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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:40 PM
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Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Thanks for the correction, Mart! My belated research shows '42 to be the first year for the open driveline, parallel spring setup, not '41.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:27 AM
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Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Parallel leafs in the rear are from the factory. I believe '41 was the first year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:25 AM
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Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

No need "to swap out the entire rear end"! Just drop out the center section and change the ring and pinion to something like 3.89 or 4.11. With the overdrive trans, the final ratio would be about...
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