It is like xmas!, I had a room that was my shipping/receiving room because of all the parts. Probably spent 4k on shipping during the resto.. love the KYB gas-a-just shocks, they seem to handle great.
Yes, I know what you mean... I ordered more small part last night having to pay more shipping from a place I just received parts from. I also do mini truck restoration parts so I have a basement full of parts for that, I will just add the GTO parts to the store room.
I've used the gas adjust on other cars and I like the ride so I figured they would be a good call on this car as well. It already has some KYB shocks on it but I'm betting they are shot.
That ten bolt you have is a Pontiac 8.2. You'll have to take the cover off to determine the ratio, but if it were mine and had a ratio that I didn't want, I'd rebuild it with a new posi carrier and a 3.23:1 ratio.
Thanks for the ID chuckha62. I like your idea, I'll add that to the list of things to do after I'm done driving her (while deciding on a paint scheme and any other major $$ changes/upgrades).
I'll crack the case to fix the leak, I'll count teeth then.
Can you tell me the practical and performance difference between the two (8.2 and 3.23)?
Is it common to have a "different" rear end from the same era in a car that was advertised as all original? I know no one knows why it's there but I'm curious if it was common in the late 60s and 70s to swap out rear ends and why it may have been done with a car in such good shape (performance, gas mileage)???
Is a rebuild something I can do, I'm pretty handy, or should I have a shop do it?
Sorry for all the questions, I'm an analyst by trade and training.
Thanks in advance, Dan