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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Hey guys thanks for having me just inherited a 63 ss rolling body so this will be fun lol
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 09:05 PM
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There are only two donors for a 5.3L and a rear wheel drive application in junk yards today: which is the pick-up (and all truck variants), and the Camaro. Why didn't you get the tranny for the LS engine when you pulled it?

In both cases above it is mated to a 6L80 or a 6L90 transmission if the engine is super charged. That 90 or 80 is the torque rating of the transmission. A 4L60 is only used behind a six cylinder now because a modern LS will break anything with a lower torque rating. I don't think it (the transmission) will last long.

I know the stock 1963 Chevrolet rear end won't last long at all.

If you are building a show car and trailer it every where then it will; but not if you want to really drive it. Anything more powerful than an old school 327 with a four barrel will break the rear end out of anything made before 1965 when Chevy dropped their own rear end and bought a stronger one from Dana-Spicer corp. A Spicer ten bolt is equivalent in size and strength to a Dana 30. The Spicer twelve bolt is equivalent to a Dana 44. Because I go off the deep end in my motor builds, I used a Dana 60 in all of my car projects to put the power I made to the ground. Dana uses the number after it's name to tell you how strong it is.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2020, 10:44 AM
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Here's my vote on the '55 to '64 Rears that I post every once in a great while.

I took a '63 3.08 Posi Rear to my local Speed Shop and he dropped in 4.11 aftermarket Gears. This was back in the '70's and it only cost me $100 back then, $50 for the Gears and $50 for Labor.

That Rear was flawless. I put it in my '56 Nomad with a 327 4-Speed pushing about 325 HP. I had at least 100 high rev burnouts on it spinning H-60-15 Tires to boot.

Along with about 1000 Power Shifts (Foot to the floor and stays there while going through the gears).

Sold the car in '82 and the Rear was still as good as the day I put it in.

Now are they the best? No. But I still have a lot of faith in them.

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Hello, Tlocs626! Welcome aboard! Hope you're doing safe during the pandemic.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-05-2020, 07:08 AM
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Welcome to the site. 63's are my favorite year. The big question is what are your goals for the car. A cruiser or a bruiser?

If your looking for a drag car I will say we as an impala your already behind the smaller A bodies, X bodies, and F bodies. Also though with the 1958-1964 Impala's we have an X Frame and two piece drive shaft that also complicates making a car into a bruiser. I'm pretty much replacing the frame from the firewall back to build a pro Street 63 Impala. With drag cars your always pushing the limit on the weakest link and you will find those weak links relatively quickly.

Now if your looking for a cruiser you have the perfect platform. Some mild suspension modification and these cars feel like your literally floating down the road.

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