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Re: Brutus gets a different rear



I hear ya MO.  Remember the days when it was a two night deal after work to replace an engine in a B body Mope.... now it's a month long project to do most anything... but I trust my work more than the guys down town.....  and that aint sayin much...  Hope the new rear works good.

Doug
63 Sport Fury ragtop


On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:26 AM, Cornpatch......MO <stevemick46@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Since I broke the pinion yoke, I been getting some occasional clunks and weird stuff going on in the rear gears. Last Sunday , it got much worse when we were out on a cruise caravan ( at least 20 cars)  We cut short  the route and drove about 60 miles on pins and needles. We did make it into the garage.  This week, I pulled the 3:55 sure grip. Ring and pinion was fine, but the spider gears in the sure grip , had sheared some teeth. I wanted to make it to Friday's mega cruise in at Plattsmouth  Ne.  I have another complete 3:23  sure grip  that I have never used , but looked OK. I had to order a pinion yoke seal, and the axle gaskets, housing to diff. gasket and gear oil and sure grip additive.  I just buttoned it up in time for Supper  tonight. I sure hope this rain stops , so I can see how the new gears work.  I was hesitant to tackle this job , crawling around on the floor with my knee replacement.  But I was motivated by local mechanics chargeing  $80+ per hour --and some are just flat out not worth that much.  I am soooo slow, but my labor rate is little to nothing....And now I hear they are post -poneing Plattsmouth till next week. ..Only 3 weeks till November...dread cold weather more each year..........................MO

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