After the tranny incident I decided to finish up
the rest of the
drivetrain with the rear end...
I picked up a used 40,000 mile Grand National 8.5" posi rear from Chris
over at www.ckperformance.com
Chris builds some nasty overdrive tranny's for people. For the street
and for the track. Check him out.. My good neighbor Robert who is a
mechanic for FedEx
boxed my old
control arms with a kit I bought from www.hrpartsandstuff.com
also bought a set of poly bushings, Monte SS springs, Bilstein
shocks and a
complete brake overhaul and brake lines from www.classictube.com...
This is shortly after I picked up the rear from Chris' shop. As you can
see I started cleaning it up and prepping for install...
Here you can see the posi unit.
Above is the boxing plates from www.hrpartsnstuff.com
They are really nice pieces and fit perfectly. My friend Tom is doing
his control arms the same way...
Here you can see how the control arms are progressing... At this point
you wouldn't believe how solid they are. Drop a stock control arm on
the floor and then one of these and you will definitely hear a
These are the bushings from www.hrpartsnstuff.com
They are really nice quality...
Here I am installing the bushings into the finished control arms...
It's good to have the right tools...
Here is the rear almost finished with the Summit Racing
cover I bought. You can also see the new rear drums. I also replaced
all brake hardware.
Since the driveshaft is .99" shorter than the one I was using I had to
get myself a new driveshaft... This one is from K&N Driveline in
Brooklyn... It's nice solid piece with Spicer u-joints...
Here is the rear finally installed under the car... It's not easy doing
this by yourself but you have to do what you can...
Here you can see the rear in with the brake lines and new Bilstein shocks
Here you can see the ride height after the install... Not much
Well that's all folks... The results of this rear install can be seen
on the front page...
All I can say is WOW! I should have installed this sooner... Going from
lame ass 2.29 gears with overdrive to 3.42 gears with overdrive is like
night and day...