Drag Racing Tech - Ford 9" center section weights for ya
08-04-2002, 04:47 PM
Installed a new center section in my buddies TA this weekend. Had a chance to weigh the two. 1st was a Strange Nodular Iron center section with a Detroit Locker. It came in at 84 lbs. Next was a Strange Aluminum center section with a steel spool. It came in at 56 lbs. So a 28 lb savings between the two.
08-04-2002, 07:36 PM
And alot of that is rotational too.
Good info. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="gr_images/icons/cool.gif" />
08-04-2002, 08:13 PM
I wish I had gone with the aluminum center section when I did mine, since it wouldn't have really changed the price any at the time... Oh well...
08-05-2002, 03:12 AM
Very nice info.Yes that can save a few ponys with that kind of weight.
08-05-2002, 11:00 AM
The Aluminum Center becomes marginal choice in a Low10/Hi9 second car. This isn't to say guys haven't gone much faster then that on one.... Just the norm.
Beyond that I'd opt for a Thru-Bolt Case. I know in the standard cases the Iron and Alum are about the same price, but a Thru-Bolt case from Strange, MW, or Aerospace will set ya back around the $500 range.
Aerospace Thru-Bolt on the waaay! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="gr_images/icons/cool.gif" />
<small>[ August 05, 2002, 10:03 AM: Message edited by: KTamez ]</small>
08-05-2002, 12:50 PM
anyone know the weight difference between a detrot locker and a lightweight drag spool. I know the spool is around 5.8 lbs..and thats rotating weight. Anyone know what a detroit locker weights in at?
08-05-2002, 12:54 PM
I just love when GM guys have to put a Ford product under the rear.... <img border="0" alt="[cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_cheers.gif" />
08-06-2002, 01:00 AM
How much heavier is a ford 9" with alum chunk/spool VS. a Moser 12 bolt with spool?
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