540 Big Block 81 Camaro build

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Mike Busutil, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. F-Bodypilot

    F-Bodypilot Veteran Member

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    I like those mini-tubs,.... what width tire will tuck up in there,.. 295 ?,.. 305 ?,... maybe 315 ? Looks like you started with a nice solid car,..... it should be awesome ! :happy:
     
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    Rear tires will be a 335 and the front will be a 275 both are 18's

    EDIT: **Front will be 245**

    From the web site
    "The DSE Deep Tub's are inner wheel housings designed to accommodate wider tire and wheel packages, including tires as wide as 335 mm. They are designed for a perfect fit, retain a stock appearance, and are available exclusively through Detroit Speed and Engineering. The Deep Tub's are stamped from 18 gauge steel and made in the USA."
     
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    275,..... 335,....... and slammed to the ground no doubt. Should stick like glue:)
     
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    Cool I will have to check that out for my car.
     
  5. Mike Busutil

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    The rear end is going to get a 4 link as well with coil over springs so there will be no leaf springs. I also got 2" big block drop springs for the front for the muscle stance :crazy:

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    Killer,........ I'm guessing a 9 inch, only slightly narrower then the factory axle so you can go with a big positive offset on the 18's ?
     
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    Correct! The 9" will also have the Detroit Truetrac. Should have all the traction a guy would need. Since I am going with a 5 speed transmission, I'm thinking 4:11 gears in the rear... Thoughts?
     
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    I'm in the process of a mini-tub and 4 link for my car too. Is your car going to see more road or track time? A taller gear in the back will help out at highway speeds and obviously the shorter gear for the track? I'm no expert but it seems to me that running a 4:11 gear with a OD trans might not go together very well. You might want to contact "Big Gear Head". He's a member here and was a Moser dealer. I'm sure he'd be able to answer all your questions. Have you decided what housing/axels you're going with yet? Brakes? Wheel back spacing / offset (you’ll need that IOT determine axel and housing measurements)?
     
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    Well, I want this car to just barely be street legal. When I step on it I don't want it to go, I want it to Launch :crazy: I am told my back space is 5.5", My rear end will be a narrowed 9" built by Detroit Speed. The brakes will be from BAER racing for both the front and rear, 14" rotor 6 piston calipers. Wheel size will be 18" for both front and rear, 245s' up front and 335's in the rear.

    Rear end Info:
    - Heavy duty round back cover
    - 3" x .218" wall tubes
    - Tig welded
    - Tube length 57.000" total
    - Billet Torino housing ends
    - 9" Custom Alloy Axle Shafts
    - 31-spline axles
    - Torino Flange/ Press on Bearings
    - Axle flange OD 5.90" or less
    - Axle shaft pilot OD 2.778" or less
    - 1/2"-20 x 3.00" Studs. Press-in
    - GM 5 on 4 3/4" bolt circle
    - 1/2" pinion offset
    - Access hole to axle flange
    - Total axle width 56.250" axle flange to axle flange
    - Narrow axle, weld on billet Torino housing ends w/vent
    - Total axle width: 56.250" axle flange to axle flange
    - Fill and drain plugs (installed)- 9" only
    - Brake line tab for rear axle
    - Axle Vent (installed)
    - Rear Axle Seal (Pair)
    - Moser 9" Complete 3rd Member
    - N-case
    - Daytona aluminum pinion support
    - 1350 yoke w/U-bolts
    - Truetrac differential 31 spline
     
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  10. old zeder

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    That 540 will put a strain on the roof and other parts of the car with some frame twist something to think about, also the tall covers in your pic will give you clearance problems on the large brake booster & on the A/C suitcase I used the low covers with a 3/4 " spacer under them to clear roller rockers & posi nuts, to clear the booster and the modified suitcase as i don't have A/C

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