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Flipping a Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    If I flipped a Dana 60 and put Reverse Cut gears in it, would it work right? I know oiling would be an issue, but that can be dealt with. My mind just farts out on me when I think about the directions and whether you are running on the coast side or proper side. I'm talking in Rear applications by the way.
     
  2. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    No. If you flip an axle, it puts the pinion on the wrong side of the ring gear, and it will go backward.
     
  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Yeah, reverse cut or not, wont work.
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    Reverse cut doesn't mean reverse rotation. It means that the gear is cut backward so that when you are moving in a forward directoin you are not running on the coast side of the gear which is weaker then the other side.

    Harley
     
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    could get a HP D60 center section out of like a ford and use that
     
  6. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Do it and just run Reverse for forward and Forward for reverse and you are golden! :grin:
     
  7. mikey_d05

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    Get a reverse rotation marine engine, that'd make it run the right way. :D
     

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