 63-64 and 65 up?