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post #1 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this Dana 35 housing?

I've been thinking about simply re gearing my D35 after the accident (see my previous thread) since I already have a locker in it, and since its been extremely difficult to find a Ford 8.8 with 3.55 gears in it. I found something peculiar in the housing near the outer pinion bearing race, and want to know what you guys think. Can I get by? All input is much appreciated, you guys are awesome.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 09:36 AM
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I would get another D35 from the junkyard. You should be able to find one from pretty cheap. Then swap your locker into it.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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a Ford 8.8 with 3.55s is super common. Id look on ebay or something. or here http://www.car-part.com/

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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That is a oil return passage . It's cast into the housing at manufacture.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 03:56 PM
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Yep, you need that oil passage so that oil can flow to the yoke side pinion bearings.
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Yep. Oil passage.

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This answers my question, thank you fellas. I hope to get my baby up and running before the snow rolls in!
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-07-2019, 06:50 AM
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As we All know the D35 is junk so of course you should drop in a V8 or Cummins 4BT.....

I am surprised the V8 swap guys havent shown up yet.

WIth that said I would look harder for an 8.8 after blowing up 2 tyrdy5's in a month Ill pass on them

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As we All know the D35 is junk so of course you should drop in a V8 or Cummins 4BT.....

I am surprised the V8 swap guys havent shown up yet.

WIth that said I would look harder for an 8.8 after blowing up 2 tyrdy5's in a month Ill pass on them
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YES LS SWAP is needed... Best paired w the D35...

Seriously, if you are planning on keeping this , go 8.8
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There will always be that one guy who wheeled his D35 for years and never broke anything. That was me...but my locker broke first and saved me the heartache of keeping it.

If you are under a time crunch, get another D35. If you have time, get the 8.8 or whatever else you can find. There is a good chance whatever you get will be better than what you have...maybe.


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