Are 12 bolts disappearing?

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by scubasteve455, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    12 bolts getting harder to find ? Or is there plenty of surplus?
  2. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Both because of hoarders.
  3. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Yes Steve its getting harder and harder to find a clean 12 bolt housing. Even tougher to find the first gen Camaro 12 bolt Housing, not to mention the cost.
  4. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Are you looking for a 12 bolt Camaro housing?

    I knew a guy with a 30' x 40' barn full of 12 bolt rears, the pile was about 8 ft high! Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago but his relatives may still be selling the inventory? The guys name was Al Maynard or Manner IIRC, I still may have his card with his number on it? I can look into the situation if you want?

    I bought the 12 bolt that's in my '64 from him.
  5. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Please PM me the contact info I found mine but my Buddy is still looking for one . Tony
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    $1100 from Moser and better than original 12bolts in many ways
    1.bolt on axles
    2.9in axle bearings
    3.stronger and thicker center section
    4.larger bearing caps
    5.1/4in thick tubes
    6.raised upper ears for better geometry
    7. Stronger upper ears
    8.welded tubes

    I've got one more 12bolt housing stashed away and have 12bolts under all our cars simply because I like the cover better and when you think GM muscle car you think 12bolt ha. For what alot of guys ask for housings you are better off buying a new one IMO
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  7. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    Not so much hard to find...JUST hard to find in GOOD condition and at a reasonable price... a probably stated in an earlier posi.

    We make stock replacement Moser rears for camaros with the c-clip end so guys can kind of restore the car back to what it was...the leaf spring ones we build can very closely pass for stock ... the A-body will use different lower control arm brackets and upper mounting point in the casting... BUT all in all you know your starting with a good straight soild rear that will hold to well into the 1000HP range with the bolt in axles. and 600-700 with good after market c-clip axles.

    pictured is a c-clip axle moser and a bolt in axle moser.

    J D RAce

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  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I have a 1968 Skylark Canadian build, with a 12 bolt 2.56 open.

    It is very clean and I am pulling it to put in an 8.5 Posi. (From Jim/"monzaz")

    I will be selling it, but I want to pull it, inspect the housing and pull the cover and get a good look and pictures from inside.

    It will be complete with backing plates.

    I will swap over all the brake components.

    Once I get it done I will list it in the "For Sale" area. I would rather it go to a Buick owner and keep it in the family...

    This is not a solicitation, nor defacto ad outside of the classifieds.

    (if this is a non-no, please let me know and I'll delete it)
  9. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I have two nice 12-bolt Chevy cores right now,but a lot of the Chevy guys are catching on,asking for a 71-72 8.5” 10-bolt.
  10. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I was gonna say are we waiting for the old school guys to die. But I did not want to open up a can of worms. The hoarders
  11. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    lol...They have been dying ... problem uis all the parts get JUNKED when they die there is no family to take a do the right thing with the parts...THEY just look at the stuff and scrap it. OH NO! I have seen this many times and if you are at the right scrap yard at the righ t time you can make a KILLING...BUT that happen very few and inbetween. :( Jim
  12. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    Have to remember how old all these parts are and that the Millenial Gen will not get dirty so do not expect them to part anything Just not alot of peopel parting out stuff anymore and going to swap meets to get a few bucks...They are all eBay learned... and the newer gens are all turbo LS / mod motor kids... in 1999 and newer cars. WRX Lancers etc.
  13. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I was in Lodi last weekend and picked up a spotless one. I wasn’t looking to get one,but this one is exceptional,and the price was good to make it worthwhile.
    I normally just get a new Moser housing and axles,and go from there.
  14. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Whoa whoa whoa, I'll need to look for the info first, its been a while. Give me a couple of days and I'll see if the family members are selling the stuff or if they scrapped it all. Or if someone bought all of it and is up for sale?

    Al had to barns full of cool stuff and a few VERY nice cars! I think he had an RS SS 1st gen Camaro(can't remember the years of the cars but they were all 1st gen big block cars) I think there was a Yenko and a SS big block. I wonder where his car collection went after he died?

    He did just get remarried a couple years before he died, maybe his new bride learned the business before his demise? Anyway I'll look into it this week.
  15. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    I have stopped looking...
    If they do not bring it to me I do not bother. :(
    I got the girls to enjoy before they are off to college.... Want to get my DAD time in before it is too late. Jim

    13 year old is now racing with my 17 year old...Going to be a crazy FIRE vs ICE

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  16. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Jim , Glad to hear, you have them scheduled with Dad time . I have 3 girls , I enjoyed the time I had with them. It goes real quick! Once they go Boy crazy and decide you don't know anything it gets tough. They come back around after they get a little older. Enjoy the ride!

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