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Author Topic:   10bolt mini spool questions
neil rucker
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posted November 27, 2003 02:59 PM  
ordered a "mini spool" for a 10 bolt chevy rearend, and was told i might have clearance problems and have to do some grinding. what are they talking about? anyone know? any help with installation would be appreciated. it looks pretty simple to me, but i want to make sure its right. thanks, neil

racer17j
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posted November 27, 2003 04:31 PM  
I have installed two Mini-Spools in 7.5" GM 10 bolt rearends. We did this after having to reweld the spider gears every other week. We ran the first one only about 1/2 of a season before it was showing MAJOR wear. We replaced it with one from Speedway and ran it a whole season and it still looks great. No grinding was required to install either one. As for the axle end-play; if you can find the right spider-gear shims and make the mini-spool fit tight, it will take out most of the axle end-play.


loojack
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posted November 27, 2003 05:27 PM  
I think the grinding you heard about is from an article Sleepy did in SCR. He says to save the thin metal shims behind the spyder gears. These shims have a lip, so you have to grind on the blocks in the mini spool to get them to fit. Might try SCR's web site to find the article. Anyway I used a drill press with a bullet shaped grinding stone to open the top a bit, doesn't take much. Hope this helps....loojack

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racer17j
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posted November 27, 2003 06:50 PM  
thanks guys.

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