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Diff swap
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:57:19 PM »
Hey all,its been a while but we've had good weather here,anyways not really a question just an update,the Buick runs a 4:1 to1 ratio and whilst it was ok in 1950 in todays traffic(in the uk anyway)that just dont cut it..at 55mph it was doing around 3000 rpm and at 60 i was doing 16mpg,that probably equates to 14 in US gallons,fine if your running a big horsepower motor but mines 120bhp from new so ill bet its around 70 horses if im lucky,anyway i emaile'd all the US breakers,Buick specialists,asked on all the Buick forums and no one had a 3:4 rear diff or wouldn't ship so i stuck an add on a uk hotrod forum for a 55 century axle and someone got back to me 30 miles from here!!
to say im stoked is an understatement..£125 and its mine.so one job for the winter,then air bags then roof chop!!it never ends :D
pics will follow when i get on with it..
cheers kev

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Re: Diff swap
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 04:39:55 AM »
That is pretty awesome, hard to believe you would find the exact part you need so close.
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Re: Diff swap
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 06:10:54 AM »
Yeah i thought that too,i was ready to give up and sit at 50 everywhere..

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Re: Diff swap
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 07:10:16 PM »
Very kewl when you think about it, just about to say the hell with it and bam, you find one.........I have the same luck at times.
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