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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm ditching my 8.2 for an 8.5. Is there any value to these 8.2's for someone that's into complete restorations? It's much easier to spend money on parts to get the 8.5 together, if I know that I might get some cash back from the 8.2. I see some crazy things on e-bay, and I start seeing dollar signs.

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I bought one awhile back for $100.00. It's still setting in the same spot in my garage. If you find out a good place to unload them, share the info. Then again I'm running an 8.2 and would probably wish I still had it if I sold it.

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 02:34 PM
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The axles and brakes from the 8.2 will work in the 8.5.

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how long will take me to break the 8.2 with the new 454 I am putting in sooner or later?
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I don't know but you'll have fun doing it.



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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 03:09 PM
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I broke an 8.2" (1970) with a 350. What failed in my case was the u-joints (snapped). Smashed my mufflers up bad too.

On my 454 80Z28 I twisted the #ell out of my driveshaft but never broke the rear end (8.5").

My 1 piece of advice if you will run the 8.2 or anything else for that matter is to install a driveshaft loop. If anything does fail, it'll be contained, unlike my 73Z where the rear floor is torn open from the 12 bolt failing.
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that 8.2" is like a time bomb under your car if you have serious HP and torque.
I suggest you replace it with a stronger unit if needed before you break the 8.2" if a C-clip lets go it'll do some serious damage to your car, especially your quarter panel, if it happens at high speeds (when you shift a gear) or something of the sort your gonna put yourself in some serious trouble.
If your driveshaft or U-joints break if the drive shaft hangs down in the front it could possibly flip your car! be careful when you're hot rodding.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 02, 02:28 AM
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twin loops are going in (frt & rear)only going to run street tires until I can get a 9 inch under her!

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The 6cyl in my Nova breaks 8.2s. It should last about 20 feet with a 454 in front of it.

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I tried to give a 10 bolt open away, a couple of years ago (sans backer plate and brakes Didn't know the axles were the same, or I'da kept them.) Anyway--no takers, so I traded it for a quarter glass. Guy was going to pull a bent axle tube out of a 12 bolt, and put the 10 bolt tube in.
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That doesn't sound too promising. Why is it that people will pay 200 for a belt, but not 100 for a rear?

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 08:29 AM
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I traded mine for the drive shaft I needed when I switched to an 8.5. If you get the 8.5 from a junk yard see if you can swap the 8.2 for a drive shaft.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 12:32 PM
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Come-on guys - the 8.2's aren't that bad. they are still better than the 3rd gen 7.5" rearends! If you put good quality gears and posi unit in one it will hold up just fine to a mildly built small block. Mine has made it an entire season behind my 383 and my 383 isn't exactly "mild". The C-clips and axles aren't any different than an 8.5" rear.

Behind a 454 . . . about 1319 feet!

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1319 feet.... that was good...

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They aren't worth anything, you will be lucky to give it away. Practice welding on it or use it as a boat anchor. Or sell it to some ford guy- tell him it will bolt right up and give him 100 hp
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