L 130 gearing


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Post Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 pm

L 130 gearing

I have a '50 L 130 with the original rear end, I'm looking to change rear end gearing into the 3/50-ish range. Is anyone aware of a manufacturer that I can source the ring and pinion gears from?

Thanks, Jeff

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 pm

Re: L 130 gearing

Not unless you know someone who will custom hob a gear set.

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:35 pm

Re: L 130 gearing

Your options with that axle were 4.3 to 1; 4.88 to 1; 5.571 to 1; or 6.166 to 1.
You could spend about $3500 for a Gear Vendors overdrive. OR, replace he axle with a modern DANA 60 for a couple hundred dollars.
Another option is to change out both axles for a DANA 60 set from a FORD F350 and have a four wheel drive. This is a simple straight axle swap. You will have to buy new spring "U" bolts.1997 is the best year F350 for this swap.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: L 130 gearing

I agree DANA 60 you can get normally in a truck with the same carrier, 4.10---3.73---3.55. Wheel adapter maybe. Hard to find a 60 with your bolt patter. Mid 1960s IH had the same bolt pattern.
A Dana 61 offers 3.31 and 3.07, another hard to find.

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:49 pm

Re: L 130 gearing

I do not know why any person would limit themselves with that old 6 bolt pattern. The curse of that old bolt pattern has the multi piece wheels and all of the situations that go with that feature.
I left my want list with Wasney Ford Recyclers for a pair of Dana 60 axles. The rear was in stock and the front became available in a few weeks.
Another good source of these and many other parts is the Auto wrecker's network. Google for it. I found a set of Dana 44 Jeep axles at Olympic 4X4 in Snohomish, WA.
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Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:20 pm

Re: L 130 gearing

Thank you for the replies and info. A Dana 60 will be what I will hunt for. Jeff

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