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Abe Froman
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So I am at it again this weekend so forgive all the posts. Here is the drive side pattern:

Yellow Auto part Cuisine

Here is the coast side pattern:

Auto part

So what do you think about the patterns? Are they good enough? Oh yea I have .008" of backlash. Thanks for the help.
 

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They look better than the pics you posted... Much more centered. I like!
 

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By looking at the pics, depth looks really good...drive and coast patterns are centered and look even. .008 backlash is great... I say you did one heck of a job for 9 tries! Lol! Run it!!!!

Don't forget preload on pinion... You have been using setup bearings right?
 

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I was never very good at interpreting other people's patterns. When I ran my own pattern everything looked clear to me.

That being said, that pattern looks pretty good to me. It's centered and your backlash is good. I would run another pattern once you get your permanent bearings and races in. Your set-up pinion bearing should be the same as your permanent one but just to be sure I would check again.

Getting a good pattern is a great feeling huh???
 

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keep us posted...
 

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I know I'm a bit late here, but if you can try decreasing depth a hair. I wouldn't worry about running that pattern, but drive looks a hair close.
 

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Well the gearing job went well and I learned a lot. Gearing is not hard, but you must be super patient and have a friend who has the right tools to borrow and good setup bearings. It took 11 tries to get what you see. I fine tuned it once I got close. So far so good, but I only have 30 miles on the new gears. I will take it easy for the first 500 miles to break in the gears. If anyone has any questions just ask.

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It feels great. There were two things that I said I would never do. Gears and an automatic transmission. I guess I can scratch one of those off the list. I could not have done it without the help of people on this site.
 

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I have 480 miles on the new gears. This weekend I will crack it open and make sure everything is just fine. I am excited.
 
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