Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Gilbert, AZ, USA
Thanks BGH - the only markings on the ring gear are around the perimeter - they are:
1 12 41 10 94
I know what the 12 41 are - that's the ratio (it's a 3:42 set). Would a machine shop be able to tell me if the gears were "true" (ie. machined to specs)?
The gears are used (I must have had a temporary aneurism before when I remembered wrongly that they were new) but in excellent shape.
As a professional, what would you recommend I do?
Thanks very much for your help. I really appreciate it. Jon
PS. I was going to send you an email offline but there's no email address in your profile - sooo, I also need a rebuild kit and thought I'd try and buy from you since you're always so freely giving to everyone here with the excellent advice. Anyway, here's the situation: I have a '73 Nova housing complete from drum to drum that's a non-posi with granny gears. I don't know what shape its in but the car was running fine when the rearend was pulled. Now I want to stick in the 3:42 gears, I'm going to hunt the bone yards for a posi unit in good shape and I need a rebuild kit. My question is what kind of rebuild kit should I get (what's your recommendation and price?). I'll be taking everything to a reputable shop (if anyone knows of one in the Phoenix area, please let me know) to set it up - I'm estimating about $150 in labor.
The rearend is going to live behind a torque heavy street 454 (475-500 ft. lbs.) that will rarely see strip time - just the occasional deserted desert road ;> ) with a stock torque converter and T400 tranny. The ride is a '69 Camaro. thanks again - JT
[This message has been edited by JonT (edited 03-08-2001).]