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« Reply #525 on: September 11, 2011, 08:45:07 PM »

Great going Randy. Its a good feeling being in the money isnt it. I think its time for a 3 speed setup. 19,21,23. Glad to hear Randy.
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« Reply #526 on: September 14, 2011, 02:34:29 PM »

Kevin sent me the video on Facebook...
 http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1424246395

Anyone know how to get it off FB and down loaded onto my vid player...?
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« Reply #527 on: September 14, 2011, 05:17:47 PM »

never mind... i see the video now. wouldnt show up on my ipad
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« Reply #528 on: September 17, 2011, 08:25:30 PM »

Finally happened...

Good track...

Good Bite...

Took the time to turn on the tach...

Revved 'er good...

And let 'er go..

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« Reply #529 on: September 17, 2011, 08:54:30 PM »

Looks like you either broke the drive shaft pin or you broke the ring and pinion or the axles. Been to all three... Not so fun trust me!  bash
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« Reply #530 on: September 17, 2011, 08:58:49 PM »

I'm thinking carrier, ...I pull it apart tomorrow..
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« Reply #531 on: September 17, 2011, 09:28:36 PM »

Did you have a stock diff in there.
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« Reply #532 on: September 18, 2011, 02:04:24 AM »

Yep, still have the stock stuff in the back, course spline axles and "skinny" diff...

 I have a second set I can put in there which wil get me thru the last pull of the season, then I'll have time to locate some heavier pieces for a rebuild and 4 speed upgrade this winter...
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« Reply #533 on: September 18, 2011, 07:47:11 AM »

I would put your other stock one in and weld it. Your tractor doesn't go so fast it will get scary or out of control on you with a weld diff. I know most people don't like them but they work when that's all you have and they won't break with your powerplant in front either.
We ran the skinny diff and course spline stuff for a whole season behind our open vtwin. We broke 3 axles at the spline but the welded diff never broke. However it was cracked when we removed it to install our dart setup.
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« Reply #534 on: September 18, 2011, 07:50:54 AM »

So the welding is not so much to lock the axles in "posi" as it is to hold the sides together and keep it from splitting...?
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« Reply #535 on: September 18, 2011, 07:58:26 AM »

No Randy it does lock the diff. You weld the spiders together but not to the carrier. The spiders are steel and the carrier is cast iron. Just weld the spider teeth toether were the contact each other. But makesure the carrier is installed in the rear end and the axles in place when you weld it. Just cut a piece of cardboard out to cover the ring gear teeth so weld splatter doesn't get on them. The welding holds the diff gears inplace so they can't come apart and split the carrier. But it does make it a "posi".
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« Reply #536 on: September 18, 2011, 08:03:02 AM »

So how does that compare strength wise to a fine spline carrier and axles or jumping to a Dart rear setup...?
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« Reply #537 on: September 18, 2011, 08:29:36 AM »

My opinion is this.
A welded diff is very strong. Course spline axles are week. But it will take awhile before you break an axle. You'll break an axle before you break a welded carrier. The fine spline stuff is strong. I have never ran it though.  You prolly wouldn't have a problem with it. The dart set is bullet proof. I put an add on craigslist for a 7 1/4 chrysler rear end and picked up to of them for 50. Put one in my tractor and the open vtwin tractor. If you have access to a lathe and vertical mill you can do the work your self. If you look for a dart rear end from the car guys you can get them cheap. Don't look for a dart rearend from pulling tractor guys otherwise you'll pay way to much for one.  I broke a set of stock axles in my tractor last year with a welded diff. The splines twist off. If you can get a fine spline bolt together diff it is definetly an upgrade.  
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« Reply #538 on: September 19, 2011, 04:06:30 PM »

It was definitely the carrier, busted 'er up good...many peices...



I do have a spare and I'm ready to slip 'er in, but for the life of me, I can't remember what the "twist and turn and flip" trick is I need to do to get it to fit in the hole...
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« Reply #539 on: September 19, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »

If you have the bearings off it goes in much easier.
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