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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Dec 12, 2004.
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but if it has 3 "pins" in the carrier, then its a gov-lock
if it has 4, then its open
the "pins" are about 3/4" in diameter, and just a little behind the ring gear
looks like a gov-lock to me
So whats the differences in a gov lock and another 14b???
The carrier is different. See above post.
The gov-lock is not really designed for hard off road use. It will break. I can post pics of a broken GL if you would like to see.
The 14FF gov-lock is stronger than the one in a 10 bolt but i have no idea how muck stronger.
sure post it. I need a FOR SURE answer if this is a gov lock!
Here is what the broken pieces will look like. This is from a 10 bolt. If you want to know for sure if it is a Gov-Lock then count the cross pins on the carrier.
4= Detroit (or) Open carrier. most likely open
hi, I recently asked this question also. Your carrier is a gov-lock carrier, I am sorry to say. Here is a link to the thread where I asked.
EDIT: oops, in the link I am asking about afactory 14 bolt detroit locker...but stallion85 posted pics of his gov-lock, and I have 2 links to pics of a carrier I believe has a detroit in it, which is just an open carrier with the spiders removed and the detroit installed. yours is definitely the gov-lock with no little holes to see the spiders thru.
i dont know what a carrier is
ok, a quick answer would be the metal chunk inside an axle centersection that the ring (big) gear is bolted to. the gov-lock would go inside of this. the carrier is different for an open diff vs a gov lock diff, the gov-lock being less desireable because its a big turd and also you cannot swap a detroit locker into it, like you can with an open carrier.
so the only reason why a gov lock is bad is because you can install a locker on it????
It is bad because you cannot put a locker in it. You have to have an open carrier to install a Detroit. You will have to find a 14ff with an open carrier and use that. Or just get a spool
I Don't mean to hi-jack your post, but is this true with a 14SF as well? Or can you take the gov-lock out and just put in a Detroit on a SF?
you dont mean too?...you just did.
Or just weld the gov-lok and make a redneck spool Did that to mine, works great. My gov-lok had broken enough to not add traction but still work as an open diff, so I think the 14bff are somewhat stronger than other incarnations of the gov-lok.
Sorry! Just thought they already answered your question, and I didn't want to start another post on almost the same question.
I'm pretty sure the SF is different and you can put the detroit in place of the gov-lock, at least I hope so because I just ordered one for my Brother for x-mas.
im messing with u... this thread is over.
the whole center section that the ring gear is bolted to.
You are correct
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