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8.2s were used until late 72. They are not common or easy to find. The 8.5s have small squared off castings at the bottom on either side of the cover. Try a search on 8.5 for more info.

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The 8.2 usually has a large upside down V on the cover. It has a 1 1/8 inch pinion nut, 3/8 ring gear bolts with 9/16 heads and right hand threads. The 8.5 has a smooth cover with a 1 1/4 pinion nut, 7/16 ring gear bolts with 3/4 heads and left hand threads.

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