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Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

This is what I have. 4.56 richmond gears in an 8.8. Sorry, but my camera sucks. What should I do now? Backlash is at .016-the upper limit.
















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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

Tighten that lash up to .008 to .010 then run the paint again. 16 is way to loose.

What is your bearing preload now. If it can handle going up, then just add shim to tigten the lash up and that will also add preload.

From what my crappy dial up pics look like, the paint marks look good. But my pics are way fuzzy so take it for what it is worth.
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

Yes, the backlash is wrong. The specs I had are wrong! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] I thought it was way too loose. It can handle more preload no problem. I'll give it a try and hopefully I can steal my wifes camera and get some better pics. Right now she's a little upset about the gear lube on the dish soap bottle. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

Any better?
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

It doesnt look bad at all. The pinion looks to be a tick too deep, though, but very close. It probably will be fine just the way it is.
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

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Right now she's a little upset about the gear lube on the dish soap bottle. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Just get some used stinky gear oil on your clothes and let her wash them. Then she will forget all about the soap bottle, but she may make you buy and new washer and dryer. After building rears for 5 years, my wife knows all to well, what used gear oil smells like.

That stuff just does not come out in the washer, i dont care what soap you use or how long you soak. Then the dryer just gets that smell going oh so nice.
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It doesnt look bad at all. The pinion looks to be a tick too deep, though, but very close. It probably will be fine just the way it is.

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If it were yours, would you move the pinion out? How far?

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Right now she's a little upset about the gear lube on the dish soap bottle. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
Thanks.

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Just get some used stinky gear oil on your clothes and let her wash them. Then she will forget all about the soap bottle, but she may make you buy and new washer and dryer. After building rears for 5 years, my wife knows all to well, what used gear oil smells like.

That stuff just does not come out in the washer, i dont care what soap you use or how long you soak. Then the dryer just gets that smell going oh so nice.

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She has adjusted to the gear lube, turbine fuel and oil. It does take a while to get that crap out of the washer and drier.
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

I'd leave it just like that and run it forever. Precision Gear calls that a "Competition Pattern". It may wear just a tick faster than getting the pattern dead center, but it's stronger that way, and will hold up to abuse.

As for the smell of gear lube, they get used to it after a while. Hell, I don't even smell it anymore. But we do anywhere from 3 to 5 gearsets a month out of my garage, so it *always* smells like gear lube...
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[quoteIf it were yours, would you move the pinion out? How far?

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If i had nothing better to do, i would move it. But i always have something to do, so honestly i would leave it.
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Re: Any ring and pinion setup Gurus here?

I hear you I have plenty to do too, but this is a learning experience.
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