The rearend I swapped had a 3:23 gear and 6 lugs! I forgot to mention
Ben Bennett wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Help
> Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:25:29 EDT
> From: Mikerross@aol.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> My son and I have been re-building his '56 Chevy pick-up for
> almost three
> years. During the re-build process we replaced the engine and
> with a Chevy 305ci and turbo transmission. We now realize that
> the gear
> ratio of the rear-end is much to low to allow normal road speeds.
> I have
> found gears and gear kit that will fit into the existing rear-end
> but they
> are much too expensive for our budget.
> We are thinking that maybe we should change-out the rear-end
> completely with
> another rear end. Do you know what would swap-out fairly easily
> with our
> truck, what would align fairly well with the existing leaf spring
> saddles and
> provide a pretty good gear ratio?
> Is there anthing out there that would swap that has a six bolt
> wheel lug
> pattern or do we have to change out to a five bolt/lug wheel
> If must go with the five bolt wheel pattern how difficult is it to
> change out
> the front spindles and where might we find a five bolt front
> spindle that
> would fit.
> I know we have asked a lot. We really appreciate any help you can
> Thanks a lot!
> Mike & Jason
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