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Old 03-23-2007, 09:45 AM
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Olds Rear Identification

Hey guys,

I have a friend who bought a 1950 Willy's Jeepster. It came with an Olds 455, Turbo 400 and 12 bolt posi rear. He has since replaced the engine with a modern 5.0 EFI set up and he is now looking to upgrade the rear brakes. He isn't sure of how to go about doing so. He is assuming it's an olds rear but not sure. He doesn't even know what kind of car the drive-train came out of. He still wants to stay with drums just a newer version.

Does anyone know how to identify this rear? Where are the particular markings or serial numbers? Is there any particular web site to do the research? Let me know and thanks in advance.

Dave

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?????

Dont Know But He Should Have Kept The 455.
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Try www.OLDSmobility.com

Ive got an olds rear in my streetmachine--took a lot to identify it.
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go over to www.oldsmobility.com/10bolt-tech.htm this will let you identify your rearend
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Hi guys here is the number I found on the rear. 543317. Can anyone help me identify this? Thanks

Dave
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Anyone? thanks
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Here's the only thing I've found searching the net on this rearend and it's from the H.A.M.B., and even their not sure of it. You might try taking a picture of it and posting it. Maybe some of the 4-wheel guys will recognize it.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...p/t-51697.html
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try looking on the top of the right hand axle tube, see if there are any stamping there.
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Does anyone know how to identify this rear? Where are the particular markings or serial numbers? Is there any particular web site to do the research? Let me know and thanks in advance.

Dave
Are the axles retained at the outboard ends or by the Chevy-style C-clips at the inboard ends? Is the cover smooth or does it have a stamped upside-down "V" in it? Ultimately, you'll need to pull the cover, measure the ring gear diameter, and count the number of bolts holding the ring gear to the carrier.
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