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Old 12-05-2002, 07:28 PM
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I have decided to put a monster big block in my 1986 monte carlo ss. Will this set up work as far as good traction. The engine will make around 500hp or better but I want to put down. This will be a streetable car but will see frequent track passes. I had planned on just changing the front small block springs, and installing a polyurethane suspension kit, along with 3.55 or 3.73 gears, installing a detroit locker, and traction bars. Will the stock axles hold up I will be running a th400 trans with a 2500 stall. As far as tire I want to run 245/60/15 or will I need to run a DOT street slick?? Any comments or suggestion are welcome

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Old 12-05-2002, 11:08 PM
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if it`s a 7.5 inch that came in most G bodies. then it doesn`t have a chance against a rat motor. with that kind of torque your gonna need a 12 bolt or a ford 9 inch. the first time the car hooks you can count the rear as over as far as the 7.5 goes.
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if it`s a 7.5 inch that came in most G bodies. then it doesn`t have a chance against a rat motor. with that kind of torque your gonna need a 12 bolt or a ford 9 inch. the first time the car hooks you can count the rear as over as far as the 7.5 goes.
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Your rear end is gonna be fried! Go with a nine inch.
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Not to sound stupid but where should I look for a ford nine inch rear end?? I mean what vehicle should I try to find or should I just go to a salvage yard and ask for a ford nine inch. And what modifications will I have to do to make it fit.But as far as a 12 bolt GM rear end I have one but it came out of a 1964 chevy c-10 truck and has six lug axles, and I don't know the gear ratio but it's not for the highway though! Is this useable?? THANKS GUYS FOR ALL THE ADVICE YOU'RE GIVING ME
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HEY GUYS GIVE ME A START OR SOME MORE ADVISE. I need input on this <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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You dont want to use the c-10 rear. There are two different chevy 12 bolts. The pickup rearend has a smaller pinion diameter and is not as strong as the car 12 bolt. It is interesting however, that the 12 pickup chevy rear shares the same pinion diameter as the 9 inch ford. So maybe it is not a real problem.

The truck rear will have to be narrowed to fit and if you are going through that much trouble I would go with a 9 inch. I picked mine up in a wrecking yard for $85. They come in 50's to early 80's ford trucks, late 70's lincolns(with the bonus of disc brakes), and in miscellaneous cars from 50's to 70's.

As for the original question...No way will it hook on the street. At the track with some slicks yes. I would suggest installing a set of lift bars if you really want it to work well. They will cost 3 times what slappers do, but they work much better. Check out Summit or Jegs if you dont know what they are. My brother is using a pair on a 12 second nova and it hooks suprisingly well on the street with 235/60's.

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There are quite a few people selling 9" Ford rear ends. The best known supplier of a complete rear end ready to bolt in would be http://www.currieenterprises.com/

Well known in the racing and street rod world. They are not cheap but quality never is.
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I would recommend a nine inch cut the desired width for your application w/ 3.73:1 0r 4.10:1 ratio. These are available from numerous suppliers. Currie Enterprises, Competition Engineering. Chris Alston Chassis Works, Applied Racing Technologies. Just to name a few. As far as th traction devices go, I agree the other guy's. We have had a great deal of success with Cal Tracs from Calvert. A large portion of the stock racers use these. We ran them on a 10.50 1969 Nova and ran consistant 1.45 60' ET. Also use a racing slick if possible 28 or 29 X 10 0r 10.5 wide.
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Does anyone else have any more info? Don't I have to have a special drive shaft to run a ford rear in a chevy vechicle? So what I'm hearing the lift bars are better than traction bars huh. That's the type of advice I'm looking for, i never thought about them. What a great FORUM guys PROUD TO BE A MEMBER.
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As far as the drive shaft goes you may have to have it shortened or have a longer one made. But you will have to install the rear end housing before proper measurements can be obtained. Be sure the drive shaft yoke is about 1/2" from being bottomed out in the trans before you take the measurment, otherwise the shaft will be to long and bottom out in the trans. Also take measurments from centerline of trans yoke u-joint to cerline of pinion yoke u-joint. There are a veriety of universal joint combinations. My application uses a combination joint, it's larger on the pinion yoke than the drive shaft. Pinion angle of the rear housing should be between 2 & 3 deg. This the difference between the drive shaft angle and pinion.
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Some 1980's Lincolns came with Ford 9" rears as well as rear disk brake setups.

Theses are really popular with the Streetrodders.
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