Was the rear end narrowed? If not and things spun easy without any resistance then I would run it. Easy to talk ourselves into things that are not there isn't it!
Thanks man. I'm about to put new deals and bearings in it.Was the rear end narrowed? If not and things spun easy without any resistance then I would run it. Easy to talk ourselves into things that are not there isn't it!
Actually it looks a lot better once I put the string on it. I didn't really know how to measure it so I kind of just made it up myself!I’m just not seeing where it looks off in your photo’s.....but
Didn’t circle track “camber the axle tube” for handling?
Dang!Looks like a GN rear end. Pull the axle seals and bearings out of it. Put the bearing caps back on. Stand at one end and sight down the axle tube like looking down a shotgun barrel. Line up all of the holes from the end of the axle tube, through the bearing bores and to the end of the other tube. If all of the holes line up then it's good. If the holes are out of line then you need to have it straightened.
Got the cover and studs on the way.I've got about 600 HP and I'm twisting my 31 spline Moser axles a little. Your 28 spline axles may not handle that amount of power. You probably need to look at a T/A Performance cover and some ARP studs for the bearing caps. If you do the 30 spline axle upgrade you will have to replace the original differential with an after market 30 spline unit and some new bearings and shims.
Thanks Johnson grass. It's almost about time for you to start sprouting!To check for bent tubes and aligning the tubes for welding when replacing I have a 70" SS bar and some bushings I made that index off the cap registers and the both ends of the tubes.
For a bush fix, I'll assemble the whole thing, put on two rims known to be straight, set it jack stands, measure from wheel lip to wheel lip, rotate the housing 90' and remeasure, repeat 3 more times. If the numbers are different, it's got problems.
I can run a magnet. But I'm going with the aluminum cover.Looks fine. Normal shelf rust. Sometimes it can't be helped. Clean it off with a wire brush and run it. Are you using a magnet on the inside of the cover to catch metal in the oil?
And rare earth magnet if you can, like out of the inside of an junk or old computer hard drive. Super strong magnet.Epoxy a magnet to the cover. Put it at the lower edge away from the ring gear.