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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
    not gonna do a "lincoln locker"?
    don't have a lincoln, so nope... maybe someday I'll be high class like you.... but for now, not

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  • fatguyzinc
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    not gonna do a "lincoln locker"?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post

    I think you will like it - I like mine.
    I had one in my 06 GTO, it was fantastic

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    trutrac
    I think you will like it - I like mine.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
    Sooo - are you refreshing the clutches or going to a different style unit like a Truetrac?
    trutrac

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  • cstmwgn
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    Sooo - are you refreshing the clutches or going to a different style unit like a Truetrac?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it's out

    the Bob method worked great.
    wow is that a lot of clutch debris.....

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    I'll try this tomorrow... all the advice I've seen so far is pry with two bars - which is fine for cast iron cases, this isn't a cast iron case
    ive pulled a REALLY stubborn dana 60 without a case spreader by
    looping some 1/2" nylon rope around carrier and using that with engine crane
    to hoist entire rear off ground, then beating on housing with 2.5lb sledge
    (i did put pieces of 2x4 between hammer & housing though...) whilst
    the weight of housing hangs off the rope looped around carrier....

    but i *AM* a 'rockbound redneck' after all, so theres that too.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    Trick I use is to put something in the carrier hole and turn the yoke, so thd hole filler bottoms on the case. Usually gets the carrier out enough to yank it out
    I'll try this tomorrow... all the advice I've seen so far is pry with two bars - which is fine for cast iron cases, this isn't a cast iron case
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; August 31, 2022, 10:33 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post



    corvettes are notorious for "pushing" the front end through corners,
    ESPECIALLY with a big block-- unless you light the rear tires and
    powerslide through the corner.
    Did this on the way to church last week, certainly got me in the mood for spiritual stuff... lordy. My car does not like concrete pads.... I fex wit wider tares...

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Trick I use is to put something in the carrier hole and turn the yoke, so thd hole filler bottoms on the case. Usually gets the carrier out enough to yank it out

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    it does, all I know is that right now the biggest issue is front traction .....


    corvettes are notorious for "pushing" the front end through corners,
    ESPECIALLY with a big block-- unless you light the rear tires and
    powerslide through the corner.

    normally, id say disconnect front swaybar while leaving rear attached.
    that lets front plant harder on corner while leaving rear stiff enough
    to sorta slide....

    however, you gone done and put all them new fangled suspenders
    under yours'un, so i dunno iffen it be the same and sh#t..

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    *and in case any of you are silly enough to follow my instructions, this is, if I count all of the ones I've done in my life... is the first. I did try once before but I couldn't get the gears to give a good pattern. Turns out I did it right but the case was junk.... anyway, there's the warning

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    So I'm tired of relying on people to do ring and pinion swaps for me. Now is an optimal time to learn

    mark the caps

    get caps off

    spend rest of night looking for pry bars... moving is SO much fun....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    I wondered if maybe Optima had some street tire rule that restricted what you can use.
    it does, all I know is that right now the biggest issue is front traction - thus the wider wheel. Probably I'll find some 'junk' 295 tires and use them for test fitting but then rattle the various suppliers at SEMA to see if there's something coming. Continental ExtremeForce tires have a 295/30zr18s and line for 335/30zr18.... but I can't get any indication whether they really are going to make them or not. The other choice would be go back to a 19 rear (which apex has) then I have Corvette choices...

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