[Healeys] 1959 100-6 front disc brake conversion

Chris Scholz drscholz at visioncenterpc.com
Fri Nov 28 19:07:01 MST 2014

I am wondering if I can keep the stock Healey axle and install a 3.54 gear and
a limited slip diff?  I want it to be a low rpm cruiser at 60mph. The
aftermarket rear ends would put the driveshaft at a very odd angle and it will
be expensive to attach my splined hubs to the non-stock rear end. The car will
have an all aluminum LS V8 (300hp) with 4speed automatic overdrive so it will
be easier on the rear end vs a stick. With skinny tires and an estimated 2100
lb curb weight, I can't imagine that there would be much stress on the rear
end.  Has anyone else rebuilt their stock rear with taller gears and limited

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Chris Scholz OD

> On Nov 28, 2014, at 5:47 PM, "healeyguy at aol.com" <healeyguy at aol.com> wrote:
> Chris
> I ran a modified 100 several years ago with a 9 inch Ford. It is a very
heavy unit and I would recommend, if you have not already spent your money, is
to go with a lighter 8 inch unit. They are strong enough and in most cases the
pinion is a bit higher.
> Aloha
> Perry
> Chris Scholz
> I am replacing the rear end with a ford 9" built for my splined hubs/wire

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