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10 bolt on my '50 3100 #1341954 Mon Jan 13 2020 08:56 PM
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Rocket man Offline OP
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I have to admit I know next to nothing on gear ratio's. I've installed a 10 bolt, donor was an '81 Camaro. Yes, I could identify the rear end and then ask my question. I'm assuming that year of Camaro, non-positraction, came with one ratio as standard. Again, assuming that I'm correct, what should I expect for average driveability...obeying the speed limit most of the time?! This will be coupled to a 1995 Buick Roadmaster 350 LT1 with a 4L60E tranny.

Re: 10 bolt on my '50 3100 [Re: Rocket man] #1341984 Mon Jan 13 2020 10:32 PM
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You probably have around a 3.73 ratio??? I run a 350 and a 305 with the 700R4, which is like the 4L60E, and with the overdrive they run smooth like a spinning top.....I'm running a 37 pickup, lightweight, and a 52 half ton panel. Go for it. You won't be disappointed.


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Re: 10 bolt on my '50 3100 [Re: Rocket man] #1342108 Tue Jan 14 2020 02:16 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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The standard rear gear ratio for a non-posi 10 bolt wold have been either 2:56-1 or 2:73-1. Check here for more info http://www.teufert.net/camaro/1981.htm


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Re: 10 bolt on my '50 3100 [Re: Rocket man] #1342176 Tue Jan 14 2020 08:26 PM
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thanks TUTS....I meant 2.73........I'm getting old!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 10 bolt on my '50 3100 [Re: Achipmunk] #1342224 Wed Jan 15 2020 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
thanks TUTS....I meant 2.73........I'm getting old!


I don't use the "O" word around my friends... grin


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: 10 bolt on my '50 3100 [Re: Rocket man] #1342310 Wed Jan 15 2020 03:15 PM
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What is the standard gear ratio for a 1995 Buick Roadmaster? Thats how you need to gear it, the 700R4 and 4L60E should have similar overdrives.


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