Over the past seven years or so, there’s been a growing trend on YouTube to do a personal show-and-tell expose on one’s newly0-delivered packaged possessions. Known as “unboxing,” items can range from cameras to perfume to airsoft guns, with the formula involving individuals who simply unbox their item and then proceed to make the audience jealous by listing all of its features.
Today’s offering is no different, as this video provides us a view of a Moser 12-bolt Muscle Pak. Its new owner, a certain Chris McKitterick, had no sooner gotten the rear-end axle dropped onto his driveway than he grabbed his camera and crowbar.
Chris bought the piece to be used on his 1968 Chevelle “tribute SS” 396 back in December, having owned the car since February. The vision he has for the car is ambitious to say the least: “I want it to hook up at the drag strip but also compete in autocross without embarrassing itself. Heck, I want it to kick modern sports-car butt! And I want to be able to use it as a daily driver. Sound impossible? We’ll see!”
As we see from the video, Chris was all too excited about his Moser piece, which he upgraded with the optional black-calipered Wilwood Dynalite rear parking brake kit that features internal drum brakes. The 1350 series pinion yoke gives the axle its supreme power, more than Chris thinks he’ll ever put into the car–which, for the record, does 450 hp with its suped-up, ported-and-polished 396.
Other features include the Detroit Truetrac helical-gear posi differential, which makes use of gears instead of clutch plates for long-term durability while delivering power quickly and efficiently to the wheels. The 3.55:1 gears exceed the stock 3.23:1, and will afford Chris the desired acceleration and performance once he gets to the nearest raceway.
Chris teases his audience with the Tremec 6-speed transmission nearby, as yet unopened. He mentions that it should mesh well with the Moser piece, and in 6th gear at 80 mph, be running at a low 1800-1900 rpm. Hell yes.
Nearing the end, he dips below the Chevelle to get a look at the old rear-end, clearly past its prime yet refusing to give way with the right-side rear lower control arm bolt. That chapter is discussed in detail on Chris’ website here.
Chris has the nerve and the know-how to get his Chevelle up to snuff. And with the right drivetrain, with Moser technology at his hands, he’s got a real contender wherever he goes. Be sure to check out Moser Engineering to see the latest updates in technology and parts, and view Chris’ website and YouTube channel to stay informed on its track record.