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5/16/14 1:43pm - Original Message: 'Rear suspension is out, AGAIN'
dyoes
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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Well, it's probably a bad sign that I can put the car on jackstands and have the rear end out and sitting in the bed of my truck in 2 and a half hours.  It means I've officially put that suspension together too many times. 

On the other hand, the rear is definitely toast.  I don't know how I could have missed it when I put the car back together.  In January, I posted about the driveline binding when the car was in the air...  I think I have the smoking gun.  It's clunking and binding when I turn it by hand.  Ugh.

So it's off to the machine shop this afternoon.  $700 and a few weeks from now, I'll have it back with 3.08 gears in it which should drastically improve highway cruising. 

Wish me luck.  Not so much with the car, but when I tell the wife that I'm spending another $700 on it...




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5/16/14 2:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear suspension is out, AGAIN'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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Women don't care how much you spend on your car... really they don't.....as long as you don't tell them.

I never tell them how much anything cost. Never. As long as they don't know they don't care.  I never ask them how much they spend either because I don't care, as long as it's not my money.



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5/19/14 7:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear suspension is out, AGAIN'
dyoes
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Zachary, LA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

Joined: 1/27/2013
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So the machinist called me today. 

The gears are fine, most likely.  When I changed the pinion seal, I didn't fully tighten the yoke retaining nut...  Must have seen something shiny when I was working and never fully ran the nut down. 

I'm having him open them up and inspect them anyway, just to make sure I didn't tear anything up.

Of all the idiot things I've done with a wrench (and there are plenty), this has to take the cake.  Embarrassed




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