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Two Feathers

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Posted - 25 Aug 2016 :  9:46:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all,

I have a 1962 Pontiac that is finally running and ready for a rear gear. My question is, what kind of rear end do I have in this thing and what gear ratio would you recommend? ( it's the original rear end and I would like posi traction)

I'm running a 455 with a pretty heavily built turbo 400 by Hughes transmission. I am also running 29.5 inch cheater slicks on the rear. This is primarily a car I will drive around town, but I go to two car shows a year that are about an hour away, so I would like the option to take it on the highway.

Please help!


Sitting Bull

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Posted - 25 Aug 2016 :  10:45:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those cars have the big 9.3" chunk type rear end. Parts for 'em are scarce & pricey nowadays. But there is one place that sells a good bit of 9.3 stuff.


I figure 3.42 gears will be plenty.

I think this site also sells some 9.3 stuff.



Edited by - Tub on 25 Aug 2016 11:14:10 PM
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Two Feathers

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Posted - 25 Aug 2016 :  11:09:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, pricey seems to be about par for the course on this damn car. Thanks for the help; this site looks to be just the place!
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