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is this an open diff???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    i'm goinf to pick up a 14bolt diff, just wanted to make sure it was an open type. is it???

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    It doesn't look like a Dana open diff. Never seen a 14 bolt open but on a Dana you can see the spider gears in the middle on that pic it looks all solid like a spool or something....oh and that ring in the pic looks brand new! thoes teeth don't look to be used at all!!
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  3. arq

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    the pic is from the tech section of this board, it's not the one that i will be picking up. but it looks like the one i am going to pic up sometime soon.

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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    I believe that is an open diff. THe Gov-lok has an "rounded"/coned side where as that one you seee in the pic has divets and ribs. The area I am talking about is to the right of the ring gear in the pic...

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    That is a GOV-LOC. I went through this same question about 3 weeks ago when I gutted a spare 14BFF before ditching the housing.

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    if it is a gov-loc where is the clutch pack??

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    That is an open diff with a detroit in it. It is the pic of Steve's 14ff in the UAV.

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    Hey ARQ,

    You see that hole, right behind the ring gear on the carrier?

    If it has three of those around the carrier it is a Gov. Loc. If it has Four, it is a open carrier.

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