Have not posted much related to the Camaro lately. 2021 is dedicated to the suspension (including 12-bolt). The supplies are starting to trickle in:
engine mounts and misc screws for the misc parts in pic #2 New cross shaft for the 12-bolt rebuild – American Express had a deal with Summit Racing where if you spend $50 you get $10 back. I couldn’t pass up:
Not too much to report. Did some cleaning and scuffing inside the shell and around the patching I did yesterday for the 4-speed trans hump. There were a couple of spots inside the shell I want to go over again with some more epoxy.
I also pulled out the 12-bolt to clean it for the first time since having it blasted and epoxied. Glad I did because I discovered a couple of spots I want to re-do in epoxy before paining it:
Sprayed the inside with brake cleaner
The 12-bolt has been sand blasted & has been Epoxy primered… This was done by someone else (the friend I bought the engine from knows someone who did this for me) – I will paint this Spring once it is warm enough. Tried to find a before picture:
and after – it looks even better in person!
I will need to clean the inside again before rebuilding it.
Started the dis-assembly of the 12-bolt for inspection. First had to get the drum brakes off with a big hammer:
This is my setup for working on the read axle. Got the cover off without breaking any bolts (sprayed with Kroil for a couple days prior). I can still wheel it around the garage with this setup. Will let it drain over night before doing much more. I have a DVD to refer to for the rest of it. I need to inspect the portion that holds the posi in place. If they are in bad shape, I won’t be able to use the axle as they are matched to the rear axle. So I will need to do some inspection before determining if I can use this and before ordering replacement parts. I do know I will be changing the gearing to 3:73 gears.