Feb 12th, 00, 08:55 PM
is it easier to change rear ends, or just the gears? never tried it before.
also, how do you tell what gear
ratio a rearend has in it?
just wondering. The neighbors
are tired of looking at my parts
car. And I need to get all of the goodies
Feb 12th, 00, 10:38 PM
If the rear end is not a posi it is not worth changing gears. To find out what gearing you have pull the rear cover and count the number of teeth on the ring and pinion gears, then divide them into each other. If you want a posi and don't have one in either of your cars you can get one out of any Trans Am, assuming the rear end is factory to the car. Check Z28 Camaro's too, they sometimes came with posi. If you can find a factory 4spd car you might get lucky and get a 3.23 or 3.42 posi.It is not advisable to change gears yourself, it requires expensive tools to do correctly. About the parts car, when I get one I just unbolt everything and cut it up with a sawzall then throw it away in the recycling bin at the dumps for free.
Feb 13th, 00, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the advice steve.
I know where there are about 15-20
old trans- ams just begging for me to
take their rear gears. all at a price.
Of course. thanks again.
Feb 14th, 00, 03:12 PM
What year are these trans ams? Do any of them have disk brake rears?
Feb 16th, 00, 10:17 AM
well they range in years from 74-80 they have alot of 2nd and 3rd gen camaros and trans-ams. not sure about the rear discs. Havent gotten that far yet. I do know they have alot of 'em (f-bodies)can get you ph# if you'd like. jeff
Feb 16th, 00, 10:24 AM
If possible get one with a rear disc setup. These would be off of a WS6 Trans Am, very nice, if you see one get the power booster and mastercylinder too. Take the front sway bar off of one of the T/A's, they all came with 1 1/4 bars from the factory and will bolt onto your Camaro. They will also fit 64-72 A-bodies.
PS. Take the rearend with the highest numeric gear ratio you can get. Make that the one that fits you needs the best.
Feb 16th, 00, 12:32 PM
If u could get me the phonenumber of this place that would be great. Do they have a website? I assume this is a salvage yard? Thanks
Feb 17th, 00, 12:03 PM
I don't know if he has a web site or not. (doubt it) Can't find the Ph# right off. the place is called Butch's repair and salvage, located in Sumner, Nebr. Area code (308) if you want to call info. I'll dig a little deeper and see if I can find it.