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  • Deaf Bob
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    As far as your rear end goes, I am running aftermarket 28 spline 5 lug axles, rebuilt stock limited slip, stock cover, welded tubes.
    Ratio? 4:xx and larger tend to have thick ring gears and small pinion gears...

    I suspect it is because of deep gears and no gasket.. Can use silicone (right stuff) and not squeeze ot all out by overtightening the cover..

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  • Russell
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    As far as your rear end goes, I am running aftermarket 28 spline 5 lug axles, rebuilt stock limited slip, stock cover, welded tubes.
    I hope I have as good results as you have. You might want to look into selling lucky rabbit feet

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  • BBR
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    As far as your rear end goes, I am running aftermarket 28 spline 5 lug axles, rebuilt stock limited slip, stock cover, welded tubes.

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  • Russell
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    I was told it was a N2O sbf with a C4. Claimed 1.2x 60' times

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the question is back to you, what motor was in it before...

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  • Russell
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    Thanks! Hopefully it has some good life left in it. There where a few corners that where cut hopefully they will not be to costly to fix.

    The Tubes are welded to the center section all the way around.

    Will it need an after market cover for phase 1? Stockish 302 ci engine 250 +/- HP T5 with 26" drag radials. I was thinking wait till it gets a power adder.

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  • RideTech_Ryan
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    Picture for you visual people I say its a good 15 footer!


    NOTCH! Love the Notch backs. One day i will get one of these. Great find by the way!

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Put some beefy tack welds on the housing and tubes to keet the tubes in..And to keep flex to a minimum
    On derby use rears, We weld them completely..
    I thought that maybe the 4:10's were thicker than the stock gears.. Some 10 bolt GM's will show a mark much like that when going into the 4's with 2-3 series housings.

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  • STINEY
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    Stuff breaks from flex and fatigue...........stop the movement and you stop the flex, eliminating the fatigue. Stuff then lasts longer.

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  • JWS4621
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    I have a cover similar to that. It puts a little pressure on the caps with those two bolts on the sides. I can't remember exactly how much but seemed really light. I really don't know whether it is doing any thing for me or not, but I was having leaking issues and seems to have fixed that.

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  • STINEY
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    Yep, what he said. Cast will distort a fair amount under stress without cracking, and those bearing caps/bolts will only restrain just so much power.

    If you are going to be putting any kind of real power to it again, maybe some ARP studs and stronger caps? And/or a cover with the preload bolts that are screwed in to contact the caps to limit their movement?

    Like this -

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    generally they have a groove in the cover because the entire housing twisted under load.... perhaps find a rock cover from one of the 4x4 shops? add a bit of strength to the hope it stays together....

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  • Russell
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    Ahh.. okay. I thought maybe you guys were putting P/S goo in the T5 and I got that confused tilted head look.
    Not sure if this was ever cleared up. I put one QT of Lucas ATF goo in the T5 and fill the rest with mecron.

    I hope to keep this car man pedal equipped!

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  • Beagle
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    4.10's are fine. I think it's the "Go To" gear with an AOD. The spool and rain probably not my first choice for a "street car" but then again, Lutz is out driving a full on Pro Mod and calling it a "Street car" this week.

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  • Russell
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    The purple is holding the rust inside! It I ever do a total body paint I think I would change the color.

    C-clip eliminators I hope they don't leak [/URL]

    4.10 gears and spool "street car"?




    There is a grove in the cover, should I worry about that? it did not have a gasket before, maybe that will make enough space?
    Last edited by Russell; September 15th, 2015, 05:12 AM.

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