77 wagon project

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77irishwagon
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77 wagon project

Postby 77irishwagon » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:30 pm

Looking to get a rearend made for a newly acquired 77 vega estate wagon. I've taken out the 4 cylinder and th350 and am in the process of putting in a 350 sbc and powerglide. The plan is making around 350-400 HP drive it around town, drive 60 miles to the nearest racetrack and be able to drive it back home. Trying to get a rearend that can handle the abuse and I hear that you do a great job.

Any recommendations? I'm thinking I would keep the torque arm set up, after market torque arm and mount it to a fab'd crossmember. Any idea on how narrow i can go and still use the factory control arms/brackets ? I would like a bolt in rear (or as close as i can).

I would like the rear to come with disc brakes. Please let me know build time, estimated cost ,etc.


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Chris

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Re: 77 wagon project

Postby monzaz » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:19 pm

Wow Chris...Your asking a bit much for a Monza/vega...lol.

Disc brakes will be impossible with out making the rear WIDER...YES I said wider. The disc brakes kits will rub the inner fender wheel on all 1975-1980 monza/ vega / H-body rear.

The stock rear will hold with good parts install inside the rear.

28 spline Moser axles
true trac or eaton posi
New bearings through out
Aftermarket gears (3.42 3.73 4.10 etc.)

Best if we discuss this over the phone live..A Lot of extra questions to ask and see how much track time there will be compared to just driving and pounding the ground. Jim

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