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Postby eddie platt » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:58 am

i picked up a slightly used detroit for a good deal online. swapped it in for the spool in my rear end.

i also put a full size ford pitman arm on and got rid of the shorter stock one. the ford arm is about an inch longer so i get more steering throw at the axle now.

now i should be able to navigate a much tighter turn radius :D
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Postby kesterkamp » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:33 pm

did you install the locker yourself
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Postby dbach » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 am

wait untill you go around a corner and hear the locker make a snapping noise ,you will thing its broke ,dont worry its just the locker allowing the wheels to turn at diff speeds its normal

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Postby eddie platt » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:51 am

yes i put it in myself.

i tested it out pretty good. and so far i cant hear any clicking when turning like my old lockrite locker i used to have back when it was in my stock axles. its pretty quiet

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Postby kesterkamp » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:53 am

i need to learn how to do rearends
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Postby Jerry Blair » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:42 pm

kesterkamp wrote:i need to learn how to do rearends



lol, snicker, snicker.

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Postby broncomarc » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:32 pm

yea... I'm not going to go there.



A FORD 9" is the simplest to set up. You can do it on a bench, the toughest thing to set is the pre-load on the pinion, after that it's shims for the pinion depth (on the housing, not on bearings), and spinners for setting the backlash and getting the pattern. That's about all I'll set up. :-)
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Postby eddie platt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:18 pm

yup, thats about it. really easy to do. not like the d44. you have to press on and off the carrier bearing to put new shims on or take old ones off.

we should have a 'tech' saturday at someones garage with a lesson on stuff like this. this was the first time i attempted doing it totally alone. so i wasnt sure about some things, it would be nice to see/watch someone else do it to see how its done.

maybe tech workshops are something we could start doing every other month or so. it could be a way to start doing more things as a club.
just a thought

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Postby broncomarc » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:23 pm

Ok.. the first one is at my house this weekend. We'll be rebuilding 2 broncos and assembling a 69 Mach 1 that is in a thousnd pieces.
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Postby eddie platt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:16 pm

ha ha, maybe we should rename them 'free labor weekends'

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Postby garyjeep » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Talking about the Mach I had lunch with a guy that might be interested in buying it. Are you interested in selling?
I wonder how long it will take Kyle to realize he put his foot in his mouth.
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Postby broncomarc » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:33 pm

Nope... not for sale. I'll start it some day.
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Postby kesterkamp » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:46 am

garyjeep wrote:Talking about the Mach I had lunch with a guy that might be interested in buying it. Are you interested in selling?
I wonder how long it will take Kyle to realize he put his foot in his mouth.


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