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Looks like my last post didn't make it for some reason. Not sure what happened, but I'll try again...
The car has a 10 bolt 3 link diff. This wouldn't be suitable at all for my intended purpose. Besides, single tire burnouts are almost as lame as front wheel drive burnouts, IMHO of corse...
Since a complete rebuild using new parts was planned, all I needed was a 12 bolt, 4 link case. One turned up in west central Iowa for $200.
Okay, I'll admit that setting up a diff is some sort of black magic as far as I'm concerned. So I asked all my gear head buddies for advice and knowledge. I even called driveshaft and transmission shops. The vast majority said take it to Moser. Now I've heard of Moser...who hasn't? But I thought they were in California. No, they're in Portland.
Using the advice of my friends and better judgment, Moser built my diff. They made axles that would work with the planned brake setup, used the gear ratio for the Engine / Trans combo, Installed a Detroit Track diff, and even powder coated it, AND most importantly, the gear pattern is perfect.
But it gets better. They did this for about $1,800 using all new parts. That may sound like a lot, but price the parts then add de-rust / de-grease and powder coat. This was a bargain, and I don't have to even think about anything going wrong.
Last edited by Sam Axe; 07-21-2019 at 11:25 AM.