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death to gov-lock!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thezentree, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    i was makin a real tight turn in the walmart parking lot (did you know supertech windshield washer fluid is now $2.50 for a gallon? wtf!) and the rearend locked up midway through the turn. anyway, i straightened it out, and backed up about 10 feet, cause sometimes that unlocks it. didnt help this time, so i was like "f**k it, i gotta get home." as i was driving out of the parking lot, i heard a loud CLANK!( /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif) and the rear end unlocked. im guessing my gov-lock is in its death-throes, so how long do yall think it has before it grenedes?/forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    and, on that note, if it goes, im gonna replace the whole rear axle with a 14BFF out of an '88+ truck. what gears did they come with? 4.10 and 3.73? 3.42 would be nice, i dont want to have to regear my frontend with that SAS a few months away.
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    what kind of rear end? unless its a 14bff.. blowing the govlock should disable the rear end pretty well.. when i blew mine.. i took out the carrier too..
     
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    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, same here.
    When my Gov-lock blew I had to use the front axle to get home. I just pulled the rear shaft and slapped the lid from a spray paint can on the output a little duck tape and no leak! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    10 bolt. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    yeah.. take the cover off and look.. if you must have 3.42s, get a semi floater or a 12 bolt.. my 12 bolt is 3.40 that replaced the 3.42 10 bolt..
     
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    i want a 14BFF no matter what, cause i was gonna swap to one anyway. but if they dont come in 3.42 factory, screw it, ill run 4.10s and keep my hand off that transfer case lever /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    i think they MAY have come in 3.42 but im thinking youd have to find a 3/4 ton one with a 4 speed in front of it for some reason..
     
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    i think they MAY have come in 3.42 but im thinking youd have to find a 3/4 ton one with a 4 speed in front of it for some reason..

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    I worked on an 87 V20 last week, it had 3.42s with a 700R4.
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    well.. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif and your catalogs.. LOL /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    i think they MAY have come in 3.42 but im thinking youd have to find a 3/4 ton one with a 4 speed in front of it for some reason..

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    I worked on an 87 V20 last week, it had 3.42s with a 700R4.

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    and that was a full-floater rear end?
     
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    A lot of 2wd 14FF came with 3.73, I am not sure of any lower. A 3.73 gear set for the front is easy to find (almost free) and the carrier will not need to be changed.
     
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    and that was a full-floater rear end?

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    Oops, nope, forgot that fact, sorry. It was an SF.
     
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    dont do that! get my hopes up and all! jeez /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    yea, i would imagine that 3.73 gears would be pretty common. i dunno, i guess i dont want to deal with tearing the front end out of the truck (having to reassemble it is my biggest problem /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif).

    anyway, thanks for your help yall
     

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