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Old 01-03-2014, 01:17 PM
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Disc brake or drum? If it's a drum brake then unhook the cable from the arm on the shoe and slip a small hose clamp over the cable. Then tighten the clamp around the fingers that hold it in the backing plate. This should allow you to get the fingers started through the hole to remove the cable.

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Disc brake or drum? If it's a drum brake then unhook the cable from the arm on the shoe and slip a small hose clamp over the cable. Then tighten the clamp around the fingers that hold it in the backing plate. This should allow you to get the fingers started through the hole to remove the cable.
I have drum brakes, I thought maybe a tie wrap would work.
I´ve got some small hose clamps.......somewhere.

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Nice day, so I got ´er out...



Gotta do some scrubbin´under here....



There´s a nice tubular torque arm in my cart at Summit.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:20 AM
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Looks pretty clean under there. Looks like a good solid car.
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Looks pretty clean under there. Looks like a good solid car.
California car.
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Considering it was about 0* out for a week and I had snow up to my knees, if you need help, just send a ticket Brother LOL

Its good to see someone tak the time to ask questions and do things the correct way. Kudos to you for sticking with this. You couldn't ask for a better teacher than Freddie. I know, I've taken classes and learned more from him, on here; than I did in class LOL
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:20 AM
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I´ve cleaned the axle and in the process of painting it.
If it is´nt clean outside it won´t be clean inside.

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Looks nice. How you going to put it together without scratching it? That's always been my problem. People would bring me a restored housing with all of the paint done and then expect me to assemble it without scratching the paint.
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Good Job Man

Malc, Thats alot of work to do this job off of jackstands on your back. At my age, I'd have to bring it to my friends shop and get it on the rack. I've never done one, been following this to talk myself into doing a ring and pinion swap on my stuff. Good job man.
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Looks nice. How you going to put it together without scratching it? That's always been my problem. People would bring me a restored housing with all of the paint done and then expect me to assemble it without scratching the paint.
That´s always the big problem, guess I´ll be extra careful and touch up where necessary.

The flare nuts on the brake line where totally rounded off so a new one is on it´s way too from Summit.
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Gotta problem, I have to torque my ring gear bolts to 90ftlbs and I now find out I need a left handed torque wrench.
I thought mine would work left and right.

Here´s a pic of my pinion depth checking tool in place.
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Pinion has a depth number on it, but I have´nt a clue how to read it.
I´m supposed to use this number to get my pinion shim thickness.



A quick throw it together to see how it goes.
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"Pinion has a depth number on it, but I have´nt a clue how to read it."

My measurement was 0.529, to be subtracted from 2.842 on the pinion tool.
That gets me 2.313, which is useless when I see what is marked up on the pinion by the manufacturer.
I was expecting a measurement not what appears to be a part number 13B042.
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Not all manufacturers mark the pinion depth on the gear. This is another reason that I never use a pinion depth tool. Just start with the shim that was on the original pinion and do a pattern check. Make adjustments by what the pattern tells you.

Ring gear bolts torque to 70 foot pounds, not 90.
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Not all manufacturers mark the pinion depth on the gear. This is another reason that I never use a pinion depth tool. Just start with the shim that was on the original pinion and do a pattern check. Make adjustments by what the pattern tells you.

Ring gear bolts torque to 70 foot pounds, not 90.
I´ve seen 65 too but I took 90 from my Chilton manual.
You need gorilla arms to pull 90....
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Chilton is wrong, it's 70. 65 will work too. Just be sure to use the red Locktite on the bolts.

Waite until you start compressing the crush spacer. It takes around 300 foot pounds for that.
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