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Old 06-11-2003, 06:52 PM
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Help with ID'ing a Rear End

I have a 37 Ford, and was told the rear end is out of a 67 Olds Delta88. It is a Pumpkin Style chunk, no rear cover. On every web page relating to rear ends, none of them say anything about a Pumpkin Style. It has 10 bolts holding the chunk in, and I was told it was a 3.23 Anybody with any info, or can direct me to web page I would appreciate it.

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Old 06-11-2003, 07:31 PM
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It sounds more like a '55-'64 full size Chevy or a '55-'64 Buick-Olds-Pontiac. The Chevy is a 10 bolt but they didn't have a 3.23 gear. The choices were 3.08, 3.36, 3.55, 3.70 and 4.11. Not sure about the B-O-P gear choices but the ring gear had 12 bolts but I don't know how many bolts held the pumpkin in. It could also be a Ford or Mopar unit from well into the 70's. The Chevy will be kind of flat on the top and bottom when viewed from the rear and the B-O-P will be round.

A '67 Olds Delta 88 would have had the 8.25" 10 bolt B-O-P rear end with a 10 bolt rear cover. Not quite the same as a Chevy 10 bolt but not a bad rear end. That's what the GTO, 442 and GS were equipped with.
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In the old days (1950s) the olds rear was the cadillac of rearends
for hotrods.
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Old 06-15-2003, 02:17 PM
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The early Olds was the hot thing, so when trying to identify it don't let the gear ratio be a determining factor until you have actually counted it yourself. If you post a jpeg, you'd get it identified quickly.
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