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#2533851 - 08/09/18 03:27 PM New S60 for the Coronet
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I still have a few parts to round up for the swap but I'm getting closer. I've been using a factory '68 B body Dana 60 under my Coronet for the past 30 years. It has worked just fine but I figured it was time to step up to the newer stuff so I got together with DoctorDiff to order a new combo.

This one is narrowed just a small amount, has the billet pinion yoke, 3.23 gears, helical differential, Baer rotors and the Mustang calipers. I need to bend up the brake lines yet and then figure out the e brake setup. Hopefully everything else lines up properly so I can drop it back on the ground.


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#2533853 - 08/09/18 03:34 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Sweet, You could drive cross country with that set up.

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#2533871 - 08/09/18 04:04 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Very nice. Are those 3.23 gears available from Strange??? Don't see them on their website or on Dr. Diff's.
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#2533873 - 08/09/18 04:07 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Looks sweet. I want one!
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#2533875 - 08/09/18 04:12 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: an8sec70cuda]
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Originally Posted By an8sec70cuda
Very nice. Are those 3.23 gears available from Strange??? Don't see them on their website or on Dr. Diff's.


Doctor Diff has tooled up the 3.23 gears but they aren't available yet. I have the first prototype set in this rearend so I'm the guinea pig. If they whine and howl then it will be back to the drawing board. If they work great then he'll put them on the website and start taking orders. Might be another 3 or 4 months until they are available on the website.

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#2533877 - 08/09/18 04:13 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Awesome, thanks Andy.
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#2533878 - 08/09/18 04:14 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: RustyM]
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Originally Posted By RustyM
Sweet, You could drive cross country with that set up.


Yeah I'm working on making the car more of a driver than it has been. I have the Doug Nash 5 speed in it so the first four gears are roughly 4:1 and then 5th is the 3.23. So it pulls hard in the first four and then I can kick it into 5th for freeway cruising.

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#2533883 - 08/09/18 04:17 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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That looks like a nice stout piece for sure............ thumbs
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#2533918 - 08/09/18 05:49 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: Thumperdart]
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Very cool!
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#2533923 - 08/09/18 06:09 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: GY3]
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The MoPig has a new Strange S60 under it now, but it's totally Plain Jane compared to the new one for the AndyMobile. whiney

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#2534066 - 08/10/18 04:41 AM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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VEry kool Andy, keep us posted on those 3.23s.

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#2534113 - 08/10/18 09:41 AM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: LAD 524]
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Originally Posted By LAD 524
VEry kool Andy, keep us posted on those 3.23s.

Amen to that...a 3.23 in a Dana would keep me from switching to a 9" Ford in the little turbo Dakota up
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#2534117 - 08/10/18 09:52 AM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Any weight comparison to the original Dana 60?

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#2534169 - 08/10/18 11:29 AM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: 451Mopar]
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Originally Posted By 451Mopar
Any weight comparison to the original Dana 60?


I intend to weigh both but I don't have those numbers yet.

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#2534187 - 08/10/18 12:14 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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My notes are not in front of me, but as far as aftermarket 60's go, the Strange unit that I ordered through Dr Diff was 2 lbs lighter than the Moser housing of the same size.

The factory units may be either heavier or lighter. If lighter, I would suspect that there aren't as many reinforcement welds on the axle tubes and or gussets like the new units have. Weld beads can add up the weight quite fast fellas. but I could be wrong.


Edited by fullmetaljacket (08/10/18 12:14 PM)

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#2534196 - 08/10/18 12:38 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: RapidusMaximus]
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Originally Posted By RapidusMaximus
Originally Posted By LAD 524
VEry kool Andy, keep us posted on those 3.23s.

Amen to that...a 3.23 in a Dana would keep me from switching to a 9" Ford in the little turbo Dakota up

Do you know about the pick up truck Dana 61 with 3.30 and 3.07 gears in them?
I know of two in a local scrap yard that I should own now realcrazy
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#2534276 - 08/10/18 02:46 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Looks great buddy.

Also looks expensive, but I'm thinking a complete, real B body Dana with legible BOM numbers would probably pay you back most of the way for that nice looking new axle. It'd be really cool to break even and help out someone doing a resto at the same time.
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#2534311 - 08/10/18 04:04 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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The Dana 60 I have is really clean and good shape so I'm sure I'll be able to get a good price for it. I don't need a numbers correct Dana in my car so you're correct, sending it down the road to someone who needs one is a good thing to do.

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#2534351 - 08/10/18 05:47 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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210lbs!!


Edited by J_BODY (08/10/18 05:50 PM)

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#2534414 - 08/10/18 09:55 PM Re: New S60 for the Coronet [Re: AndyF]
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Originally Posted By AndyF
Originally Posted By an8sec70cuda
Very nice. Are those 3.23 gears available from Strange??? Don't see them on their website or on Dr. Diff's.


Doctor Diff has tooled up the 3.23 gears but they aren't available yet. I have the first prototype set in this rearend so I'm the guinea pig. If they whine and howl then it will be back to the drawing board. If they work great then he'll put them on the website and start taking orders. Might be another 3 or 4 months until they are available on the website.


You might have just made his phone go crazy. popcorn

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