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post #2551 of 4511 Old 08-22-2014, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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My boss inherited a gen 2 ram 2500 with a cummins 5.9L and an auto tranny. He is parting it out and offered me the rear axle (him and I chat about crawlers sometimes). According to the web, it's a dana 70 with either 3.54 or 4.10 gears. WMS-69.5". 35 spline axles. Basically, it's the ideal rear axle for a gnar crawler, so I'll probably buy it off him and store it in the garage. It'll be there a while until I an touch it, but that's what 3 car garages are for.

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-Ballistic fab disk brake conversion $40
-70's Blazer calipers and rotors. Kit is designed to accept these parts.
-Detroit locker $500
-4.88 gears $300
-blue torch fab diff cover $70

Powder coated black and set up for links and coils. A man can dream right? Someday, I want this...

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post #2552 of 4511 Old 08-22-2014, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Now that I've seen what a brand new clutch looks like, I'm confused as to why mine was failing. My old one looks hardly wore out

I wonder if the flywheel was warped or if there was some other problem. I suppose if the clutch was truly wore out I would've felt it slipping instead of shuddering. Given the care the PO took of this jeep, I wouldn't be surprised if the flywheel was never turned when the last clutch was put in. Jeeze

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post #2553 of 4511 Old 08-22-2014, 11:56 PM
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Now that I've seen what a brand new clutch looks like, I'm confused as to why mine was failing. My old one looks hardly wore out I wonder if the flywheel was warped or if there was some other problem. I suppose if the clutch was truly wore out I would've felt it slipping instead of shuddering. Given the care the PO took of this jeep, I wouldn't be surprised if the flywheel was never turned when the last clutch was put in. Jeeze
Umm, I just did that this morning. Ask me why I didn't get the flywheel skimmed whilst they were balancing it to suit the 360. Dumb and lazy that's why

Daniel my brand new clutch assembly into my 7 2 years ago was shuddering for a while so that's hard to explain right? Hopefully the new Sachs plate and B&B pressure plate I fitted to the CJ10 360 today doesn't give me the yips. It's one of those 3 finger jobbies which I haven't used before.

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post #2554 of 4511 Old 08-23-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Gary,

That is hard to explain. I just want it to never happen again. This shuddering was very violent

In other news, I've blasted one whole header, a long process with a %50 duty cycle 33gal compressor. I've also created a cool blasting cabinet and welded up a motor mount backing plate. My second header is 1/2 way done.
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post #2555 of 4511 Old 08-24-2014, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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After a while, I couldn't take the sand blasting any more. Too darn hot in all that safety garb, so i set about cleaning my block. I had some simple green lying around, so I used that up first. I used a screwdriver to scrape the thick stuff off, a wire brush to loosen the medium stuff, and a water spray bottle to rinse the light stuff. I have much more work to do, but here is a before and after of the worst side. I'd say the simple green did quite well.
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post #2556 of 4511 Old 08-26-2014, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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post #2557 of 4511 Old 08-26-2014, 09:44 PM
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The clutch problem could be the springs in the friction disc. One or more could be broke, or just weak.
The springs are there to absorb shock load when the clutch is released,

George, what the proper term for this? Harley's have the same thing , I believe it's on the crankshaft primary chain sprocket.

Looking good Daniel!!!

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post #2558 of 4511 Old 08-27-2014, 03:54 AM
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Bill my Harleys were before the newer gentler Yuppie Harleys with electric start, heated seats and all that so mine didnt have any damping springs.
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post #2559 of 4511 Old 08-27-2014, 04:45 AM
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Bill my Harleys were before the newer gentler Yuppie Harleys with electric start, heated seats and all that so mine didnt have any damping springs.
It's the compensating sprocket. Not part of the clutch assembly. Name:  image-3359802010.jpg
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Research shows the "C" sprocket has been used in ione form or another since 1955.

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post #2560 of 4511 Old 08-27-2014, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bill. And I hope you're right. I'd much rather have a defective or worn/broken clutch or clutch component than a mystery problem.

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post #2561 of 4511 Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
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Yeah but you will still have a pink engine compartment!
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post #2562 of 4511 Old 08-27-2014, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah but you will still have a pink engine compartment!
You don't know that!

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post #2563 of 4511 Old 08-28-2014, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Baked my engine mount brackets, and painted my other header. I've also been cleaning my block a lot. I'm close to painting the block at this point, but I still haven't received my AMC blue paint from bulltear!
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post #2564 of 4511 Old 08-29-2014, 12:13 AM
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Thank god the house came with a custom part baker in the sammich room!!

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post #2565 of 4511 Old 08-29-2014, 04:36 AM
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Baked my engine mount brackets, and painted my other header. I've also been cleaning my block a lot. I'm close to painting the block at this point, but I still haven't received my AMC blue paint from bulltear!
Got my AMC blue paint from Levineautoparts.com, $7.99 a can in 2 days
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