8.2 bop posi interchange

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8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby forrest » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:14 am

Hey Guys, great forums.. should be a great help n the future for the shop! I have a question..I have a 8.2 bop 3.23 non posi rear..I also have another 8.2 bop with 2.73 gears and this one IS a posi (both 1970 factory originals) wondering if there is a way to use the posi unit out of the 2.73 for the 3.23 rear.. I thought I read somewhere a spacer could be used? Is this possible? and Thanx. I've rebuilt many rears and have most of the correct Kent Moore tools/gauges ect. for most rear work..Thanx for any info
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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby forrest » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:45 pm

O/k, just saw the topic "spacers" .from what I understand if I get a 8.5 spacer and the 3/8 bolts, I can do this. Just trying to understand... and if I can do it like this, do you carry what i need? Thanx again

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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby monzaz » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:52 pm

Yea we have the 8.5 spacer also... We need to know the ring gear bolt size so we can get you the correct bolts to go with the spacer. Some are left hand thread 7/16" some are right hand thread 3/8"

Way to tell
WHAT size is the ring gear bolt?
3/4" headed bolt - 7/16" left hand thread (might even have a L on the head to designate that)
11/16" headed bolt - you will have a 3/8" right hand threaded bolt.

9/16" headed bolt you have a chevy rear...LOL :) Jim
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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby forrest » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:37 pm

Thanx Jim, checked and the bolts are the 7/16 left thread (with the "L"!)...so what will a 8.5 spacer with the appropriate bolts cost.. couldn't find a # to call you, would also like to know if there is any other pertinent info I need to do this swap... Thanx! Forrest

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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby monzaz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:27 pm

Just so we are on the same page- Do have the ability to send pictures of the rear you are referencing?

I say this because there is a Buick rear that will throw a BIG BENNY into the works so this might be a good time for that. Jim

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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby forrest » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:35 pm

Here's some picts.. both of these are definitely the original pontiac rears...thanx may add another pict if needed
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8.2 rear 006.JPG
8.2 rear 004.JPG
8.2 rear 005.JPG

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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby forrest » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 pm

another... of course both have the same mounting perches..they are both 1970 pontiac rears..Thanx!
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Re: 8.2 bop posi interchange

Postby monzaz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:44 am

You are correct. Bearing caps are a dead give away along with converging diagonal upper webbing they are the same rear. You are go to go for a swap. Jim
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