My wife still wonders why I get a high when going to a junk yard, as a matter a
one day I was having one of those really bad days and was ready to explode, she
sent to the junk yard on Saturday morning. I went and came back a new man. She
recognizes the therapeutic power of junk yards and working in the garage.
Max Power wrote:
> > Max Power,
> > Did you replace the gear set yourself or did you have a shop do it? I have
> > contemplated doing one myself numerous times but get "scared off" by the
> > apparent difficulty in shimming, aligning, etc. If you did it yourself, is
> > it difficult?
> Hi Jon. Sorry, I forgot to post my name at the end of the reply. My kids
> changing my name in the Netscape preferences, hence the Swinging Alligator,
> Seymour Bunz, and Now Max Power. Gotta love 'em!
> Yes I did rebuild it myself. But I have access to the dial indicators and
> to line it up for the correct backlash, etc. Unfortunately, I have not been
> able to drive this rear end yet, so the jury is out on how well my
> was performed! But it is a bit tricky, and can involve assembly and
> a number of times to get the shims correct. If you have any fears of not
> it correctly, it might pay to have a qualified mechanic handle it. Maybe Jim
> could give some more experienced advice as to whether this should be
> by the average shadetree mechanic. I'm surely not above average, so I guess I
> will cross my fingers and hope the rebuild works OK.
> I did pick up a nice driveshaft yesterday at the bone yard, from and 80's
> Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon, along with a tilt column out of a
> Camaro, $35 for the pair. I came home with a big grin. My wife still gets
> amused that the highlight of my day is crawling around on the mud in the
> drizzling rain salvaging truck parts.
> Wally (aka Max Power 'til the kids get busy again)
> Templeton, MA
> 53 3100 rod project
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