Now that the off season is here, I have started the Southwick project I've
been putting off. I'm one of those guys that likes to learn how to DIY these
things, so naturally I'm looking for tips and advice from those that have done
this before. Setting the pinion depth looks like a bear, and I have it in my
mind to thin down the old race to use as an easier to remove setting tool. I
busted all the old shims knocking out the races, and I'm starting from scratch
with a new ring and pinion anyway, so I'm thinking this will work and save
time. Is this a good idea? Has anyone done it this way, or are there better
methods? Any other tricks of the trade?
BTW, my Southwick TR4 conversion was purchased using an "extra" core thanks
to Joe A. and Jack D., and I now have a TR3A core for someone else to use for
the asking. If no one wants it, we'll find a way for it to hitch-hike north
from TX to IL.