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1/19/10 6:15pm - Original Message: '82 Diff Rebuild'
82delight
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82 dark red

Joined: 8/9/2005
Posts: 66
I would appreciate comments and tips on rebuilding the rear end on my 82.  It makes a constant "whirring" sound on the interstates.  Loud enough to interfere with the exhaust note, so it's annoying.  Have changed fluid twice.  140K+ miles on it.  Have replaced left trailing arm assy after bearing failure.  New U-joints on same half-shaft.  I have good mechanical skills, garage, hand tools.
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1/19/10 10:49pm - Reply: '82 Diff Rebuild'
DaveM Lifetime Member
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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Rebuilding a rear is not something to try unless you know what you're doing. The set up is not so easy.
You could however get a rebuilt unit and put it in yourself. You can get rebuilt units with the ratio you want from several places, Mid-America is one. I did mine that way, went with 3.55:1 gears.
Dave


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1/20/10 12:34pm - Reply: '82 Diff Rebuild'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

Joined: 5/24/2007
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We have a local rebuilder who can do it for you, or send you one of his exchange, if you are interested.

Larry


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