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Old 01-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #21
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I'm not sure it's much of an issue in a 12 bolt drag car. Circle track cars try to control the inertia that wants to move the lube to the right rear axle tube.
Jimmy said the 9" Ford rear does it on the bench. My MPH going up immediately after adding lube (and that/this gear set not wearing) made me think he was correct. If Jimmy told me a pizz-ant could pull a freight train I would start trying to figure out how to hook that little sucker up. :-)
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:22 PM   #22
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I know a Pro Stocker that uses a heater in his 9.5" housing. The cord is tied to the left wheelie bar, so is easily plugged in.
nothing trick here, many stock/super stock cars have this including mine.
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There is a company called "Seals It" that makes all kinds of seals, including ones that designed to go into axle tubes like 9" Ford type rears to keep the oil in the center section and not go running into the axle tubes.
again nothing that isn't being used in many stock/super stock cars/rear housings including mine.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:41 PM   #23
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Jimmy said the 9" Ford rear does it on the bench. My MPH going up immediately after adding lube (and that/this gear set not wearing) made me think he was correct. If Jimmy told me a pizz-ant could pull a freight train I would start trying to figure out how to hook that little sucker up. :-)

Jimmy told me this several times, and I'm pretty sure he is correct. I wish I had tried it before we had that 5.00 gear in the 12 bolt go away. Jimmy said it does affect the 12 bolt as well. He also said to use API GL-6 lube. I tend to listen to Jimmy, I've known him since about 1980 or so, and every time I've ignored his advice, it has cost me, one way or another.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:48 PM   #24
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Thanks Alan.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #25
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Question. If you put seals or baffles in the tubes to keep the lube at the gear do you need to worry about axle bearings?
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #26
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If your axle bearings are sealed, I wouldn't know why.
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been a long day lol.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:31 PM   #28
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Quite a few years ago, I read an article in a MuscleCar magazine in which they did a back to back comparison of regular and synthetic lubes in a '69 Hemi Charger with an A-833 4-speed and a Dana 60. IIRC the total difference between dinosaur oils and synthetics in engine/trans and axle was 3 tenths. Car went from 13.00 to 12.70 doing nothing but changing to synthetic lubes.
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My p.o.s. didn't show anything when I switched.
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Alan I had this conversation with mr. B about the gl6 lube but I have not been able to locate any , is it available in the Nashville area? Thanks .
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