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Quick 14 bolt question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    What the heck are the adjusting sleeves (need correct name) called that hold the carrier in place in a 14-bolt called? Working on an article and need the correct name. I don't think adjusting sleeves is correct.
    TIA

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  2. JoeAngelicchio

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    Hey Steve,
    I'm looking at the diff parts diagram and I thinks what your refering to is called the "Diff Bearing Adjusting Nut", 2 required, one on each side. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but that's the only adjusting whoha that the diagram shows..

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  3. CK5

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    Could be, here is a pic with arrows pointing to what I need the name of.
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    That's what's in the diagram. I could tell because of the wire thingies that are called "Diff Adjusting Nut Lock". Hey when did you get a hoist for your garage?[​IMG]

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  5. CK5

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    Cool beans, I just got the hoist in the mail the other day.

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    wow i cannot wait to have one of those!



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  7. Steve,
    Are you doing your own re-gear or having a shop so it. Hmmmm let me guess, you have it at a shop and you are watching/helping him do it while doing the write up and pics !! Am I right? Let me know how those 4:88.1's are with a 700R4.


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  8. CK5

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    Burb, you got it, it was at a local 4x4 shop to have it re-geared and I should have the tech article up tonight. IF I planned on keeping the 700 and small block I would go with the 5:13 gears. I plan on a big block with a 400/203/205 combo so the 4.88's are what I went with.

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    My service manual lists those pieces as "side bearing adjusting nut". I have heard of adjusting sleeves also. Guess everybody has a name for something.
     
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    NICE LIFT. Lucky Dawg.

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    Why don't you include in that article, and the FAQ :Define Pinion Bearing Pre-Load ?
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    pinion bearing preload is measured in inch-pounds, and is a measure of the rolling resistance of the pinion bearings after proper torque has been applied to the pinion nut.
    I have added this to the article, but keep in mind, I did not want to get supper detailed and end up with a 14 page "how to" that no one would read, I want to show the major steps and why it is a good idea to have someone qualified to do this.

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    Steve I just read it and it ansewer a few of the ?s I had about a re gear a if I could do it my self.

    thanks for the info I got to do something about thes 2.73s

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    Steve, this is unrelated but I thought you might have some insight. Where would be a good source to obtain the 13 inch backing plates from the 14 bolt SF needed for the FF conversion? Most the junkyards out here in Utah dont seem willing to part with just the plates themselves. What are my options? Thanks
     
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    You might try car-part.com
    online salvage yards

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    Swap to discs. TSM sells a kit for about $250 I think.
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    why do you need to change out backing plates on the ff? i have a 14 bolt ff my self and am getting ready to do an axle swap this spring. let me know.
     

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