Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Santa Anna, TX USA
You may have passed up some good parts on your j-yard jaunt. If one of the Novas that you looked at is a 72-75, the rear axle(cheap) is a direct bolt in for your Camaro. The multi-leaf springs a also a direct bolt in, and are much better than the mono-leafts. This is still a 10 bolt, but it will have the 8.5 inch R&P, which is quite a bit better than the 8.2 (if thats what you have). Also, some of the cars you looked at could have had a 10 bolt posi unit(yes, not quite as stout, but much cheaper than the 12 bolt), although some places don't like you pulling to cover to look. Here is a list of some of the models that could possibly have 8.5"/10bolt posi units that will interchange:
I would spring for a set of new gears though. At $150-$175 for the 8.5, its not that bad. I realize that this is not the ultimate HP setup, but like the saying goes, "Us poor folks got poor ways". I believe this info is correct, but always check it out before buying.
68 SS Camaro
73 Nova Hatchback
[This message has been edited by LoneStar68 (edited 04-13-2000).]