1966 2 Door Hardtop 289 Borg T10 4 speed 9" rear end
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I feel like I’ve tried every combination of words, searching google for some variation of chip/crack/break/broke and axle housing/housing/carrier mounting surface, etc but I can’t find anywhere else this issue was discussed:
I was just about ready to bolt the new drop in center section on the ford 9” rear last night, which I was replacing after finding a broken tooth on the pinion gear. When I was back under there to clear the old gasket and get it ready, I saw these cracks on the carrier mounting surface for the first time.
They don’t extend into, but are both more or less lined up with the axle tubes. I can’t fond an answer on whether or not that’s enough of a problem to stop and repair or replace the housing, or if I’m good to go as long as they’re not big enough to interfere with the new gasket doing it’s job. (Ordered a new lube locker gasket with the center section as opposed to going with more gasket maker, but if gasket maker is the solution to work around these chips, then I’m fine with that. Thanks!