will it bolt in under a GT?
If it would bolt in it would be better than what I've got in there now. The mounts on the one I've got now look like they were welded on by a third-grader.Is there anything to gain? As far as I know, no lsd, diisc brakes. Any gearing? Just wondering... cant imagine parts would be easier to obtain other than maybe wheel bearings?
I haven't seen it in person yet, a buddy of mine spotted the 'vette at a local yard. He said it looked like the Opel rear with the panhard rod and such. I just didn't make it over there today. I might try to run over and take a look at it tomorrow.Can you take a picture? I'm sure one of us could make a suggestion.... not all hope is lost..
I sold a GT 1.1 rear diff. to a guy for a Chevette race class as they were having difficulty finding the gear they wanted. Probably had more to do with cost than availability. IIRC, I think they had to switch sides with the panhard bar but everything else I believe was bolt in.I know circle track guys that used to bolt Chevette rear ends into their Opel GT race cars. Sure, they are weaker, have smaller brakes, smaller axles, etc.
But, the real reason they did it was for gearing options. 3.73 and 4.11 ratios were available in the Chevettes. And they are very close to being a bolt in, as they are essentially a Kadett C chassis.