RE: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle
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RE: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle

Goes at least to 4;56; maybe 5 something .Mine is 4:30 (not a common one) ;
there are two ranges however requiring spacers or something like that.


From: RICK AND DEBBIE CLAPHAM [mailto:rixpac@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:48 PM
To: 'Anna F Noia'; 'Jean-Yves Chouinard'; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
charlies@xxxxxxxxxxxx; John Grady
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle


Isn't the lowest numeric gear ratio for the Dana 60, 3.54?



From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of
'John Grady' jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:14 PM
To: 'Anna F Noia'; 'Jean-Yves Chouinard'; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle 



FYI< I had a 74 Imp brand new--- that parking brake setup is a real dog,
ineffective and hard to fix, plus I think the rotors are unobtainable at any
$ now? Good discussion though ; as I think it was a Dana 60 right? I am
putting a dana 60 from Moser with I believe it is GM discs (? S-10 pickup?)
with proven external caliper GM park brakes ; the Imperial design had all
the problems of drums and discs at one wheel. I vaguely remeber some
dragging problems. I LOVED my 70 Imperial 440 black coupe , but the 74, meh.
Only kept a year. Got a 75 T bird 460, silver edition , red leather moon
roof all that instead. Although a 100% mopar guy those big birds and the
Lincoln (same car ) were very good cars. 


On the Moser you can order it any ratio and any width..I ?d go one inch less
than stock 300 ,overall width maybe 1.5? to allow wider rims without
requiring crazy backspacing. The cragar steel wheels fit well, even 8? rims
.  Moser sells their light duty discs all installed, ..I chose light duty
due to really big front discs hoping this overall idea works . I am still
hoping this works out , as I hear there are problems with pedal stroke with
4 wheel discs , more fluid needed than stock  Mopar master likes to give?but
just fronts work ok for many of us. ?   One could go Moser rear drums, I am
not sure if ford truck or something. If I did again would probably do that.
Also drums were  stock on dana mopar in Hemi, might find that, or duplicate
, or 8 ¾ But with one order,  it all fits you tell them pad spacing for
springs. You get HD axles too. With what you end up spending on time,
adapting and refurbishing junk yard stuff,  I think you are many $ ahead??


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Anna F Noia sa-noia@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:34 PM
To: Jean-Yves Chouinard; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; charlies@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle


I would suggest using the disc brake rear end from a 74 Imperial, if you can
find one. They bolt in.  Just so your aware the disc brake calipers on the
Imperial, one faces forward the other to the rear, interesting isn't it?? I
did that swop on my 66 Sport Fury convertible, and will do it again on my 57
300C, if I can find one again. Good Luck.

Best Regards,
Stephen A. Noia
1-408-210-4736 cell


On Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:35 PM, "Jean-Yves Chouinard
jymopar@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



The rear end from a 70 Challenger fits right in. I did that swap on a 62
Newport I had a few years ago.

If I remember right, the leaf spring perches were just 1/8 inch off compared
to the 62, not enough to bother with moving them...





From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of
charlies@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: November 26, 2016 10:01 PM
To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] 1962 Rear Axle 



Hi Group,

I'm tired of fighting with the tapered rear axle assembly, as well as the
"finiky" brakes in my 62. Does anyone know which Mopar rear axle will swap
in. I'm probably going to install all wheel disc brakes in the near future
as well. Comments appreciated. Thanks, Charlie in Ottawa.



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Posted by: "John Grady" <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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