Originally Posted by big gear head
If that's an accurate pattern then it looks great. That's almost complete tooth contact. I don't think I have ever seen one with that much contact area before. May just be the grease that you used.
The clutches should be tight enough that you can torque the ring gear bolts and not ever feel anything slip. I've had to take these apart and remove shims because they locked up too much.
I thought I'd read somewhere that 45# breakaway was the factory setting. So you think I should add more shims?
What's a good trick for installing the ring gear on the case? I've had zero luck with my press (it always wants to go on crooked). I've been using 3 old Buick head studs with spacers to pull it on far enough to get the bolts started, but my shoulder really doesn't like all that pulling. You think Advance or Autozone would have the pattern compound?