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post #16 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 03:01 PM
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Yah, the tubes are in place, haven't budged. It's the center housing, pumpkin, that moved. Currently, measuring across the output seal on the pinion, it is angled up 41 degrees. Ideal is 12 degrees but I can compensate with wedges for anything in the 4-20 degree range.

I don't understand how bleeding the brakes would help and the pinion is angled up rather than down. If it were dowbn I would have lots of options to push up but pulling down is leaving me clueless.
Bleeding the brakes won't help. What Bill was saying is that if you just weld the center section to the tubes as it sits and then correct the pinion angle with shims or by welding new perches, it will rotate your brake backing plate and complete brake assembly......which in turn may make the brakes more difficult to bleed later.....not to mention it will move the diff breather from the top of the tube to the side.


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post #17 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 04:18 PM
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Bleeding the brakes won't help. What Bill was saying is that if you just weld the center section to the tubes as it sits and then correct the pinion angle with shims or by welding new perches, it will rotate your brake backing plate and complete brake assembly......which in turn may make the brakes more difficult to bleed later.....not to mention it will move the diff breather from the top of the tube to the side.
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post #18 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 10:38 PM
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I think I would write this off as a catastrophic failure and scrap the thing. It would almost certainly be cheaper to get another axle from the bone yard. Strip the old axle for spare parts (you'll probably need them eventually), and send the rest to the crusher...
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Bleeding the brakes won't help. What Bill was saying is that if you just weld the center section to the tubes as it sits and then correct the pinion angle with shims or by welding new perches, it will rotate your brake backing plate and complete brake assembly......which in turn may make the brakes more difficult to bleed later.....not to mention it will move the diff breather from the top of the tube to the side.
Ah, now I understand. Think I have a solution in the works.

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I think I would write this off as a catastrophic failure and scrap the thing. It would almost certainly be cheaper to get another axle from the bone yard. Strip the old axle for spare parts (you'll probably need them eventually), and send the rest to the crusher...
I've got an AMC20 wide track housing a fellow will sell me for $30 but I also have a guy with a shop who says for $80 he can rotate the pinion back on the tubes and weld the tubes in place. If he can...

If not, I have the deal on the housing as a fallback.

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