[Healeys] 1959 100-6 front disc brake and rear axle change.

Chris Scholz drscholz at visioncenterpc.com
Fri Nov 28 21:39:16 MST 2014

Sounds good. I will have it rebuilt with a 3.54 and a Quaife limited slip. I
wonder what the rpms will be @60 mph?  I was hoping for a relaxed highway
cruiser where it would be spinning at 1600 rpm at 60 mph.  I haven't seen any
replacement gear taller than a 3.54.

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Chris Scholz OD

> On Nov 28, 2014, at 9:39 PM, "Chris Dimmock" <austin.healey at gmail.com>
> The 6 cyl Healey diff & axles are pretty strong. It's nearly 9 inches.
> Get a Quaife or similar. Quaife makes a centre specifically for a Healey.
You can also get a Detroit locker for a healey but I wouldn't recommend it in
a road car.
> You'll be fine with a 3.54 in a Quaife
> Chris
> 3.54 new still in the box
> 3.9 in a Quaife in the car
> 4.1 in a Detroit locker on the shelf
> www.myaustinhealey.com
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>> On 29 Nov 2014, at 1:07 pm, "Chris Scholz" <drscholz at visioncenterpc.com>
>> I am wondering if I can keep the stock Healey axle and install a 3.54 gear
>> 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
>> be expensive to attach my splined hubs to the non-stock rear end. The car
>> have an all aluminum LS V8 (300hp) with 4speed automatic overdrive so it
>> be easier on the rear end vs a stick. With skinny tires and an estimated
>> lb curb weight, I can't imagine that there would be much stress on the
>> end.  Has anyone else rebuilt their stock rear with taller gears and
>> slip?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Chris Scholz OD
>>> On Nov 28, 2014, at 5:47 PM, "healeyguy at aol.com" <healeyguy at aol.com>
>>> 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,
>> to go with a lighter 8 inch unit. They are strong enough and in most cases
>> 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
>> wheels
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