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Which gear rotation?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Oct 20, 2000.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I found this set of gears fr cheap(Richmond) ,but I dont know if they will work for my app.
    I am putting them in a fullsize GM Dana 44(stock 76 axle)..

    By looking at the ring gear which way should the teeth be pointing? I guess this is sort of hard to describe in words, but you have standard rotationa and Reverse rotation.

    Should my app be standard or reverse?

    Also when looking at the teeth on the ring gear, should the face of the tooth( where the pinion would hit going forward) be facing up or down?

    Or does someone have a better description?

    Thanks


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  2. Zepplin

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    I'm not positive but I think that the Dana 44 is a standard rotation. Also, the gears are curved somewhat and I believe when they are rotating the top of the curves mesh together when going forward. I guess you could pop the front cover off your axle and see how the mesh with it put together.

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  3. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Your axle should be standard rotation and not reverse cut. Some Ford front axles have the reverse cut.

    Here's a pic of standard cut gears for a Dana 60:
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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Thanks Shawn, I am going later to see if those gears are still avaiable. This will help me since the people there weren't much help.

    Check your e-mail, i sent ya something! :)

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