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02-27-2003 07:22 PM
Olds From a backyard mechanics point of view, ha,ha, Sure it will work. It's amazing the things you can do with a torch and a bit of ingenuity. I once put a rear end from a 1970 Camero, posi 373 into a 68 Firebird and was running a 350 Olds Rocket out of a 69 Cutlass for power on a 3speed auto tranny. Took a bit of playing around and measuring but it worked. I realise this was a totally wierd application but we did it over a case of beer with what we had in the junk yard at the time. I drove the car for two years and I mean drove it and never had any problems except things I did to it myself. Go for it.
02-27-2003 06:34 AM
67rscamaro ok thank you very much. do u know where i can get some 67 mounts i have many differentials but i think if i tried to cut some old ones off they might heat up and be weak
02-27-2003 06:30 AM
TurboS10 [quote]Originally posted by 67rscamaro:
<strong>ok i am going to provide a link to show everybody if u dont allready know what the floating housing mounts are http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...56&prmenbr=361 and if those wont work where can i order the original 67 housing mounts?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh yeah, I forgot to say something about that. Housing floaters are designed for use with ladder bars and leaf springs. With ladder bars, the axle has a diffferent plane of travel than with the original leaf springs. The floaters allow the axle to use the ladder bar travel plane and the springs to support the wieght of the car.

They will not work for what you are doing unless you want to install ladder bars.

Chris
02-26-2003 07:11 PM
67rscamaro ok i am going to provide a link to show everybody if u dont allready know what the floating housing mounts are http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...56&prmenbr=361 and if those wont work where can i order the original 67 housing mounts?
02-26-2003 02:40 PM
TurboS10 I think you will be fine on the width. The 7.5 is in reference to the ring gear diameter. The larger 8.5 is much stronger. You can basically just measure to see what it is.

Chris
02-26-2003 08:28 AM
kurley Me and my wife have a 69 camaro.I replaced the stock 8.2 rear end with a 8.5 out of a 74 nova with 373 posi. It fit fine.The first thing you need to check is the width from backing plate to backing plate.You might have to change the spring perches.What size rear end do you have if it's smaller than a 8.2 i wouldn't mess with it, if you have a motor with horse power.A 8.5 will withstand about 500 horsepower.
02-25-2003 11:39 PM
mmetalman Just measure the mounting pads on both diffs to be sure the are spaced right, if not, move them (cut&weld) to the correct place. Cars never have floating axles, I've only ever seen them on large trucks, min 3/4ton.
02-25-2003 04:37 PM
skippasco [quote]Originally posted by 67rscamaro:
<strong>ok i wanna put a 1970's style chevy posi into a 67 camaro with mono leaf. what i was told to fit it in their is to cut off the brackets and buy some 67 camaro ones and reweld them into the correct place for 67. will this work i need info asap pleasee i can get it cheap if i buy it now. thank you very much </strong><hr></blockquote>
02-24-2003 07:35 PM
67rscamaro floating housing mount sorry
02-24-2003 07:31 PM
67rscamaro will the floating axle mounts work for my problem? :p
02-24-2003 04:13 PM
67rscamaro i dont know what 7.5 is what do u measure for that. and i do believe 67 68 69 are the same
02-24-2003 12:35 PM
engines What size is it 7.5 ? I need a posi for my 72 camaro ss 4 speed model it has a 10 bolt non posi. Is a 69 the same width as a 67? Can you just change the carrier from your 70 to the 67?Best of luck.
02-23-2003 09:27 PM
67rscamaro this is a 70's camaro rearend its a 10 bolt posi
02-22-2003 09:40 AM
bigblock67cam What kind of rearend?
02-21-2003 09:34 PM
67rscamaro it is a 1/2 inch from backing plate to backing plate wider
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