1. Kelgar50

    Kelgar50 New Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Hello, I finally got all the parts to put my 3rd member back together. I went with a Yukon Gears 3.23 ring and pinion to keep the same ratio, a Richmond gears install kit from Summit and a Auburn Pro Series limited slip.
    I have the ring gear installed on the carrier new races in the case. I bought another pinion bearing and honed it out to slide on and off the pinion to make it easier to shim and setup.
    Here lies the problem.
    I put a shim under the big bearing then 2 shims under the small bearing and install and the pinion is so tight I can hardly turn it. No matter if I add shims are take away shims.
    I'm I missing something here. Did I put the small bearing shims in the right spot?
    I pulled the 3rd member apart a couple months ago. Maybe I forgot something.
    Thanks
     
  2. yellowkeeble

    yellowkeeble Member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Location:
    Lansing, Illionis
  3. Kelgar50

    Kelgar50 New Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Figured it out, I didn't think I needed to put in as many shims as I did but it is good now.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. moper

    moper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    183
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Eastern CT, 2 stoplight town, Columbia, CT
    One of the keys to a successful chuck rebuild is the combination of good visual pattern, with rotating torque and backlash within spec. So if you are only working with the pinion, you may have to do and re-do that a few times - hence the checking bearing.