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by Gitdowns
Sun May 17, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Lower control arm mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Lower control arm mounts

I have a Chevelle 12 bolt housing and want to change the lower control arm mounts. The stock ones are close to the backing plates and I am going to remove them to narrow the rearend. Who makes the best replacement mounts for installing in a G body wagon?
by Gitdowns
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: 8.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

8.5

I am going to get an 8.5 out of a B Body and cut it down to G Body width. Is there a preferable car to get one out of, one with posi, 3.42 or 3.73 gears, etc. I can narrow it myself, so won't be spending a bunch of money. Its for a daily driver. Will be running over drive auto trans.
by Gitdowns
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Keep 8.5 or sell and build 9"
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

Re: Keep 8.5 or sell and build 9"

I am looking for a rearend for my wagon. Just a driver, I can drive down there and buy your 8.5 when you want to sell it. I am in no hurry, if price is agreeable, will come get it. Thanks, Greg Downs. 580 318 1048.
by Gitdowns
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: building a 406
Replies: 31
Views: 2652

Re: building a 406

Dont buy all the hype. I ran a cast crank, stock rod, forged dished piston, unbalanced, with some old 292 castings with a .500 lift solid flat tappet cam for 7 years, never pulled the pan. Had 3.73 gears, turbo 350 trans. with stock converter. Set the governer in the trans to shift at 6300rpm in dri...
by Gitdowns
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Strongest 9" rearend?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Strongest 9" rearend?

Who makes the best, strongest bolt in 9" houswing for a Malibu?
by Gitdowns
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Suspension Technical
Topic: Weight loss checklist
Replies: 103
Views: 81051

Re: Weight loss checklist

You might find this hard to believe, but a Ford 9" is lighter than a 12-bolt. It's even lighter than a 10-bolt. I'm not sure if I would buy that or not. If that were true, then why would some NHRA Super Stockers and Comp eliminator cars run a 12 bolt (I've seen dragsters with GM 12 bolts...I'v...
by Gitdowns
Tue May 19, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes Technical
Topic: Another manual brake question
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Another manual brake question

Is there any place that you can get a push rod for manual brake car? I did manage to get the power brake push rod out of the booster many years ago and using it.
by Gitdowns
Mon May 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes Technical
Topic: Another manual brake question
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Another manual brake question

I have read every thread on here pertaining to manual brake conversions. I have a 79 Malibu, stock brakes front and rear. I took off my power booster years ago, used the same master cylinder, push rod, etc. Yes the pedal is very hard to push, but I am a big boy and it has never been a big problem fo...
by Gitdowns
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes Technical
Topic: manual brake pushrod
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: manual brake pushrod

I put a positive stop on mine also, but if you use the little rubber boot that the pushrod goes through and that slips over the end of the master cylinder, it will hold it in place every time. That is what the factory used for many years. And everyone thinks it is just for keeping dust out and fluid...