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Rookieracer76
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 289
posted May 16, 2003 02:40 PM  
How hard and how much time does it take to install a mini spool on a 10 bolt chevy rear? thanks

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted May 16, 2003 03:58 PM  
Not too long, just drain the rear, remove the cover and take out the bolt that holds in the cross pin, remove the c-clips that hold in the axles. Remove axles. Now the spider gears come out with a twisting motion. Discard. Replace the side spider gears with the splined mini spool halves, install the axles and c-clips. Slide the 2 blocks that align and lock the rear. Reinstall the cross pin and bolt. Replace the rear cover and fill with gear lube. Everybody says save the money and weld the spider gears. If I forgot something let me know. Hope this helps ..loojack

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SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted May 16, 2003 07:44 PM  
Hi rookie racer 76, Loojack has it pretty much right. I just finished an article in Stock Car Racing on this. I think it will be out next month. Hope this helps. SLEEPY

ATL72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted May 19, 2003 03:16 PM  
Where on the spiders do you weld or where is best??? On ends of the shaft or in the teeth to lock up the gears?
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Originally posted by SLEEPY GOMEZ:
Hi rookie racer 76, Loojack has it pretty much right. I just finished an article in Stock Car Racing on this. I think it will be out next month. Hope this helps. SLEEPY


loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted May 19, 2003 06:39 PM  
Welcome ATL! The best way to weld the spider gears is between the teeth and then weld the spider gears to the carrier. Don't weld the spiders to the c-clips or axles. Try a search of spider gears, I'm sure that you'll find out what you need. This month's Stockcar Racing has good pics in Sleepy's Street Stock Build Up Series. Hope this helps.. Don't be a stranger! loojack

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