Ford 9" venting and brakes on Chevy truck

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I'm looking for ideas on how to vent the 9" in building, specifically whether I can move the vent location. I would preferably like to have both the vent and brake lines center mounted one one each side just center of the axle. My question about the venting is if I move it to the center section will it puke out oil? any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Okay thanks, Should I plug the old vent hole or plug weld it?
 

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wouldn't the drain plug need to be threaded with a taper so it'll stop before it goes all the way in? If so how would that be done?
 

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Ok well I figured out what to do with the vent and brake lines, but now when I was removing the axles I noticed the big spacer in the axle shaft had a coule of gouges so I checked the axle tube and saw that it too was gouged. So my question is can the end just be replaced or is the tube have to be replaced?i
 

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Here is what I'm talking about
the first pic is of the gouged retainer spacer
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next 2 pics are of the axle e housing end
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this pic is of the other side that isn't damaged
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this pic is of the axle it is 31 spline but I thought 31 splines didn't have a taper? It came out of a 79' F150
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and this is of the bearing showing it is a big bearing set 20 ,right?
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Well I found that the gouge in the retainer is nothing and it won't affect anything although I am going to replace it just to be on the safe side.

Here is a link to the fill cap I went with and I'm gonna go with a Currie drain plug.
http://secure.chassisshop.com/partdetail/C73-752/
 
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