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Old 11-12-2002, 01:55 PM
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I have a 69 camaro I'm rebuilding. My question is can a 10 bolt open rear be rebuilt to be a limited slip? And if so is it a job a fairly intelligent shade tree mechanic can do successfully? If the answers to the preceding are yes and yes my next question is will it be strong enough to hold up behind a 383 auto to be street driven, (hard every once in a while). Will I just be wasting my time? Thanx, Kevin p.s. this Camaro was originally a 6 cyl. that was only driven to church on Sundays by a little old lady

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yes a posi unit can be installed in the rear, to install it you need a pinion depth guage, a dial indicator and stand, access to a quantity of different thickness shims and spacers and a knowledge of gear patterns. also a lot of patience as you don't know what you have for a pattern till the entire rear is assembled. if it isn't correct you have to pull everything apart and do it again, i've done many of them and have a 15 lb. box of shims, still seems like the one you need you don't have. go to a good trans shop to get your shims the dealerships will look at you like your nuts if you ask them. what size do you need? we'll have one in in two weeks!
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Definitely yes and you can rent the required tools. If you buy a rebuild kit, you will get instructions on how to use mechanic's dye to get the job done. Take a look at the PowerTrax No Slip system for your car. It is a very slick system that does not rely on friction plates to get the job done. Very well engineered. You will be impressed when you see how they work.
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