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Old 10-15-2002, 03:00 PM
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can anybody tell me if you must pull the axels to take out the third member on a 57 chevy rear end. i just want to check to see what gears are inside

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Yes, you must pull the axles to get the pumpkin out. Why do you want to do that? Just jack up the rear end on jack stands. Then rotate the driveshaft until the rear wheels rotate 10 times and count the revs of the driveshaft(both wheels should rotate forward for this to work but they usually do). Then divide the driveshaft rotation # by 10 and you will know the ratio. For example, assume the wheels go around exactly 10 times and the driveshaft goes around 35 1/2 times. The gear ratio is this 35.5/10 = 3.55:1.
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I know the 55 chev has a 4.56 ratio.

Old chevs were made with very thin metal, but were very common in drag racing
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**** can the whole rear end and get a disc brake ford nine in.
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THANKS FOR THE HELP I'LL TRY THAT
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I'm putting a 68-74 Nova rear in my son's 57 Belair 2dr Sedan. Everyone I've talked to said it's a one-day swap, same u-joints, same driveshaft length. Hope so, but I'm rebuilding the brakes and installing new steel lines and flexhose before I tear the car down.
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