Thanks, I know a lot of the guys know how to do a lot of this stuff, but figured it may help those who might have questions. Also, a lot of the stuff I do is the way we did things 40+ years ago when we didn't have the aftermarket parts availability that we do today. Some of you may not agree with the way I do things, but hey, it works for me. :ford
Sox, Bruins, pats, basketball seems soooooo slow to me. The game should be 15 minutes long, because the last 15 is the best part od the game. Dad still watches the Celtics, big fan, back to the days of Johnny Most & Red Auerbach.
So I had pressed the old pinion bering off the 4:11 pinion to re-use and measure the shim. However, I wrecked the shim so I ordered a new Dana 44 pinion shim set. I painted the old bearing red so I could keep it for mock up. I reamed it out just enough so I could slide it on and off the pinion for set up.
Yes, all adjustments are made by shimming. Removing shims increases pinion bearing preload, while adding shims decreases preload. The same goes for how gears mesh: by changing how close the pinion gear is to the ring gear center line, this is done by removing shims from one side and adding them to the other side of the carrier. Basically by, removing the bearings and shims from both sides and keeping them separate; if you took one shim from the right side and added it to the lefts side and reassembled, you actually moved the ring gear to the right. If you needed to move it left, you would do the opposite. The backlash is done with a dial indicator.
I can snap some picks with some of the basic procedures even though its together to show you some of the basics if it helps when I go to my shop Friday; obviously, because its back together, I can't show everything, but I'll do my best.
I am obviously extremely late on getting this done but I figured better late than never! I acquired my first ever Bronco about one year ago. I bought it sight unseen based on a craigslist ad from Michigan. The guy I spoke with was very nice, very informative and he was a engineer...
EDIT: There is a huge gap in time between this post and the next. I lost several photos and will likely not put them back. But that is ok, its like a TV show this way, where all the sudden its done ( well they are never done but further )
The truck went from being a cheap $1200...
Here is what I finally could work out!
It was a Wimbledon white car once a day, now it needs a new interior for sure (I will order this with the seller in NC - he is close to NPD).
It has a 400 engine from stock, a c6 trans, seemingly not leaking. I have a small vid of the engine...
I've been slacking hardcore. Ever since I started my new position at work about 1 1/2 years ago I've been wiped out during most of my time off when I'm at home during the day. 12-13 hour graveyard shifts suck bad. Anyway, I made some recent purchases for my Bronco to help motivate me to finish...