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Author Topic:   Rear End Help?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted June 11, 2005 06:00 PM  
I am currently running what I believe is a 8.5 inch Chevy rear end with bolt in axles.373 gears, welded. We are not allowed to run a 9 inch but the problem is the Left rear axle seems to break or have the left side axle pull out about every 400 laps. I was told to get a 8.5 inch C-clip rear end to solve my problems. Is this accurate and what year a car would I find this rear end in? Are my gears compatible with the c-clip rear end? Any ideas? We run 200 lap races and I run a 1985 Delta 88.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted June 11, 2005 07:59 PM  
Just take the axle out and tack weld the bearing to the axle. thats what we use to do on our chevelle we ran in Greenbush and never ever had a problem. also, yes the gears are compatible with the c-clip rear-end. Those c-clip rears and bolt in axle rears came in all types of cars. I got a rear end out of a 75' monte that had bolt in axles, my buddie ran the identical car and it had c-clips. You'll just have to look around at the different rears to see what you want. I usually just reach around the backing plate and feel the backing plate bolts to see which way there facing, if they face in towards the drum its usually a bolt in, if the bolts face the center of the car then there usually the c-clip. Hope this kinda helps. Good luck.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted June 12, 2005 11:28 AM  
Is that a Pollock car. If so why don't you find out what derek is running he seams to have figured it out. I thought he said astro van axles and tack weld the bearing. 400 laps is a lot of laps to run I know a couple of guys that run that rear that think they are luck by getting 100 laps out of an axle. Try inspecting your axles after every race and yes i know that you are running enduros but still check after the race.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted June 12, 2005 01:46 PM  
dangerzone is dead on you have to do the same to the chevy as you have to do on the ford 9 in..

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted June 16, 2005 09:28 AM  
Thanks for the help guys I will check into it.

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