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Old 07-20-2016, 10:46 PM
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Can someone please help me out? I'm trying to figure out this rear end. I was told it was a caddy rear. The only numbers I can find are on the passenger side on the front of tube. They are. 2VL p281D.
 
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:12 PM
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not enough ...what do you have? what are you looking for? gear ratio?
 
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:09 PM
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It has a 341 or 342 one of those two. Can't remember. I just need to know what size the ring and pinion is. Would like to put 373 in it.
 
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:35 PM
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I'm guessing by your handle you have an 83 it should be a 8 1/2 10 bolt. Cadillac only used 1 axle housing in 83.
 
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No that's my race car number. Were would the year be stamped on the housing?
 
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:38 PM
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ID info stamp on tube, 3.73 not used on Cadillacs. What are you working on exactly?
 
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:56 PM
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I'm just trying to figure out what size ring gear I have so I can put 373 gear in it. Like we're on the tubes would be the numbers that I need to figure this out?
 
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:09 PM
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what year and model? the stamp numbers do tell what size gear it is.
 
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:12 PM
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I have no idea. It's in a race car I purchased. Just trying to figure out what size. 7 1/2. 8 1/2. Etc.
 
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:46 AM
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Your not much for info 7 1/2 G Body's except 86-87 442 and GN. has w squarish cover. 8 1/2 "10 bolt" pretty much everything full size 77-90 big cars, pickups, 73-77 A body, 71-81 F and NOVAS. round cover. 12 bolt chevy round cover 12 BOPK Reverese scallop at tubes
 
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