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Old 08-03-2006, 06:23 PM
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What Rear End To Us I Got 74 Chevy Nova With 350 Sb And 350 Tranny Not Looking To Getting In To Big Block Yet, But Looking For Street Able Rear End Set Up For 10 Bolt Or Upgrade To Ford 9 In

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:05 PM
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A lot of the guys are using a four link set-up with a 9 inch ford. 373 gears would be a good choice not great for gas mileage, but streetable.
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You should have a stock 8.5" rear end in the car. You can make these quite strong with a little work.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:46 PM
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It had manual tranny in it before i bought it but guy put in 350. I looked on nova site and they said it has 308 gears in it. I'm debating putting in limited slip differental and adding Trans cooler to help tranny stay cooler.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:00 PM
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Your stock axle housing is strong enough for a street vehicle. I have seen them in low 12 second vehicles. 3.42 to 3.73 gears and a posi are always good mods.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:43 PM
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Thanks everyone this is my first time posting on Hot Rodders forum's you gentleman are a BIG help. Another Question i have is what would be the best posi unit to use with 350 SB with 350 tranny and will I need to change axles and ring and pinion.I'm trying to keep it a daily driver. And put 3.55 's in it
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Factory posi units are good as long as you avoid the fragile Gov-Lock units. Eaton and Auburn make aftermarket units. Be sure the diff you get is compatible with the gears you intend to use (for the GM 8.5" unit, which your car came with, 2-series is for ratios under 2.73, 3-series is for 2.73-up).



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Old 08-06-2006, 11:15 PM
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Thanks Jim those are the two I narrowed it down to but didn't know about Gov lock this should be really helpful maybe in the next few weeks I should have made up my mind which to go with I'll be researching more about each thanks again
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I run a GM 10 bolt with the 8.5 ring gear.I installed a Power Trax locker.They are $450 but they install in place of the spider gears.It went in real easy and I have had no problems with it.I run a 500+hp 427 big block so I know they hold up to the power.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:19 AM
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i'm checking now in jeg's book and for that setup it's $430. so i guess after it would be around $450. will i need to change axles or do any other mods are do you think i'll be fine with factory axles.
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I run stock factory axle's. I broke the ears off my traction bar mounts putting the power to the ground and had to design and make heavy duty mount brackets.My truck weighs 6000lb with a 500+hp big block and I run 31x10.5 tires.I would expect stock axle's to stand up to your 350/350 in a car just fine.I would recommend new axle seals while you have the axle's out.they are cheap and a leak would mean disassembling and removing the power-trax to pull the axles again.Once you run it everything doesn,t line up inside like it was when you installed it so it is a PIA to take back out.Also when you check it after instillation it needs the weight of the tires to make it disengage.I tried it without them on the axles and thought something was wrong because it wouldn't release like the instructions said.So I pulled it out thinking something was wrong.Just made more work for myself because I didn't know that.Also you don't need to pull the rearend out to install it.Just put the car on jack stands and remove the cover.Remove the bolt and pin and pull the spider gears out.Remove the c lips and pull the axles.After changing the axle seals reinstall the axles and install the Power trax locker following the instructions.The spider gears and stock pin do not go back in.It was my first rearend job too so it's not that difficult
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:28 PM
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hey thanks again plan on doing it within the next few weeks check back maybe i can get pictures up on site and move on to my body work have to get it done hopefully this winter.
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