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Old 07-21-2004, 11:29 PM
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Nova rearend

i'm in the process of planning an engine swap in my 66 nova. i'm going from a 230 to a 350. my question is what type of rearend i should put on this. i've heard good things about both gm and ford rearends. i would like to find one that will fit my car without having to modify my fenders so are there any specific cars from which i should pull the rearend from to avoid this fit problem. also, are there are any cars that would have high ratio factory gears that i should try to get.

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Rear for 66 Nova

I just sold two rear ends : 57 - 59 Fords; they bolt right in the Novas and about an inch shorter . Easy to work on and change gear ratios and strong . Granadas and Lincoln Versaille work too! 57 _ 59 Station Wagon and Ranchero are large end axle bearing .

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:42 AM
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do those ford rearends have the same lug pattern as my stock rear, 5 lug?
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Bolt patterns are not the same. If you're not going to beat on it too hard, the stock 8.2" unit should suffice.
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Old 07-24-2004, 04:43 PM
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how much horsepower do you think the stock rear will hold? because i'm planning on running 450.

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