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This is what happens to Gov-Locks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Not sure what caused it but the thrust block split in half and poked a few holes in the diff cover. If you look close you can see that all but 2 of the teeth on the side gears and stripped off. It was a pain to fix it out on hte trail when everything was covered in mud. Fun in hte end though since all he had to pay for was new carrier bearings. I had a spare 10 bolt open carrier and a brand new set of spider gears in the garage. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    yeah, my stock gov loc diff blew towards the end of the summer. i had a shop rebuild if with a detroit though. and i JUST got home from the same shop that just did a 4.56 gear swap. ill see if i can get up some pics of the carnage later in the week.
     
  3. readymix

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    I have a lot more pics of the parts and us fixing it. They will all be going up on my website when i finish it.
    Still trying to figure out how to use Dreamweaver....
     
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    Heres mine , note the missing piece of carrier , the bolt that holds the crosshaft was sheared clean off with the broken piece , and part of it was stuck in the crosshaft , we had to grind a bit to get it and the guts out of the way of the c-clips . Thank god the c-clips stayed put /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That last pic. looks exactly like what happened to mine about a month ago.
     
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    Mine just stripped the teeth off the end of the govenor and side loading cam gear. Guess I was lucky. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Mine is still the best. Some of you may have seen this picture in a magazine.

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  8. readymix

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    Wow have you got us beat.
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  9. R72K5

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    a friend of mine has an 83 K20 i sold to him and he has been using it really hard for that year now, hauls heavy trailer loads to peoria almost daily and yanks and tugs and pulls trucks cars and stuff out of places where they been abandoned for years so he can haul them to scrap

    the truck has G80 gov lok in it it i worry about it, i cannot believe the axle has not blow up yet but it hasnt,

    i think he is gonna have a big problem when it blows up finally and it coudl be at any time, who knows when, i hate riding in the truck with him to peoria cuz i am paranoid about the axle blowing up, i try telling him all the time he needs to find a 3.73 14 FF but he couldnt care any less

    i havent gone on any trips in the truck with him for a couple months and i wont again,

    he doesnt have functional seatbelts in the truck either, he cut them for some odd reason i dont know, so when that axle blows on him and if it does it on the freeway then its not gonna be pretty


    what he has put that truck through has be dumbfounded as to how the axle is still in one piece,

    ive seen 14 ff gov lok blow up just by looking at them wrong and this one is still doing good, somehow, by miracle i guess


    however a couple months back when we were out in the country pulling an F250 out of some woods so we could load it on the car trailer i saw driver side tirestop skipstop skipstop on the grass and make a click sound each time it skipped, this was at very slow speed trying to yank this ford out of the woods, it was caught up against another car and a tree so he was yanking damned hard, the end of back bumper of the ford truck dug in and ripped the rear quarter of the car it was next to and got caught on it real bad, he heard the click click click from under back of truck too and he was like "what was that" and i was like i dunno,

    i wasnt gonna evne try to say anything, i dont gave up on trying to tell him he is risking it,

    maybe some gov lok are bullet proof ?

    lol


    i dunno
     
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    Well at least the 14bff gov loc won't let you lose the tire and wheel assembly . Don't be paranoid , worst your doing is calling a friend to come tow you both home when it goes /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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