Only things I would like to see in the future are possibly mounting small tabs for securing the brake lines running along the housing. The upper control arms are a different story. The rod end also allows for pinion angle adjustments, which comes in handy when you need to compensate for track changes. After double checking your measurements, you can weld everything up. All of our radiators are 100% tig welded aluminum.
Our radiators all come with a limited lifetime warranty! No cookie cutter bars here. Currie 9-inch Housing and Axle Packages for 1978 thru 1988 Malibu, El Camino, Monte Carlo, Cutlass, Regal, Grand Prix and Monte Carlo, G-body vehicles, are built to match the vehicles stock axle width, pinion offset, suspension mounting locations, and wheel bolt pattern - for a straightforward hassle-free installation Housing and Axle Packages require a assembly and compatible brake package to complete the rearend. The have polyurethane bushings with grease zerk fittings. Being able to make such adjustments will make your car be able to hook even when track conditions change. There are no modifications to be made to complete the swap. Everything lined up perfectly and had no installation issues. This allows brake kits that use this standard, to easily be changed or upgraded without having to modify the housing or axles.
This will strengthen the frame and lower arm mounts to add consistency in traction and eliminate cracking of the factory welds. Did you find this helpful? Third, is the ease in which you can change your gear ratio. For more street oriented cars, Hotchkis makes a real nice set of control arms that are made from heavy box steel. Suspension Options In addition to the set-up I just described, another company makes a kit to help the 12 bolt be a bolt-in operation. The housing needs to be modified for width, and have the control arm and spring brackets welded on. We stand behind our quality, research, and our products. The weight of both bars combined is 14 lbs.
The first thing that needs to be done is to fabricate a jig fixture to locate the lower control arm mounts and stock pinion location. The rear is called a 7. The 12 bolt housing is wider than the stock 7. The 1964-67 Chevelle housings measure 60. A heavy car and a sticky tire are just asking for breakage problems when using the stock 7. You also need to remove the same pieces from the 7.
The housing can also be cut to maintain stock width. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon. If you have a spare third member also called a center section or pumpkin , you simply pull the axles, swap the center section, and reassemble. Here is a list of manufacturers of suspension and rear end housing parts. Next, install the 12 bolt housing in the jig and also 10 bolt control arm mounts and spring pads. For this reason, it makes the most sense to not invest allot of money in this rear. I have to admit that the procedure I am about to explain is also one of the most expensive to do.
We round out the package with sway bars. One other tuning tool that may help is a set of air bags inside the rear coil springs. Topics to be covered include: axle housing choices, their strengths and weaknesses, application choices, estimated cost and suspension options. Cold-Case Radiators is a division of Max Performance Inc, a leading supplier of auto restoration parts and accessories. Any shipment that is refused without authorization will be subject to original shipping charges, return shipping charges, and a 20% restocking fee.
Note from Phillip: A relatively cheap upgrade to the stock 7. Any car that is raced, should consider adding a rear sway bar. If anyone feels this info to be incorrect, please e-mail me and I will make the appropriate correction s. Second, there are many choices in terms of gear ratios, posi's, lockers, spools, etc. © 2005-2010 Savitske Classic and Custom, All Rights Reserved All images displayed are the property of their respective owners whereby duplication, storage on any medium or transmission by physical or electronic means for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited without the prior and express written consent of the owners.
They are a direct bolt-in for the 7. Our most hard-core package includes: 1. You can force the arms to bolt up, but suspension movement will bind up severely. This gives you ride height adjustability, and lets you nail a perfect modern alignment. Wheel hop is eliminated and rear body roll is controlled. Probably an hour job for most people.
These G-body cars will twist quite a bit even when a cage is implemented top stop the body from flexing. Still, this isn't as good as the other options listed below. Lighter, stronger and more precise than stock suspension, these systems are as much at home on the street as they are on the strip, autocross or road race courses. We include state of the art 4130 tubular chrome moly bars from Hellwig. This axle housing is the next step up the ladder in terms of strength and cost. The 1968-72 housing measures 2 inches wider which would be 62.
Slicks can be used with a 7. You'll end up with a much stronger rear for minimal cash outlay. The passenger side is the only one that is really needed. The problem lies with the difference in control arm mount angles. The air pressure can be adjusted to tune the launch characteristics of most cars.