RoadShark

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  1. Be sure to check the service manual. There is a phase angle requirement between the two shafts. I can dig it out if need be... Edit: see figure 40-78 "Propeller Shaft Phasing", Section D of the manual, page 40-47.
  2. An dual-quad adapta-plate on a modified cross-ram and you can run both!
  3. Thanks for the before-and-after results. I'd change my oil after that. I've heard that stuff is hard on oil and this probably gave it a good opportunity to get past the rings.
  4. Excellent info. Thanks. I went with the Bilsteins for mine. I've had good luck with them on other applications in the past.
  5. Wow. Looks like plenty of room. Driveshaft didn't need to be shortened?
  6. You just wait. I'm rigging up something like this in the Riv and I will be 24/7/365 cruising around here...
  7. Ed -will the TH200 fit in the X-frame without interference?
  8. Some more info here: https://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/9-3-8-rear-differences.71740/ As others stated, the only parts that interchange with 9 3/8 is other 9 3/8. The only market is used except for a stray NOS piece here and there... Personally I wouldn't go through the work to change an existing rear from 3.07 to 3.23. Not enough noticeable difference and anytime you change gears in a rear like this you need the specialty tools for setting pinion depth. You might be better off looking for an entire differential with posi and gears you like.
  9. It's a GM "pos-traction" type with clutches and springs. Here's a picture of a '67: As far as swapping gears, (assuming you have the correct series carrier) the most difficult part is setting pinion depth and this can require specialized tools. Then there's backlash and patterns. Bearing preload if you've changed carriers or bearings. It's not a casual endeavor. I set-up a 12-bolt truck rear from scratch. It took some patience.
  10. Very interested in this. Where is the fuel pump mounted? Does it make a lot of noise?
  11. We've all seen the documentary evidence of the havoc these things can unleash: