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Old 03-11-2003, 08:04 PM
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Post 8.2 to a 8.5

I have a 1970 Nova with a stock 8.2 with 2.56 gears. I'm afraid my motor has too much power for the rearend. I found a guy that has a 1975 Nova that is selling the rearend. All 75 Novas came with 8.5 rearends and I think the rearend is the same lengths as mine. Does anyone know for sure that the 8.5 is the same dimensions as my 8.2? The 75 Nova is a 250 V6. It either has 2.73 gears or 3.08 gears. Does it matter that it is a six cylinder rearend going into an eight cylinder? They're all the same aren't they. I was told it is in good condition and I'm going to look at it this weekend. He wants $100 obo for it. Is this a good deal? Thanks for the help guys.

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Yes the '75 nova rear will bolt right into a '70 nova. No difference between the 6 and 8 cylinder rears except for maybe the ratio which can be changed. $100 is a good deal.
Make sure it's not a 7.5, I think they only came with them in '79 and up. and make sure it's actually an 8.5, my '75 nova had an 8.2 in it when I got it because it was changed out.
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