General Cadillac Forums Search In. Reply to this topic Start new topic. Recommended Posts. Report post. Posted October 6, The following is the rough procedure: 1 Allowing wheel assembly to hang, support body and remove tire 2 With body supported, rack up rear wheel assembly to compress spring to take the spring tension off of the assembly, support this good so that the spring does NOT come flying out and kill you.
The knuckle is held in three locations, the top and bottom bushings and at the toe arm Here is the bad upper bushing which is actually a cross axis ball joint Here is a photo of the knuckle out, circled is the toe arm connection, notice floor jack holding the lower control arm, be safe! Old knuckle: Side view of new knuckle, notice how nice the bushing rubber seals are.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. By the way, thanks to Stefan for his experience and photos on the rear knuckle, Mike. Posted October 7, Posted May 17, Posted May 18, I have done these enough to do them in my sleep.
I have had excellent luck with mevotech also. I just did them on my new to me Deville. Posted May 18, edited. Frank Sinatra — My Way. Barbara Streisand — Love Songs 4. Abba — Gold 6. Take a non marring drift I have a shim driving tool and drive the thick shim back in without folding or disrupting the thinner flimsy ones. Repeat on the other side to preload the other side. This work really well when you don't on a carrier spreader. Randy's actually prefers alot of preload on the carrier and states he's never seen a failure due to over preloading the carrier bearings.
I always get my backlash and pattern down and then add equal shims to each side to preload new bearings. I had the shims on the wrong sides. Went out this morning and swapped them and it is perfect. This is me doing my happy dance. VortecJeep , Mar 30, I am interested why the shims fell out Did you change the carrier bearings when you had it out?
Glad you worked it out. VortecJeep , Apr 2, These would be bolted to brackets welded to chassis cross members under the diff. That would be support for the diff and and anti rotational device all in one. The axle tubes would be attached to the chassis uprights like a normal diff and then the whole thing would be fixed in 3 places. I was thinking a steel plate in the base of the seat where it goes over the quick change. Cheers Michael. Mike We ran Franklin QC in our funny car and rear engine top fueler, the main reason being to get the drive line lower--and of course the whole car could be lower we abandoned the idea and went to 9 inch fords simply because the change gears were unreliableand they won't be under the jewels--they'll be between your thighs against your buttocks and anything else in that portion of your body.
Winters can handle a lot of power: "Winters Performance Products manufactures the best quick change rear ends ever made. Mostly used in circle track racing, quick change rear ends work very well in street applications. Regards, Glenn.
Even with the lower friction of the ring and pinion you must add in the friction of the change gears. And this is for a nostalge dragster on slicks not a street car. The car should be light weight with all aloy motor and a glide in a chassis. I'm not building it to win championships, just to have a bit of fun really. Have you noticed that horsepower and torque have almost become no-brainers? Hot Rod has shown you how to build a hp, normally aspirated big-block on pump gas, among other powerful things.
With a shot of nitrous or a whiff of blower, mega-power is now mega-easy. But the sole purpose of making all that power is to accelerate your pile of iron up to speed in a ridiculously short amount of time.
That assumes, of course, that those poor abused tires can plant all that power to the asphalt. If you have the power, youre already a resident of Tire Spin City. While more rubber is a quick fix, it also has to fit under the wheelwell. Well concentrate on typical V8, rear-wheel-drive cars, and well look at some inexpensive ways to help plant both leaf-spring and coil-spring rear suspensions. With the car at full rest, nailing the throttle results in a number of simultaneous vehicle reactions.
First, the body tends to pitch upward in the front, moving weight from the front to the rear of the car. That is referred to as weight transfer and improves traction by increasing load to the rear tires.
At the same time, most street cars also rotate slightly side to side, moving weight from the left drivers side of the car to the right side.Apr 17, · Replace shims and try swapping them until you get a small amount of back lash. I prefer a dail indicator and use my randy's pinion book for the spec. After you get the backlash take the remaining shims (you should have small ones you cant put in with out alot of effort) and divide them in half. This sets the preload on the carrier.