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I have a November 67 build car. An "early" 68, the most peculiar of all C3's. Many people are aware of the differences between these cars and later however, I have never seen my newest problem identified.

I replaced my rear with a 76 diff. I used the nose bracket (mounts the front of the differential to the frame) and had to change to a drive shaft with 1330 U-joints. Bolted everything in, no problems.

I checked the pinion angle after mounting and it is at 0 degrees to horizontal. It should be at 3 degrees, nose up! I also noticed my pinion yoke is very close to the nose bracket. Looks farther away in this picture but believe me, it's too close:



So after giving up on trying to find the problem, I decided I would get a new nose bracket and modify it to correct this "problem". I looked in Paragons catalog and, guess what? A 68 uses a C2 nose bracket and 69-up use a different one:surprised. In the almost 4 years that I have had this car and all of the times I have seen 68 differences discussed, I have NEVER seen this issue mentioned.

So if your having problems setting your pinion angle, you might want to look at the parts you have.:thud:

Anyone have a nose bracket for a later C3?
 

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mine doesn't even have that bracket :laughing: :rolling:
 

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I have a November 67 build car. An "early" 68, the most peculiar of all C3's. Many people are aware of the differences between these cars and later however, I have never seen my newest problem identified.

I replaced my rear with a 76 diff. I used the nose bracket (mounts the front of the differential to the frame) and had to change to a drive shaft with 1330 U-joints. Bolted everything in, no problems.

I checked the pinion angle after mounting and it is at 0 degrees to horizontal. It should be at 3 degrees, nose up! I also noticed my pinion yoke is very close to the nose bracket. Looks farther away in this picture but believe me, it's too close:



So after giving up on trying to find the problem, I decided I would get a new nose bracket and modify it to correct this "problem". I looked in Paragons catalog and, guess what? A 68 uses a C2 nose bracket and 69-up use a different one:surprised. In the almost 4 years that I have had this car and all of the times I have seen 68 differences discussed, I have NEVER seen this issue mentioned.

So if your having problems setting your pinion angle, you might want to look at the parts you have.:thud:

Anyone have a nose bracket for a later C3?
Sometimes you have to feel like an archaeologist. :laughing:
 

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Good luck finding the right part. It makes me more glad that a deal I had for a mid 68 fell through.
 

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I have a November 67 build car. An "early" 68, the most peculiar of all C3's. Many people are aware of the differences between these cars and later however, I have never seen my newest problem identified.

I replaced my rear with a 76 diff. I used the nose bracket (mounts the front of the differential to the frame) and had to change to a drive shaft with 1330 U-joints. Bolted everything in, no problems.

I checked the pinion angle after mounting and it is at 0 degrees to horizontal. It should be at 3 degrees, nose up! I also noticed my pinion yoke is very close to the nose bracket. Looks farther away in this picture but believe me, it's too close:



So after giving up on trying to find the problem, I decided I would get a new nose bracket and modify it to correct this "problem". I looked in Paragons catalog and, guess what? A 68 uses a C2 nose bracket and 69-up use a different one:surprised. In the almost 4 years that I have had this car and all of the times I have seen 68 differences discussed, I have NEVER seen this issue mentioned.

So if your having problems setting your pinion angle, you might want to look at the parts you have.:thud:

Anyone have a nose bracket for a later C3?
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I've owned my '68 long enough to learn to check the AIM and original part numbers on just about everything before doing anything. Experience teaches.

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I've owned my '68 long enough to learn to check the AIM and original part numbers on just about everything before doing anything. Experience teaches.

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I do the same however in this case, it would not have occurred to me that the 68 was different than the 69-up. I don't think there is any number stamped on them either.
 
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