Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!

Classic Performance Products Classic Industries
American Auto Wire
Danchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomNu-Relics Power Windows

Username Post: Need Help Identifying rear end        (Topic#344845)
"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 147
Loc: Salinas Ca
Reg: 01-29-14
05-21-17 08:24 AM - Post#2692088    

Hello folks I need help identifying a rear end I got free from a guy I made a trade with. He says that it came from a Chevelle but wasn't sure. The numbers/Letters I've found on it are as follows:
D 137
ME G71162
N 1249518 B

I've searched the interweb for a few days now and have found zilch. I dunno maybe my computer skills suck but I figure I'd ask here. Any and all help would be great.

Thanks a million

By the way it has disc brakes on it.

Common Sense Ain't common..Will Rogers


"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 1090
Age: 77
Loc: Littleton, New Hampshire,...
Reg: 03-31-02
05-22-17 04:41 AM - Post#2692225    
    In response to Mr49Fleetline

A picture might help. I've used a couple of Chevelle rear ends over the years. I think if it has disc brakes, someone added them with a kit. I don't remember any Chevelle rear end coming with discs. Does it have coil spring or leaf spring brackets?


1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit

"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 1090
Age: 77
Loc: Littleton, New Hampshire,...
Reg: 03-31-02
05-23-17 05:04 AM - Post#2692425    
    In response to Mr49Fleetline

Here's something that might help...

Attachment: 1495541036-GM_Rear_End_ID.jpg (190.45 KB) 150 View(s)

Attachment: GM_Rear_End_ID.jpg (195.24 KB) 158 View(s)

Dedicated Member
Posts: 5451
Loc: Lake Superior-Michigan US...
Reg: 03-30-00
05-24-17 05:10 AM - Post#2692601    
    In response to Mr49Fleetline

  • Quote:
He says that it came from a Chevelle but wasn't sure.

This is what they usually say when the know exactly where it came from but don't want to admit it.

Did a cursory scan of the interchange and this is what I found of the possible applications of ME. But with disc brakes it appears modified so what's inside may not be original anymore. Sounds like its worth what you paid for it.

2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L / 8-sp Z95
2017 John Deere X738 Snow Blower
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS
2016 Polaris RZR 900 EPS

Posts: 27999
Loc: San Francisco, CA
Reg: 11-26-02
05-25-17 10:27 PM - Post#2692958    
    In response to Mr49Fleetline

The one thing you DON'T have to guess about is the gear ratio, because you can count that directly without doing any disassembly.

Lift one end of the axle off the ground. Make matching marks on the pinion yoke and casting. Turn the drum (or the shaft flange if no drum) exactly TWO revolutions. Count (or have a helper count) how many revolutions the pinion makes and estimate any fractional revolution as closely as you can. That number is the axle ratio.

If you can't turn one drum without the other drum turning also, you probably have posi. In that case, lift both drums off the ground and turn either of them only ONE revolution. Count the yoke revolutions the same as above.

Any questions?


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.012 seconds.   Total Queries: 11   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 10:17 AM