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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5460 on: November 08, 2017, 03:37:36 AM »
and the motor and gearbox is resting in place , without cutting up the car. and using the Greeck Coupler that Sid sent
Now if I still had a photobucket account I could send pictures
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5461 on: November 08, 2017, 04:14:08 AM »
Sorry but you have to click the link. Google doesn't let me embed pictures yet
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5462 on: November 08, 2017, 10:42:47 AM »
Hell yeah, that fits good Mate!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5463 on: November 08, 2017, 03:00:08 PM »
I'm going to shorten the coupling a bit and move the engine back some more
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5464 on: November 08, 2017, 05:44:06 PM »
These photos don't work for me -- shall I throw in another bucket of coal?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5465 on: November 08, 2017, 08:16:40 PM »
Grumm, looks like great progress.   :cheers:
Is there a chance for 2018?
It seemed like there was quite a bit to take care of.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5466 on: November 08, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »
Don, if he could get any decent help it'd be easy :dhorse:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5467 on: November 08, 2017, 10:33:24 PM »
Decent help is boring.

Raunchy help gets results.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5468 on: November 08, 2017, 11:09:49 PM »
See that's what I reckon but the last time I turned up nude at the Colonel's he got all funny.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5469 on: November 09, 2017, 03:03:31 PM »
See that's what I reckon but the last time I turned up nude at the Colonel's he got all funny.

I had run out of gloves

Stan, are you clicking on the link. Although they're not that interesting
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5470 on: November 10, 2017, 10:38:51 AM »
I'm going to shorten the coupling a bit and move the engine back some more
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That chassis plate sure is a thick mutha! Are you going to be able to pull the trans without pulling engine or diff?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5471 on: November 10, 2017, 08:13:07 PM »

That chassis plate sure is a thick mutha! Are you going to be able to pull the trans without pulling engine or diff?
  Sid.

No Is the answer
the gearbox isn,t or shouldn't be a problem
the issue is always the diff. If we wand to change the final drive ratio, we have to pull the motor
I'm working on this. 

And Stan, I'm might have an issue with the shared drive that the pics are in. I'm looking into it

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5472 on: November 11, 2017, 11:15:38 AM »
I agree the trans is probably bullet proof, I was thinking more if you had a clutch issue. You could cut that plate down both sides & make it a bolt in.
What have you had fail in the 10 bolt?
Crack test used gears before you run them & there's a curdle available for the 7.5 10 bolt that prevents housing flex & supports the carrier caps, worth the money on these little diff's.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5473 on: November 11, 2017, 03:53:57 PM »
Nothing has failed on the 7.5's we had a pinion nut come loose on it once but nothing has let go. The only reason to go in there is ratio changes.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5474 on: November 12, 2017, 10:58:51 AM »
We now put a spot weld our pinion nuts.

I have made my 7.5 rear axle so that I can pull it out the back of the car. I change complete axle housings, to change gear ratios using the same axles backing plates and brake drums--using a quick disconnect fitting in the brake line makes the brake bleeding much faster with a lot less fluid lost.

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