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Old 08-19-2002, 03:52 PM
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This winter I plan on installing a new rearend in my Nova. I have a 66 Nova with a Corvette 327 from the same year. It is the 325hp version, and is backed by a Muncie M-22. The car was originally a 6 cyl and I believe it is the same rearend. I tach out at 3000rpm at 55 mph on the highway. From 0-60 it goes like a raped-ape, but I want to start driving further to car shows. I would like to change to something decent, but I don't want to lose too much of the low end torque. I only use first gear if I really want too, because everything is geared sooooo low. Suggestions on a decent rearend?(I know thats a loaded question)

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Old 08-20-2002, 11:49 AM
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Gees; How in the sam hell can you stand that thing on the highway! I have a 81Cutty with a mild 455 and 3.23 gears and I couldn't do much above 65 miles per hour before I started feeling uncomfortable. I couldn't stand it anymore so I put in an over drive tranny and I entered a new world. What a pleasure to drive! I can keep up effortlessly with traffic without anyone giving me the "finger" anymore as they sailed, by me. Ok, that said, I know that you have a manual tranny and are limited to your gear selection. I have to say that I've always been the "most satisfied" with a 3.08 rear when using a non-over drive tranny. With your light auto and decent torque motor?, you'll still have that "snappy" exceleration and won't have to roe the gears as much. INMHO, I would say that a 3.08 posi, with that motor runninig a 216/228 Eglin cam would put you into "another driving world" too! Good luck
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Old 08-20-2002, 01:48 PM
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Sounds good! I know I'm limited and I don't want to change tranny's. It's not too bad on the highway, but I tend to get irritated when little old ladies fly by in their Imperials and flip me off. I know I can smoke them 1/4 mile, but boy it would be nice to have the best of both worlds.
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Late style T56 conversion is your best bet since the ride is not original '66 SS/Nova/ChevyII you might as well have a .5:1.00 final out of the transmission... this will give you that 3.08 w/ 6.14's in the rear... I recommend at least 4.56's or maybe 4.88's... If your engine turns up 7,500rpm then w/4.88's low is good to 46.48mph & 6th is good to 247.26mph w/ 27" tall tires if you can pull it out (Discounting tire growth) also keep in mind that "Y" Rated tires are only good for 186mph & drum brakes will explode at speeds of 150+ if you try to use them...
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Old 09-19-2002, 11:46 AM
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Swap the whole rear end for a Nova that had a 350/350 auto in it. I just picked up one out of a '76 Nova for my '49 Chevy truck for 100 bucks. Just a thought. Probably would be easier then a ring a pinion swap.
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Keith,I hope your not running pump-gas in that 11/1 ratio vette engine which peaks 325hp at 5600rpm and has 355ft.lbs at 3600rpm ! maybe its time for a new Auto Meter?
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