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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2004, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dana 44 fronts and compatibility.

So heres the deal.

I own a Scout 44 front. It matches my scout 44 rear.

Someone has offered me a D44 front for my old crank and rods from my 4.2L.

He claims its a LOW PINION D44 front, from a FORD.
That sounds odd to me because I thought Fords were all H/P.

Now the big question.
What is compatible? I was hoping to get flat-top knuckles out of it, and then I realised I could get the 44 gears (4.10s) carrier, shafts, knuckles and hubs.

Will any of this stuff convert over?
The idea is to get the flat tops, run hi-steer, and hold the gear set incase I get a smoking deal on a set of rears, then I can have them installed instead of my 3.54s

I know stuff like shafts, and what not wont match, but I have a friend with a EB D44 front housing, who is looking for all the chevy parts to go in there because the only thing that doesn't match up between the two is the short side inner.

Maybe this guy just has his axle upside down?
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Re: Dana 44 fronts and compatibility.

I'm not an expert on high pinion Dana 44's. What I seem to remember is that the high pinion was used in 1976-79 Ford F150 and 1978-79 Ford Bronco. I'm not a Dana 44 expert, but I seem to remember that high pinion used reverse rotation gears. The Scout II always used standard rotation gears. I'm thinking that if the gears that are being offered to your are high pinion / reverse rotation gears, it's a good idea to decline the offer if you plan on using the gears in a Scout II axle. I might not be 100% correct, but I seem to remember that the front Dana 44 Wagoneer / Cherokee axles 1974 - 1976 will have the flat top knuckles your looking for a high steer conversion.
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Now the big question.
What is compatible?

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As stated, Ford used low pinions too. The diff parts will interchange. The scout knuckles/spindles have 8 bolts, the Ford's have 5. I don't know about the knuckles being flat top but the bearing and hub design of the Ford is stronger than the scout. U-joint size on the shafts is also larger on the Ford.
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Re: Dana 44 fronts and compatibility.

I found this place surfin the web rockequipment

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