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how to tell if a 205 has been rebuilt...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    going to look at a ford np205 tommorow. Guy said it was "completely" rebuilt (I asked for specifics, if the bearings were replaced etc). Question is, if it was a couple of thousand miles, how will I be able to tell? He has two... one with an unknown history, one supposedly rebuilt. Will there be "slop" in the input or output yokes or anything if the bearings are old/crusty? Any indicators that would be a sure giveaway?

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    also, what parts are swap-able between the chevy and ford cases? I want them for their inputs/outputs and rebuild parts (if it is rebuilt!) anything else of use? Are the shift rails the same?

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    any1? Bueller? Bueller? :confused:

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    Does he have any receipts for parts used in the alleged rebuild?
     
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    I doubt you would be able to tell if the bearings were replaced without tearing it down, the only one you will be able to see will be the input bearing (if it has the front and rear yokes installed). Look at all the seals, they better be new, also check the holes where the plugs are that access the shift rail roll pins- should be immaculate. That's all I got.

    Oh yeah, the front input is 31 spline, not interchangable with Chevy. All the guts are identical. HTH
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    thanks for the tips... the 31-spline input may not be compatible with chevy stuff... but it is compatible with a doubler + 31-spline intermediate shaft. :D

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    Yup, I just sold my Ford 205 input shaft to one of the Amigos for just that purpose. I still have lotsa parts left- want some? :)
     
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    i have seen my few share of 205s. slopy between input to out put on used. then the 1 fresh reman was nice and tight. just a tiny bit of slop.
     

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