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Old 01-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #61
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Next time something major results in downtime, would be kewl to see what happens if someone were to anodize the Harrop cover red too. Maybe after a spin on a polishing wheel.

Excellent writeup for those of us who will probably never see the inside of the diff, thank you Missy.
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. Maybe after a spin on a polishing wheel.

Polishing the Harrop would be a PAIN.
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Don't think I'm game for polishing that cover. Powdercoating or anodizing I could be convinced to do.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #64
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Polishing the Harrop would be a PAIN.

+1000000. The big parts would be easy, then add 40 hours with a Dremel that has a flexshaft.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #65
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that thing is purdy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #66
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Looks good
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #67
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IMO it's not the gear oil that stinks as much as the FM. I remember the ford FM for my car back in the day....hot damn it stank like bigfoots dick
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I've a actually grown to like it. Is that weird, or what?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:03 AM   #69
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Looking good Shauna, congrats on your new found talent in the mechanics field!
Mine is making noise, all the reason for me doing what you did to that one. Only problem is I have a job already, no lift, not enough tools to get mine out and torn apart. Then what would I do with pieces/parts laying all over the place?

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Thanks Dennis! If I still have the diff around the time of the Fall Dragon Run, I'll bring it with me for you.

Totally forgot about this thread.

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Seeing threads like these make me feel like rebuilding my own differential more and more. It's amazing to see how non-complicated it really is in there! I really feel like I could of saved my old diff instead of scrapping it!

I'm going to tear into mine.

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Oddly, I like the smell of gear lube.

Is it weird to like the smell...then color me weird.

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Just a little update. Got the differential housing back from powder coating. It looks awesome! I'll post pictures of it when I get home.

Wondered how this was going to look, came out really nice!

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The 8.8SRA has its quirks. I've done lots of those, and the c-clips manage to piss me off every time. Somehow, they are a bigger PITA than a 10bolt.

its hard to say why folks have issues with these diffs. I think its a combination of not caring, and listening to the wrong folks. Namely the folks who insist there is something special about setting this unit up. There really isnt. As you are about to see, the 'hard' part is going to go exactly like a 9". It really doesnt get any easier than that.

Encouragement...... I need this, thanks Konnie!

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I seriously wondered why the heck the 2-4 in lb rotatational torque was listed. The other diffs I've worked with called for 15-18 in lbs.



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Almost a year later and the diff has been rebuilt. Between school and a few school projects, this diff build got put on the back burner. Now that I'm about to head off for a really cool internship, it was time to fix my noisy/leaky stock diff.
After getting a major install kit, bearings and gear lube I was ready to rebuild this differential. I stayed with the Dana M80 as well as stock gears.
I'm going to start with photos from the last couple of days as you guys have seen how sexxor the diff housing looks after being powdercoated.

Stock gears FTW with a M6..... IMO.

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spring kit is on the left.

Wondered in the old tear down pic what was wrong with the spring, I now see.

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races installed. A 50 ton press made installation a breeze.

hmmm...50 ton press won't be on my b/day wish list.

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about ready to be installed in the car. Need to check the gear pattern.

This always has been something when reading about rebuilding that I never understood, what is correct . Definitely a noob here.

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I'm happy with this pattern.

Again.......

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wonder what surprises await me in there.
Look at this bearing race:

No wonder there are so many problems with the stock unit seeing this.

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All buttoned up and in the car:

Awesome!

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I'm ready for my thousand mile road trip. I'm heading to Florida to start an internship that should prove to be challenging and rewarding.[/COLOR]

Congratulations Shaunna, what a great talent you have. Questions for 'ya...I'll have them later, good luck with your move down south!
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Holy multi-quote batman! To answer your question about gear pattern here's a helpful picture:


If the teeth are off too much in one direction or the other you will hate life.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:04 AM   #72
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What kind of lube do you prefer?
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Running Lucas in it now with friction modifier. I will switch to either Amsoil or Torco once I get to Florida.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #74
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Smile Update

I thought I'd update you guys on how the build went. I made it to Florida with no trouble at all. Driving from St. Louis to Orlando is just under 1000 miles. I've probably put another 500 miles or better on the differential while I've been here. No whining or clunking going into gear. In fact, I think the differential is quiter than it was when I bought the car. I have not switched gear lube yet, and don't know that I will until I've got a lot more miles on it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #75
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Congrats

I have nothing to add other than I agree that gear oil is the most foul smelling thing ever.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #76
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I have nothing to add other than I agree that gear oil is the most foul smelling thing ever.


I think it takes 2nd place to fiberglass resin.
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