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1960 Biscayne Rear End

Anybody Know What Rear End Will Fit In A 60 Chevy? Lookin For Preformance Rear That Will Bolt In. Any Info Will Be Helpfull. Thanks Roger
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Most likely tha tis an 8.2 in that car..there are gears and posi tracks available for that rear and that may be the best bet..

depends on how much horsepower and abuse you intend to give it...The one you have is fine..handled the 348 and 409 motors back in the day..

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1960 rear

i figured it was an 8.2 , kinda wimpy for what i want to do was thinkin about a 8.5 or 12 bolt that will fit right in? any help anyone? this is for a 1960 biscayne. thanks
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I really doubt there is anything that will bolt into a 59 to 64 full size Chevy other than what they came with. Check with Currie Enterprises im sure they could do up a 9 inch Ford rearend with the proper brackets that would bolt right in. They have lots of options, you could build a bullitproof rearend for your Biscayne.
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your not going to find anything else that just bolts in out of another car.
we ran 12.00s in a 61 Bel Air with that same rear end. started breakin axles at about 11.80s & switched to a 58-64 Olds rear .
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12's is fine with me. its only a street ride. thanks alot guys. roger
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if its a street ride, I'll assume your not going to be running slicks.you should be fine.
the first thing that will break on that car is the carrier bearing, that will break before the rear end
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yeah, i know about that denny's drive shaft has a beefed support and drive shaft hook up. i was just worried about an 8.2, but i think i can build it. might run drag radials? its a decient 350 with a 4 speed. i'm thinkin 342 gear?
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I had a 64 Impala SS a long time ago and broke everything in that car many times over. Orignail engine was a 425hp / 409 then a 300hp/ 327 then a 283.
If you are running a one legger your going to spit out spider gears right and left, the best stock setup would be a good freshly rebuilt posi third member.
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oh yeah its getting a posi new axels c-clip eleminators, if i can get them for that rear. was hoping to find a 8.5 or 12 bolt that would just swap in, but i guess that aint gonna happin. thanks, roger
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Axles from 58 to 64 are all the same, posi or not and they have pressed on axle bearings, they don't have C-clips, the axles and wheels won't come out if you break something, UNLESS you break an axle outside of the bearing. been there/done that also
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Id run it. If it breaks, than you know its time for a 12 bolt or 9", either way, no bolt ins.
as far as breakin stuff, we ran 12s for years with a healthy 409 with 9" slicks & 4.88:1s , didnt start breakin stuff till we got in the 11.80 range. that was with 1.7 60 ft. times.
BTY that was with the carrier bearing still intact. we stuffed the bearing support with silicone so the bearing couldnt move. never broke it.
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thats good stuff to know. got a 8.2 in my 51 with a healthy 350 and 373 gears never broke anything, and i beat the snot out of it alot. put a mini locker in it and thats all. first and last locker on the streets. thanks!
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