I am looking at a junk yard rear end, and need a little advice..
I am trying to find and 8.5 inch nova rear for my 68 Camaro, but I am having no luck. I have called 10-15 yards with no success. I finally found what I think to be a possibility, again I am not sure. It has the exact same measurement backing plate to backing plate as my Camaro. The sping perches look the same as my Camaro, but they are about 1-2 inches farther apart. It has the big square lugs on the bottom of the housing as well.
I realize that the perches can be moved inward, so that is not a big deal. If I take the cover off of the back what do I look for? I know the pinion nut will be 1-1/4 if it is a 8.5", but is there anything else?