Anyone know the specs on a 52 Chevy Deluxe rear end?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by BaronVonBullshit, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
    I'm having trouble finding any information on them :x:
     
  2. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
    Would it handle a 383 stroker 400hp 450ft/lb?
     
  3. count the number of bolts on the diff cover for starters. I dont think its a 12 bolt probably a 10 bolt. I think its an 8.5 inch ring gear.

    I it an auto or manual? that will help determine the survivalbility of the rear end
     
  4. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
    it's a manual, stock 216 CID straight six. i think it's only rated at 95bhp

    i thought the 10 bolt/12 bolt stuff started in '55 :confused:
     
  5. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
  6. SierraSport

    SierraSport New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dripping Springs/Round Rock , TX
    They are junk, just put a 10bolt out of a Nova I think in it .. I have a 51 Chevy Deluxe @ the shop. I will see how wide it is .. Are you looking to put a later model rearend in it or leave it stock ?? The stock rearends are all one peice including the driveshaft..
     
  7. SierraSport

    SierraSport New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dripping Springs/Round Rock , TX
    No way in hell would it hold ..
     
  8. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
    i figured id go with a ford 9 or 8.8" rear w/about a 340 ratio if i had to rip the old one. any recommendations? this is my first hotrod :x:

    10 or 12 bolt chevys just as good?
     
  9. SierraSport

    SierraSport New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dripping Springs/Round Rock , TX
    If you are not going to have more then 500hp, I would just put a 10 bolt in there.. 12 bolts and Ford 9" are expensive.. Im pretty sure you can put a Camaro -or- Nova 10bolt under it ..
     
  10. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    93,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KMHR
    :coold: thanks a lot. what cars came with posi 10 bolts? :dunno:
     
  11. SierraSport

    SierraSport New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dripping Springs/Round Rock , TX
    Camaro, Firebirds, Nova.. That is where I would start.
     

Share This Page