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What is the stock pinion angle on a 66 ChevyII SS? Im having a 9" housing cut and fabbed up and need to know what angle to set the spring perches at.

This housing was in the car when I bought it but someone completely jacked it up. The housing ends and spring perches look like they were put on by a monkey.
 

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i would aim for around 2-4 degrees pointing up with the vehicle at ride height....with the motor the same but pointing down.....
 

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Not sure what the factory set them at but if you jack it up and with the rear end full down hanging on the shocks and you have zero angle when you drop it down to ride height it should be fine. I base this on the fact you never want it pointed up so the factory would probably use zero at full extension of the suspension. I think that makes sense. JMHO, RM
 

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Most Leaf Spring Cars I have seen the nose of the Rear points slightly down while sitting still at ride height.That way under load if the springs wrap up it will be near 0.
Joe
 
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