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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 00, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1968 pontiac firebird. I want to put in a different rearend. I have two to choose from: a ten bolt 8.5 inch out of a 1973 Nova, and a ten bolt 8.5 inch out of a 1978 Camaro. Which one would be easier to install? What gears should I use? I have a 327 Chevy motor that makes about 325 horsepower and a 2400 stall converter. Any help would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 00, 07:16 PM
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Use the rear end from the Nova, the one from the Camaro will not fit without modification. The Camaro rear end in 1" wider and has the spring perches in a different location.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 18th, 00, 03:00 AM
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The nova rearend will bolt right in but you will have to shorten your drive shaft about 1.5". The pinion yoke on a 8.5 is longer than an 8.2 .

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