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    Rear Differential fill capacity debacle

    Ok i just drain and filled up a diff on a 31 and it took 1-1/2 pints.. some publications called for 1-1/2 quarts.

    See post #6 on this thread
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

    1-1/2 pints is correct.


      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      Only a MAGICTIAN could put in 1 1/2 QUARTS!!!

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Tell that to the publications listed in the above link. Plus when the question was asked many times over nobody had the confirmed answer

    "It is written" is a convincing term for most even today .... Bibles, books, or newspapers ... poor old Galileo under house arrest for declaring the earth revolved around the sun .... 1-1/2 quarts ..... not to much changed! LOL


      I've never measured it, but I have just filled until it started to come out the fill hole. I'm interested to hear about anyone that actually fit 2 1/2 quarts in the rear.


      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Mike, if they did that I'd want too know how the rear brakes worked!

        I too only pump in what fills to leak out the fill hole. I don't see a reason to measure, it won't hold more!
        Last edited by DaWizard; 02-03-2018, 01:02 AM.


      Not too long ago, I read where it was found that people with a 1958 high school education were found to have better "basic", formal education knowledge than students graduating today with a Bachelors Degree from a University.

      Why bother trying to guess whether or not someone's rear end is capable of holding 2-1/2 pints?

      Liquid measurements? Hmmmmmm .... just ask anybody on the street today, (with no wrinkles), how many ounces are in a gallon?


      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        True there were no public schools when the constitution was written yet these guys guys were prolific writers and scholars. I think schools should go back to shop classes again but they will not, I took wood working, metal shop and electronics all of which I have used my whole life.
        Last edited by BNCHIEF; 02-03-2018, 06:54 AM.