hey guys im new here just bought a 1986 chevette looking to keep it on the street and putting some money into it to be a little bit of a sleeper car. i have read elsewhere that the stock rear end doesn't hold up when u get 100+ horsepower to it what is a good car to look for in salvage yards to steal the rear end out of without having to do too much modifying? i also noticed that most of u guys do dirt track, do any of you guys have much of your interiors left?
I red somewhere a guy saying that the pinion ring assembly has a lack. He was talking of a bushing that he replaced because of its weakness. It can be the cause of misalignment of the gears under load. Does anyone knows what he was talking about?
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Mar 12, 2008 7:32:51 GMT -5
We always called it a crush sleeve. When you torque down your pinion nut to the proper specs, this sleeve will compress to keep pre-load on the pinion gear. If this wears out, the pinion will float a small amount. Sometimes you can fix a loose condition by retorquing, but if you overtighten it, you will misalign the pinion gear. Seting up a rearend is alot like degreeing in a cam. Some people take the time to do it right and have good results, some people do it wrong and have failure. The problem we had was we could never find new crush sleeves. Look further into ring and pinion setup, backlash, contact patch, do a Google search, im sure you'll find something.