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Hot Rods Camaro rearend

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fred56, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. fred56
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 55


    I have a 28 Ford coupe w/sbc(283), 4 speed and a GM 8.2 w/ 2.73 gears(no cajones). I don't have the money to convert to a better axle and have it cut to fit so I am stuck with the 8.2. My question is what do you guys think of putting in a ring gear spacer and going to steeper 3 series gears? I won't be doing banzai starts or using slicks.
    Thanks - Jerry
  2. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,340


    i know of a couple that were footbraking cars with spacers was doing some mid 1.40's 60'.... once , even with the 2 step turned up at 4800...:D it was definently a fun ride...:D:D
  3. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    it should hold, you will want a posi if you start to pegleg it to much, if not you will toast the spider gears!
  4. another option, look for a saginaw 4 speed with the 3.31 first gear ratio. they are usually pretty cheap when you find them

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