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Old 02-12-2011, 10:50 AM
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first time out with a long time rebuild 55 belair wagon
fresh motor 305, new trans auto 3 speed and the old 6 straight six rearend
1,2,and 3rd gear rearend brakes loose,how can I tone it down
it has a q jet carb on top but im not getting on it,just driving

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Sounds like you need a taller gear set in the rear..something like a 3,23 or so..check and see what you have now..BTW this needs to be in the trans rear end forum..

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The old s six rear end is most likely a 4.11, but could be a 4.56. Regardless, will not be around long if you are getting on it hard enough to "break it loose" in 1,2, and third. You must have a lot more inside that 305 than the QJet on top to do that with the heavy wagon.

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Must be some icy roads.
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Sounds like you need a taller gear set in the rear..something like a 3,23 or so..check and see what you have now..BTW this needs to be in the trans rear end forum..

Sam
Moving it to basics.........sorry....lol

I believe the 6 and v8 rears were the same in those years.......of course, when you have that potent 305 pounding on it, it may not last......
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I,ll start there

will start there and see what i have will let you know
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Rear Gears

Hey Woody, Looks like you're gonna have 3.55,3.70 or 4.11, Sounds like you've got 4.11 Get your foot out of it. HaHa olnolan
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Hmmm. My Bud had a 55 Chevy rear laying around the barn that he said was a 6ick cylinder rear. There were some differences and I have slept a lot since then and don't remember what they were. Also in those days, the SW usually were delivered with lower gearing than the cars and was the same for the six vice 8. The same logic was applied to units that were being delivered to the mountain states vice those delivered to the flat lands.

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