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convert gov lok to one wheel wonder ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    is it even possible in any way to remove gov lok offending parts and leave spiders and crossshaft in and have it operate as a one wheel wonder ?

    possible ?

    8.5" 10 bolt rear

    thanks
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Pop out the diff and then use a punch to drive the small driven gear out of the carrier. Without that gear spinning the governor the diff will always operate in open mode. :cool1:
     
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    Yep. Disable the governor/flywheel assembly that rides on the large toothed gear inside the carrier. The smaller governor is the one that latches into the other piece, if you remove those latching pieces that latch it won't lock up.

    You can rotate that smaller governor with your finger, you'll see that it has spring loaded centrifugal "weights" that have a "hook" on the end of them, that locks together with the other governor piece.

    There is a kent-moore tool for pulling those out the "right way" but it costs about $200. I spent a few hours making one, but apparently it needs to be hardened steel as those pieces are pressed in there good.
     
  4. R72K5

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    hum sounds like alot of effort for a pos 10 bolt, humm..

    and will it not grenade apart like if it were still a complete and functional grenade lok ? after the mod*

    thanks
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No it won't come apart if it can't lock. The carrier actually will split in half from the axles locking up, if they don't lock up, it never sees that kind of load.

    Any differential can fail, open or not, but it shouldn't split in half like they do when in operation.

    Now, if this is a daily driver and thats all you are going to do with it, no beating on it, no spinning tires, stock tire size, etc., then the gov-lock is not *likely* to fail you. Power and big tires are what break them. Plenty of people (myself included) got a lot of mileage out of them with no issues.
     

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