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Re: Diff Woes

To: "Jack W. Drews" <>
Subject: Re: Diff Woes
From: Jerry Barr <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 13:36:17 -0600
I use a giant "C" clamp that has a shielded screw. I clamp the "C" 
clamp in the vice then squeeze it with the clamp. This is one big clamp 
and has enough power to spread the differential.

Jerry Barr
On Nov 28, 2004, at 11:33 AM, Jack W. Drews wrote:

> The local shop that does my diff work has a spreader that works on TR 
> diffs. It must be fairly universal since they don't work on any other 
> foreign cars.
> At 11:22 AM 11/28/2004, greg wrote:
>> Bill,
>>      Find someone who does Volvo or early Jeep work. The case 
>> spreaders for those rear ends - Dana 30? - are useable for the TR.
>> Greg
>> Bill Babcock wrote:
>>> I'm trying to pull my differential from the housing. In the past 
>>> I've been
>>> able to do this without the factory spreader--it just takes some 
>>> wiggling
>>> and patience. But this time it won't come out. I suspect that when 
>>> Mr.
>>> Yarwood stuck my new LSD in he shimmed it tighter than I usually do. 
>>> I made
>>> a homemade spreader and tried that, but no go. All I can get it to 
>>> do is
>>> shift a tiny bit, and that after I looped a cable behind the diff 
>>> and set up
>>> a lever contraption to put a mighty tug on it. Any ideas?
> uncle jack

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