Join Date: May 2010
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Carrier Swap or Rear assembly swap
My 67 has a 12 bolt donor rear with 4.10:1 r&p gears. I don't take it to the strip so it's a bad fit for me.
Any opinions on what's most cost effective, swap out the carrier and the r&p for a 3 series carrier and and 3.55:1; or try and locate a Poncho 10 bolt 3.36:1 and get it back closer to "stockish"? I priced the carrier swap option through Randy's R&P and I'm looking at near a grand for parts alone. Still trying to find a 10 bolt 3.36:1 (or so) from a similar era car.
Both options I'd be selling the old carrier an 4.10s or selling the full 12-bolt rear assembly drum to drum.
Just for context. Trying to get my car baby home to a new house two states away. I'm in the process of moving and circumstances are forcing me to finally make this call and get the swap done ASAP. In an ideal world I would turn this 15 year driver project car into a fun family weekend cruiser, I don't anticipate ever winning a drag race or car show.
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