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1964 1/2 Convertible - 260 V8 C4 Automatic, Power Top, Console, 4 Wheel Drums
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Howdy all.

The rear end on my latest project was suspected of being bad when I bought the vehicle. That was a year ago, and I had no way to know as the car didn't run.

This is a 170 straight six with the typical 4 lug rear end behind it.

I got it running this week, and slowly pulled out into the driveway. Let it warm up, then slowly pulled out into the street...

As I moved, I could hear clunk, clunk, clunk coming from the back end of the vehicle.

Brought it back in, and put the back up on jack stands. Shifted into drive, and listened. It definitely seems to be coming from the pumpkin. And the one thing I did notice was that the clunk happened on every OTHER revolution of the back wheels.

Does this sound like a problem with the gear set?

-Zim
 

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It is by far more likely to be one of the side gears, rather than the ring/pinion gears.
 

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Well - I pulled the cover off - and saw this...!

http://www.svs.com/zim/ranchero/images/IMG_7359.jpg

Looks like a classic example of why people do upgrades to the 5 lug rear end when they put in a V8.

The previous owner did not do that, and inserted a 302. Here are the results!

For the record, I did put the 6 back in...

Time to get it fixed!

-Zim
 
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