Part # 916040054

Ford 9 Inch Rearend Axle Housing Kit with Buick Finned Drums, 54





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Universal Fit, Rear Position, Semi-Floating Axle Type

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    Key Specs

    MFG. Part #916040054
    BrandSpeedway Motors
    Axle TypeSemi-Floating

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    Preserving traditional hot rod styling and designs of the past is getting more difficult by the day. In the past, acquiring a set of finned Buick brake drums for the rear of your traditional Ford hot rod required running a weak, closed driveshaft-type rear axle that would quickly fail when paired with a SBC - not any longer!

    If you're looking for a budget-friendly and rock-solid rearend to complete your upgraded driveline with an added touch of 60s hot rod style, look no further. For the first time ever, you can buy a brand new 9" housing that comes with an axle flange designed to fit 30s-40s Ford backing plates, and a custom axle offset specifically designed for Buick Finned Brake Drums or early Ford iron drums. These fabricated steel Ford 9" rearend housing kits feature all-new components for maximum durability. This 9 inch Ford axle housing is pumpkin-centered, which will offset the pinion yoke about 1". This is done to make fabricating a triangulated 4-link system much easier. Simply weld on your preferred brackets, slip in the included 31-spline axles and add the 3rd member of your choice (sold separately), and you have yourself a bulletproof vintage axle!

    Kit Includes:

    Ford 9 Inch Rearend Axle Housing Kit, Early Ford Style

    Total wheel-to-wheel mounting surface width is 54" (from hub-to-hub). The pumpkin is centered in the housing, which puts the pinion 1" offset from center, requiring different length axle shafts. This 54" housing kit includes one 27-5/8" long axle, and one 25-1/4" long axle. These axle housing kits are specific to this brake configuration, meaning it's never been easier to run finned Buick drums on all four corners of your ride! Flanges are drilled for 5 x 5-1/2" bolt pattern

    Includes the fabricated housing, a pair of axle shafts with bearings and seals, heavy-duty retainer plates, and 1/2"-20 Ford/Mopar wheel studs. Also included are (8) T-bolts for the axle bearing retainer plates and (10) studs for the third member.

    • New stamped steel round back housing centerpiece
    • New billet steel housing ends with oil seal surface
    • 3" O.D. DOM 1/4" wall axle tubes
    • 31-spline axles w/ bearings, studs & retainers
    • 1/2"-20 wheel studs, 2" long
    • 5 x 5-1/2" wheel bolt pattern
    • 3-3/8" center-to-center axle flange bolt pattern fits Ford Bendix style backing plates
    • Custom axle shaft to housing offset designed specifically for Buick finned brake drums

    Bendix Style Brakes for 1937-48 Ford Spindles, 12 x 2 Inch

    If you want the early look but are reluctant to use old non-energizing drum brakes, we have just what you need. Our 100% new self-energizing backing plate assemblies come complete with shoes, wheel cylinders, and hardware. Fits the rear of 1937-48 Ford cars - a perfect match for the axle flange on this housing.

    • Wheel Cylinder Inlet: 7/16"-20 straight thread
    • NOT 7/16"-20 IFF
    • Inlet fitting will require a sealing washer or O-ring style fitting
    • Bolt Pattern: 3-3/8" center-to-center both horizontal and vertically

    Buick-Style Finned Aluminum Brake Drum for Ford Spindles, 12 x 2

    Preserving traditional hot rod styling and designs of the past is getting more difficult by the day. In the past, acquiring a set of finned Buick brake drums for your traditional Ford hot rod required hours of rummaging through swap meets and some time on the lathe, machining them down to fit on your 1937-48 Ford spindles - those days are over!

    This all-new Buick-style brake drum combines modern design and engineering with the classic stylings of the past. This is not a flimsy cover, but rather a high-quality recreation of the most effective brake drums ever produced. This all-new improved design features an increase in strength over the OE Buick drums, a hub-centric center register for improved safety and handling, and the correct offset built in to clear traditional Ford brake setups. Plus, it's computer balanced internally, eliminating those ugly external weights.

    These brand new aluminum castings include a steel brake liner and are machined with the proper clearances to fit onto 1937-48 Ford hubs, as well as any 12" x 2" Bendix-style brake configuration with a 5 x 5.5 wheel bolt pattern. They are the perfect addition to any traditional hot rod build.

    • No machining required
    • Iconic 45-fin "Buick" brake drum styling of the past
    • New aluminum castings with integrated steel brake liner
    • Lighter weight than a traditional steel cast drum brake
    • CNC machined to clear 1937-48 Ford brakes
    • Computer balanced, no ugly stick-on weights
    • Hub centric 5 x 5.5" bolt pattern
    • Uniformly smooth cast surface is ideal for polishing
    • Slips directly over our 1937-48 Ford 12"x2" Bendix brakes


    MFG. Part #916040054
    BrandSpeedway Motors
    Axle TypeSemi-Floating
    Overall Width54"
    Differential IncludedNo
    Axle Splines31
    Tube O.D.3"
    Bolt Pattern5 on 5.5"
    Housing MaterialSteel
    Wheel Studs IncludedYes
    Sold in QuantityKit
    Brakes IncludedYes
    Bearings IncludedYes
    Seals IncludedYes
    Rotors IncludedNo
    Thread Pitch1/2"-20