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Discussion in 'Transmission & Driveline Topics' started by FlaJunkie, Nov 16, 2019.
Yeah, I was just hoping! <sigh> I am getting way too old to do this floor work!
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm only working on my own car now. After many years of doing gear swaps on my back I finally called it quits. It's a lot easier to tell others how to do it.
What are you doing? Installing new gears or just checking what you have been running?
The idea was to try to reduce the backlash. We spent the time trying to figure out how to get the cross shaft back in. That was fun. Ended up having a thrust washer fall out and we couldn't get it back in. Big gear head gave me a suggestion, but we had already finished. I think the next time the case is opened, i need to change the clutch packs and do a seal overhaul.
Don't drive it without that thrust washer any farther than the shop where you will be fixing it.
I just watched the two Tom's videos about rebuilding the Eaton...Damn! That is complicated.
I also learned that we have WAY too much endplay in the axles...meaning the clutch packs must have 'narrowed' down a bit. I am getting TOO old for this!
Your never too old to work on a hot rod or muscle car. I’m 66 and feel like I’m 20.
I do. Anyway, I've found what appears to be a great place in Ormond Beach to do the work! December 9th, we start.
I was going to say that you could send me the Eaton and I would rebuild it for you, but if you have a local place then that will work better for you.
I appreciate that. Talked to the owner for half and hour...he builds hot rods and has entered a 78 Camaro in the Daytona Road Races. He also mentioned replacing my exhaust with a more modern design. We will see next month.