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I have heard a locking rear end is more prestige than practical (they must not have a dual quad motor) but I am here to squash that here and now.

The Ghost at about 25 mph in a straight line with excellent tires stabbed no more than 3/4 pedal fried the tire and banged a gear and kept laying rubber. I considered the surface and set the car up again on a section of road I know well from riding my bike and at about 15 mph the same was no use in wasting the tire again I just let off. The only mods to the car is electronic spark, true duals.

Tom has stated a exhuastsystem that dumps at the rear axle "wakes the nailhead up" and I now wonder just how much.

Needless to say The Ghost is getting the 3:07 locking rear end I have and for darn good reason.

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I have heard a locking rear end is more prestige than practical (they must not have a dual quad motor) but I am here to squash that here and now.

The Ghost at about 25 mph in a straight line with excellent tires stabbed no more than 3/4 pedal fried the tire and banged a gear and kept laying rubber. I considered the surface and set the car up again on a section of road I know well from riding my bike and at about 15 mph the same was no use in wasting the tire again I just let off. The only mods to the car is electronic spark, true duals.

Tom has stated a exhuastsystem that dumps at the rear axle "wakes the nailhead up" and I now wonder just how much.

Needless to say The Ghost is getting the 3:07 locking rear end I have and for darn good reason.

Mike, What gear are you running now?

Tom

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I think a 3.42 rear was part of the Gran Sport package in 65, unless ordered otherwise.

If that's what you have now, the 3.07 will definitely tame it down--with or without posi. For my taste, the 3.42 is the ideal rear for 1st gen Riv's, and posi falls in the "nice to have" category.

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Mike, What gear are you running now?

Tom

Tom, as soon as Goldie comes off the big jack stands The Ghost is going up and I'll get the codes. I don't know why Buick stamped the housing where they did its very hard to see without a lift to take the car high up to see.

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Pretty nifty trick Ed.

Using the method in the video The Ghost has a 3:07 it is always spinning the 225/75/15's so I tried 215/75/15's and its even worse. That girl needs a posi!

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