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Jon Mello

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Full-Floaters
« on: October 12, 2011, 02:50:06 AM »
While the example shown happens to be on a dragster, there is some good general information
on full floating rear ends in this old Hot Rod magazine article.



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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 05:28:55 AM »
John.....Sometime in the very early '70s, John Treder had the 12 bolt fitted to his A/S.  A local shop used their "drag race bits" for the conversion.  Aside from a pain to swap crown wheel & pinion, it performed flawlessly.  Until we went from 5, to 6 litre engines (A Sedan to GT1).  At the first National at Sears Point that year, the left rear was overtaxed by the hp/torque (586/525).  The inner bearing race "became" part of the axle snout.  A quick call to the original fabricator, & he said, "Bring it down."  After one look at it, he stated, "You're still running that setup, I thought I contacted everyone & got them to upgrade to my stock car hubs & snouts!?!!?"   I still remember the smell of burned 140 wt. Valvoline!
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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 04:32:44 AM »
Interesting bit of information, Steve. Thanks for posting. I know what you're saying about certain smells. I had a friend who was a mechanic and the shop where he worked had a fire and it burned to the ground. I still remember the smell on his burnt tools.
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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 09:26:22 PM »
Out of interest, were full floaters used in the Trans-Am pre 1972 era?

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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 02:57:24 AM »
Yes, Ford had them for sure in 69,70. Not certain in 67,68 though.

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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 04:37:45 AM »
Ran across this in the Revs Digital Library.  Autodynamics Challenger in 1970.




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Re: Full-Floaters
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 05:53:02 AM »
The Javelins were using them starting in '68 and Penske started using them in '69.
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