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X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« on: February 19, 2021, 10:25:06 PM »
The gear carrier of my 1972 Pinto wagon has a large X on it. Not a regular size letter - a very large X cast into the gear housing - what does that stand for ? I know the gear ratio is 3:55 - Thanks

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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 09:43:35 AM »
I don't have a picture of the X , but this 72 diff had it



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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 11:19:14 AM »
Without a picture it would be hard to speculate. That said, was it thick enough to provide some form of structural bracing???

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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 02:07:27 PM »
Without a picture it would be hard to speculate. That said, was it thick enough to provide some form of structural bracing???

Nope. Just a big X.
I'd take a picture, but it is put away in my pole barn & all covered up. Big snow drifts have it locked away for the winter.

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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 02:12:33 PM »
Found a picture but it's hard to see the X

May have to "save as" to your computer to see it ?


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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 06:49:03 PM »
I can see the X but my computer monitor is a touchscreen so I can enlarge it easily, just like you would on your phone.  I have no idea what it means.

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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 07:29:05 AM »
I have a flip phone still  ;D

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Re: X cast into rear gear housing ????????????????????
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 08:12:53 AM »
I have a flip phone still  ;D

Actually, I still have one of those in addition to my iPhone.  I find the sound quality to be much better for conversations!

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