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  1. Drivetrain & Performance
    I found a used z28 8.5" GM differential with a limited slip differential and 3.42 gears for a good price. I'm going to take a look at it this weekend. Any tips for checking to make sure it's in good shape? Will inspect the gears for chips/wear. Any tricks to checking out the bearing health?
  2. Drivetrain & Performance
    I rebuilt my 8.2" 10-bolt on my 70 with new gears and Yukon LSD. It has about 100 miles on it now. During hard braking there is a whir noise like there is a flat spot on a bearing. No other noise during cruise, coasting, accel or deccel. Here is a picture of the gear wear. This is my first diff...
  3. Drivetrain & Performance
    Not asking which is better I know that's a dumb question, really just hoping to hear the experience people have had with there setups regarding either trutrac, Detroit locker or good old fashion spool for street/strip cars hanging in the 700hp range. Ive researched a lot on these three and ive...
  4. Drivetrain & Performance
    Got in a wreck the other day in my 68. my brother rear ended me at a stop light, he wasn't paying attention to what was in front of him apparently. it dented in my bumper pretty bad but didn't hurt the body none. I got her home okay that night but today, thats a different story. Got in the 68...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    I've read on line that a completely dry and rebuilt 12 bolt rear end will take up to six quarts to fill. I thought that must be a typo and they must mean six pints but they swear it's six courts. I thought it only two or three quarts but I'd like to be sure at $28/quart. Since I spent $2k on...
  6. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hello to Chevy Forum family. This is my first post and so hopefully someone will be able to help or provide some insight as to how to tackle this problem. As you can see from the pictures, I am having trouble removing this pin. It will not budge. I have tried hammering it out with no luck. Any...
  7. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    So this isnt a typical "10 bolt, 12 bolt, or ford 9 inch rear" question Car specs: 4 door 454 about 650hp (maybe more depending on budget) 6 speed 20x8 front 20x10 rears I have a 2000 Camaro V-6 that I am pulling all of the power disc brakes and useable suspension parts off from, and into the...
  8. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am wanting to get a new diff with posi trac because mine is open right now and need to know how many splines it had, i know it is a 8.5 10 bolt design i found what i need but there are two options one for 28 spline and one for 30 spline
  9. Drivetrain & Performance
    I've got a 1963 nova with a 3.08 open/non-posi. I'm having axle bearing problems and I was wondering if I should replace the carrier and do the bearings all in one shot or just do the bearings and drive it till it pukes. It's hard to find a quality diff that fits my car. I found a 3.08 posi...
  10. Drivetrain & Performance
    i have a 1966 sedan that i am in the process of upgrading steering/suspension/drivetrain parts. I am aiming for a pro touring style setup. The car will be driven mainly on the street, but will hit the drag strip or autocross track from time to time. i want to put a ford 9" in it, but i am...
  11. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 1977 Nova with 250 straight 6, the auto parts store sold me a 84B Gasket for the 10 bolt diff. cover but the bolt holes don't match up. So I'm trying to determine what rear end this is.
  12. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am getting ready to swap out my carrier and ring and pinions. I am a bit confused about how to find and adjust for my checking distance on my pinion and backlash on my ring gear. Am I supposed to press off a crush sleeve every time I adjust the shims on the pinion? Or Is it possible...
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