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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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hi, im new to old cars but im really looking at buying one...i found a fully restored 68 camaro with a 406 in it, and i plan on doing some other mods to it, i was wondering would the stock 10 bolt be suitable for this (that is what it has) or would i need to get a 12 bolt? thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 01:54 PM
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Welcome to the best Camaro site on the net!

If the car you are looking at has an automatic transmission it should be ok. If it has a manual transmission I would swap for a 12 bolt, the 10 bolt may not last long behind that motor with vigorous use!

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Welcome to the club, as choptop said, best site around, we think.

Your 10-bolt should be fine until it breaks. I had one in a '67 with 28X10.5 slicks for 9 years of track running @13.5's to 14.2's and it finally let go by breaking the carrier. I owed it everything, I still have it, case and one axle, some day I'll bring it back to life.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 02, 05:24 PM
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as long as you aren't hooking up it should work fine. If you plan on launching hard or have a firm shifting tranny (or like to dump the clutch) the 8.2'' rear probably won't last.

You can also look into upgrading to an 8.5'' 10-bolt out of a early 70s Nova. Direct swap. They are much more durable than the 8.2''.
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