65 rambler rearend question - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 08:14 AM
ljfranssen's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: wi rapids wi
Posts: 11
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
73 go package 401 auto trans
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 12-10-2010, 08:45 AM
ljfranssen's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: wi rapids wi
Posts: 11
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomslik
what year amx?
73 amx go pack 401 auto trans
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2010, 11:58 AM
farna's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,624
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Unless you plan on racing the car or driving it real hard (lots of burn-outs?) the AMC 15 rear axle will hold up well behind the 360. It's a lot stronger than people give it credit for. It's basically the same as the Dana 35 used in Cherokees with the 190 hp 4.0L. A stock 360/4V for 74 only put out a little more power than the 4.0L does. The 360 does, however, have the potential to make a lot more whereas the 4.0L is very near its limit. The AMC 15 has a 7-9/16" ring gear and is comparable to a Ford 8". Plenty of 351 Mustangs run the 8" hard.

The Gremlin six used an AMC 15. I'd still use the Gremlin axle to get rid of the "big nut" driveshaft. The shaft is fine, just a little troublesome even if you know exactly how to set the big nut shaft up. Most take the u-joint apart without loosening the big nut because it has to be torqued to 200 ft/lbs and positioned right. Unless you really need/want the gear ratio it has spring for the Gremlin axle. 73 Gremlin had a 2.73:1 rear axle stock, 3.08 or 3.31 were optional. The "X" model should have one of the optional ratios, so you should be okay there.

The 73 axle code is stamped on the rear of the right rear of the differential on the right (passenger side) near the hole in the housing where the tube is plug welded in. It may be hard to find. F = 3.08, G = 3.31, H = 2.73. The 65 axle ratio is on a tag held on by one of the rear cover bolts, and may be missing. The tag will have the number of pinion/ring gear teeth. Divide the big number by the small to get the ratio. Ratios were the same as Gremlin for the OHV 196. 2.73 stock for man/auto trans unless it had OD -- those used 3.08 or if a Twin-Stick 3.78. If it had a 232 3.31 was stock. Apparently all the 232 models had an auto trans, as no other axle ratios or trannys are listed for the 65 American with 232.

Last edited by farna; 12-11-2010 at 12:07 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2012, 07:22 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,032
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 10
Thanked 208 Times in 195 Posts
Jag rear ?

Farna, do you still have the one you put a jaguar rear end under ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on going from open to posi rearend. eric32 Transmission - Rearend 5 12-02-2009 09:17 AM
Question About 9" Ford Rearend STATUTORY GRAPE Transmission - Rearend 6 07-30-2006 03:31 PM
65 Belair Sway bar question sabino56 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 11 12-26-2005 08:22 PM
65 Impala Transmission Question EazyDuzIt102 Transmission - Rearend 3 07-13-2005 07:14 PM
65 elcamino/chevelle headlight question 1Fast65Elky Hotrodders' Lounge 7 06-09-2004 12:15 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.