I was doing some research on old 55 chevy hotrods and I was wondering what made Olds rear ends so popular in them? I know the chevys from "Two Lane Blacktop" and "American Graffiti" had them, but what made them so popular?

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Asked by Oct 10, 2013 at 01:27 AM about the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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I believe it was due to the housing or center section of the differential was beefier and stronger than other rearends to handle more HP and torque.

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Had lower gearing for drag racing-

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