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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
    I've got a 79 nova, hasn't been on the road since '98 and last week first time driving it since spending 4 years rebuilding it. Was told it used to drag at a local 1/8 mile. Axle seal started leaking so I'm gonna replace bearings and seals and when I popped the cover off I found this clip in the...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have a 1962 Pontiac Acadian . i am presently replacing all the passenger and trunk floors . I have a 9' Ford rear end which i will be shortening to fit under my car , i am doing a mini tube and leaving the frame rails in the original position. My question is currently i have a stock mono...
  7. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello everyone, I purchased a 8.5" 10 bolt a while back with posi and 4:56 gears; the spider gears in the posi need to be replaced, there is a big chip in one of them. Everywhere I look it seems you can only buy spider gears for open rear ends only. This may sound like an ignorant question...
  8. Body and Interior
    What's up everyone. Hope you all had a great new years. I recently purchased and restored the rear end panel molding for my 72. I only have the "before" picture and will post the "after" when i get it installed. ITS BASICALLY AN SS PANEL WITHOUT THE "SS" ON IT. Here's my questions. There is 4...
  9. 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...
  10. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi All: Wanted to run a thought on my car by the forum to solicit input. my 62 2-door has a 383 stroker that makes about 425 hp. The transmission is a Muncie M20 wide ratio with a 2.52 first and 1.00 fourth. When I bought the car it had a 3.70 rear end gear. My rear end is a ford nine inch...
  11. Drivetrain & Performance
    i have a mono leaf 1971 nova 2 door with a 8.2" rear end. i found a 1978 nova 4 door with multi leaf springs and 8.5" rear end. will i have to modify some things? or should this be a bolt in deal.
  12. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have 72 pontiac ventura, I bought a set of coil overs and my driver side shock extends all the way out and my other side is barely extended. if i push down driver side it stops when it comes up and passenger side springs up and down. please tell me why. thanks its a one leaf spring rear end.
  13. LSx Forum
    OK guys, I have about 700 miles on my LS1 swap and I am ready to change the rear end ratio. I plan to do it myself this winter. I have a stock 63 wagon rear end, I'm guessing 3:55 and I'm going to install a 3:08 and a POSI or limited slip. The reason for the drop in ratio is I'm running the...
  14. Drivetrain & Performance
    Is there any companies out there that make a ready to go (or almost ready to go) bolt in ford 9 inch kit for the first and second gen cars? I have a 1966 sedan and want a 9 inch, but i dont have a ton of knowledge about them. So i figured my best bet was to find a kit, but i cant seem to find...
  15. Body and Interior
    Hey guys, I need some help! I recently purchased a 65 Nova and I need some help locating some reasonably priced parts. I need a back seat, a 327 oil pan (I'm taking out the V6 and replacing it with a 327), steering column (converting to floor shift), and a posi trac rear end. I have searched the...
  16. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have been browsing forums everywhere and doing alot of research but havent found anything solid yet. I have a 75 Nova that is needing a ford 9 inch put in. It will be a spring and ladder bar set up and need to know which ford cars have the right size Ford 9 inch. I know that the spring perches...
  17. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am new to owning Chevyii's I have just purchased a 1965 station wagon I almost have my engine swap to a LT1-350 efi from a 1996 Z28 complete now I want to know if anyone has figured out an inexpensive good junkyard donor rear axle that is the correct width to put into my wagon I would also...
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