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Old 08-04-2003, 09:34 AM
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rear axle

I'm looking for a limited slip rear axle, as new and low mileage as possible. hopefully on the west coast, thanks ('67 spider compatible)
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:03 PM
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I have one out of a 74 spider. It looks to be in good shape. It was taken from a running car. Im in the sacramento area.
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Old 08-22-2003, 10:53 AM
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Thanks, I'm looking for a fairly new one with limited slip and low miles. my parents live in Sacto so I wish yours had been newer.
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:47 AM
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Hey Wesley:

Something to keep in mind. Older differentials like that on my 78 and possibly the 74 are limited slip 456 rear ends. They have better acceleration than the latter models which were more geared for fuel economy. My 92 has a limited slip 411 rear end.

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1978 AR Spider Veloce 2000....the first and still here...Bianco
1984 AR Spider Veloce............the second & gone to the parts bin....Rosso
1992 AR Spider Veloce............the third and still here...Bianco
1991 AR 164L........................the fourth and traded on the SS....Rosso
1965 AR Sprint Speciale..........the fifth...in boxes....sold....Bianco
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:44 PM
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Transmission

I'm planning on a V6 conversion and thanks for your reply. I'm aware of the ration difference and it's still unclear to me which ratio is best to have. However with the way Nick Muto's car smokes the rear wheels, if he kept the 4.56 in his 70's Spider, my thinking is there would be benefit to a 4.11.
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:24 PM
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Hey Wesley:

I agree. A V6 conversion and the 411 rear end would make a better combination than the 456. You would be turning too many rpms too quick w/ the 456. Be sure to post some pics of this monster after you get the conversion done. Should be a blast to drive!

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1978 AR Spider Veloce 2000....the first and still here...Bianco
1984 AR Spider Veloce............the second & gone to the parts bin....Rosso
1992 AR Spider Veloce............the third and still here...Bianco
1991 AR 164L........................the fourth and traded on the SS....Rosso
1965 AR Sprint Speciale..........the fifth...in boxes....sold....Bianco
1978 AR Spider Veloce 2000....the sixth gone to be a parts car...slow black
1993 AR Spider Veloce...........the seventh, freshening up to be sold....Verde Inglese
1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi.............the first, fresh restore....Azzurro
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Old 08-23-2003, 05:24 AM
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You might want to get a rear from a 91 to 94 Automatic spider. The ratio is 3.90.

Here is an interesting article

http://www.imw-alfa.com/73-GT-V6.html
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