Re: Ring and Pinion Help
1. Don't know. Probably. Bearings wear into their races and each is unique, so don't mix races and rollers/balls from used bearings.
2. it won't be easy. That nut could require 300+ft-lbs to get off. You may have to make a special wrench to hold the output yoke still while you wrench on the nut. Some kind of bfpipe wrench might work. You should always remove the pinion nut first.
3. Yes, you will ruin the bearings. an easy solution is to get an extra set of bearings and ream them out just enough so that you can slide them off and on easily. This will save time and effort in the long run.
4. Check the condition of the spider gears, carrier, and axle shafts carefully before you assemble them. I had a spider gear fail on my front axle which broke the carrier. Clean the crud out of your breather; that will keep the new seals happy. You may want to put in a magnetic drain plug, too.
1955 Willys CJ5 Buick 225 V6 160HP 270ft-lbs, T90 trans, Warn OD, PTO winch, Spicer 18 T Case, RS9000's, Dana 25F/ 44R,
5.38:1 gears, 11" brakes, Bestop Supertop, Hurculiner