Thanks. It would be a lot easier if the car was up on a lift. Doing this off the floor sucks.Damn PJ, wish I knew more about rear gears as well, next summer I might find myself in your shoes going to a Posi unit on my 425. Good luck and I hope she tears some asphalt for you
Thanks Andy! I will do that. I have ordered a beam type inch pounds torque wrench. I had to cool down a bit after wrestling with this rear end.I've seen spider gears with pitting and chewed up like your pics show...they didn't last long sorry to say. I'd try to find a set of clean ones if you can...junkyard even would be better than those. Those will continue to degrade and put metal in your oil, killing the bearings and ring/pinion at some point from the trash
Im going wait and make sure this is done the best I can. The 9" is looking better and better.
I will check that out. ThanksIf you go the 9" route, go through Speedway Motors and get the full floater setup. It makes pulling the pumpkin a 5-10 minute job. You can have several pumpkins set up ready to go with different gear ratios depending on what you want to do.