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Unread 09-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
austinsxe
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9 inch rebuild

I'm putting a spool in a 9 inch that I recently bought and I can't find the bearing preload specs/backlash. Any help on a rebuild would be awesome! Thanks!!

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Unread 09-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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How hard are you looking? A search on "ford 9 inch pinion preload" turned up pages of stuff to choose from.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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According to the instructions that came with my setup new vs used gears have different values for backlash and preloading.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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I'm not looking for pinion preload, but thanks for all of your help mdm!
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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I'm not looking for pinion preload, but thanks for all of your help mdm!
I'm sorry. I guess I shouldn't have read your post before I responded. Your comment about bearing preload lead me to assume you were refering to the pinion. My mistake.

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I'm putting a spool in a 9 inch that I recently bought and I can't find the bearing preload specs/backlash. Any help on a rebuild would be awesome! Thanks!!
If I remember correctly, the links I found with my search turned up several sites that cover the whole 9" setup.
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