1962 Buick 9 3/8 rear ends

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by Bryon, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Are these 1962 Buick. 9 3/8 rear ends worth much? Complete rear ends, non posi open carriers with unknown ratios. Finned brake drums. But I can check ratios.
     
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  3. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Thanks Larry, I had scanned that over quickly earlier.

    These have the the old "drop out" carriers like the old 9 inch units. Not the same as the newer ones?
     
  4. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    I think they interchange 1956 to 1962.
     
  5. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Don't really know that much about the 9 3/8" rears, so I linked you over to that thread. Try sending a PM to Tom Telesco (telriv) He may be able to help.
     
  6. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Ok hopefully he will see it or someone else will know.

    Would hate to see these go to iron if they are worth something. Would probably save the center sections and drums.
     
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    You don't have to hope,

    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?members/telriv.6035/

    Just Private Message him. Click on "Start a Conversation", then fill out the form.

    Or, you can call him, Day Phone 203-324-6045 ET
     
  8. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    As mentioned '56-'62. All have 31 spline axles. Can be swapped to '56-'60 torque tubes to convert to open drive. Save drop-out, axles & drums. Usually rest can go unless someone wants to swap whole rear. Then save ALL control arms, springs & ALL mounting brackets to frame & ALL e-brake cabling if someone wants to do a '56-'60 properly. If came out of LeSabre more than likely a 3.23. Otherwise 3.07 or 2.93. If it was posi worth BIG$$$$$, but unfortunately not.
    I've have one from a '61 LeSabre for yrs. NO ONE WANTS TO PAY. Guess they don't need it bad enough. Unfortunately when they do something ELSE they end up paying more $$$$ & don't get something designed for their set-up with the results of poor handling & braking.
    Some just need to learn the HARD WAY!!!
     
  9. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Ok so what roughly would open carriers be worth? Axles? Drums? Just roughly...
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
  10. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    These sure are not growing on trees. Just finding a car these days is very tough in ANY YARD... Anyone with a car these can be used on should try to make a deal... THERE ARE NO AFTER market parts for any of these BuicK rears all the way up to 1965... even the carrier bearings are obsolete. GRAB what you can and oil it up shrink wrap it in plastic and shelf it...If you drive your car sooner or later your going to need that part.

    Jim
    J D
     
  11. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Doesn’t seem like a lot of interest. Not sure what I will end up doing.
     
  12. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    What can you do... You have a life. You can not save everyone. They will be CRYing later... Not your fault, you tried. Jim
     
  13. Jim Varano

    Jim Varano Member

    Thought they were 33 splines?
     
  14. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    That is what I heard too... 63 64 65 30 spline and the 57-62 were 33 spline 1966-1970 30 spline.

    Jim
    J D Race
     
  15. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    I have full experience with 63-65 and 66-70 for sure. Physically seen and counted.
    The early stuff before 63 is all books for me and no first hand physical experience in the BUICK rear.
    Pontiac Olds I can go all the way back to the 53 54 55 56 era.
     
  16. Leland

    Leland Member

    I have a rear end from a 63 4dr Special (stamped A255)and today picked up one from a 62 2dr Skylark (stamped XC008). I'm curious to find out what I have once I did deeper.
     
  17. Jaquan

    Jaquan Member

    I have a 61 lesabre 4 door sedan what is the specs on my rear gears and posi?
     
  18. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    IF it is the standard rear gear more than likely will be a 3.23 ratio.
    As far as posi goes the easiest way is to jack up the car with both wheels off the ground & the car in park. IF you try & turn the wheel on one side the other will turn in the opposite direction. IF it doesn't move or is HARD to move it may be a posi that is worn out.
    Another way to tell is by the fill plug. IF it has a tag hanging from it & takes a 3/4" open end wrench to remove the plus more than likely it's a posi. IF the fill plug has a 3/8ths. inch square that you would use a 3/8ths. drive extension to remove it's likely NOT a posi.

    Tom T.
     
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  19. Jaquan

    Jaquan Member

    Ok Thanks
     

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