Picked up a 12 bolt today
Was getting a haircut today and noticed on my phone that a Moser 12 bolt rear, for 67-69 F body was for sale locally on a social media link. The Ad said it was a Moser rear with c clip eliminator axles, a spool and 4.10 gears. I called the guy and the rear came out of his 68 Camaro he bought recently. He decided to go with wider tires and a narrowed new 9”, and the reason for selling the 12 bolt. That was the back story.
So I drive 45 minutes to where the seller is, to take a look. Upon first inspection, I couldn’t see any c clip eliminator ends on the housing, even pulled a caliper and rotor to see better, if anything it looked like a stock c clip outer axle ends. So thinking that the rear has c clips, I imagined there’s probably no way it could have a closed off spool? I asked asked seller if driving on the street with the spool rear was brutal during turning, but he seemed puzzled by question? Investigating further, I popped the diff cover off and low and behold, it had a regular posi-traction case and factory style c clips. The housing is very nice, looked similar to GM oem except the center casting looked a little beefier and the inner axle tubes are fully welded to the center housing/casting. The 3rd member cap bolts heads were Allen style. Also came with SSBC calipers and rotors. No emergency brake cables. 3rd member diff had purple pre load springs, could be a Yukon, idk? The 4.10 gears were Yukon brand. Hopefully not horrible Chinese junk? The rear Measures around 54” backing plate flange to flange. As you can see In pic of caliper, some genius used some hex nuts to space the caliper?
Not sure why they advertised this as c clip elimanator axles? Anyway, they were firm on price and the seller wasn’t really a car guy because when I popped the diff cover to expose the Posi, he didn’t seem to know what he was looking at. I was honest with him and told him that it wasn’t a spool but a Posi diff with c clip factory axles. $1500 was the price and included a lightly worn set of 3.08 gears and 4 leaf spring u bolts. Hopefully not too bad of a deal? In my neck of the woods, you rarely see oem 12 bolts for sale, let alone aftermarket ones.
Anyone heard of a moser rear coming with c clip factory axles?
I picked this up as I might be looking for a 67-68 F body or 68-72 Nova project. Nice to have a newer 12 bolt in my parts bin!
Headed off to work for two weeks, I’ll try to get some better pics.
64 El Camino Pro street, 496, T-400, 9" 3.73
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