'86 Vette Tuned Port 350.
5 speed manual tranny.
S-10 rear axle with 4.56 gears.
205-65R15 front tires on 7" wheels.
255-70R15 rear tires on 8 1/2" wheels.
Winged Hawk dash.
Jim Turner front disc brakes.
and lots more.
Also, Leo is getting '53 hood, grills, and bumper.
I am thinking about not using any front bumper brackets. Cut & weld the
bumper so that it fits the sheet metal just right, chrome plate it and mount
it to the sheet metal using spacers. After all, no one uses bumpers for
You drove Leo n8. You should remember what that rear end sounded like.
That's why I didn't come up to Md. and drive it back home.
We didn't get down to your tail light housing yet, but I am pretty sure
we are going to be able to run it.
Nate Nagel wrote:
I don't think I ever got over 40 MPH, so I didn't notice. That and I
was out of practice driving a column shift, so I was concentrating on
not rolling to a stop before I could find second :)
cool! just let me know... not in any particular hurry (oops, I remember
what happened the last time I said that to a chrome guy <g> - not Jerry,
just for the record...) just was curious if I needed to keep an eye out
for another one or not. If it comes out OK I'll probably swap it in and
then send you the better of the two that are on the car. (the worse of
the two is probably unfixable, it's bent and broken in several different
replace "fly" with "com" to reply.
Today is NOT your lucky day Dave. When I got the car from JP the rear
end was a 4.27 (i think) and sounded like a banshi. BTW, I knew that
before the purchase. I wanted to drive it down to Lake Mary, Fa for the
'02 meet. At the time the only extra rear axle I had availble was a
4.27 Dana 27 or some light duty POS like that. I installed that and
drove it with that rear end (taking it easy) for about a year before
building and installing the 4.56 S-10 rear end. The S-10 rear end only
measures 48 inchs between the backing plates and lets you run 8 1/2
wide wheels under a C-K.
Also, when you have a 4.56 rear end and put the tranny in OD, it's just
like having a 3.19 ratio.
BTW, if anybody needs the rear end I pulled out of Leo it's yours for
the asking. Dana 27, W/ like new brakes and drums.
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