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Forum: Welding 11-08-2019, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Silverback
This setup has existed for probably 15years or so...

This setup has existed for probably 15years or so for f-bodies since ford 8.8's are probably the most common/cheapest rear out there that can handle some power. If it really bothered someone they...
Forum: Welding 11-08-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,343
Posted By Silverback
Um, I know that the Explorer axles have...

Um, I know that the Explorer axles have 31splines, I was under the impression that the Ranger ones were the same since it's the same chassis. Be aware that you need to go up to 33's before you're as...
Forum: Welding 11-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,343
Posted By Silverback
If anyone cares, here are some pics: ...

If anyone cares, here are some pics:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Torque-Arm-Mount-Kit-Hiltsy-TA-Mount-for-Ford-8-8-in-4th-Gen-F-Body-/293299944233?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
Forum: Welding 11-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,343
Posted By Silverback
I'm cheap, I get this swap... for a mid 11s car...

I'm cheap, I get this swap... for a mid 11s car or slower, especially with an auto (a stick beats on the drivetrain and chassis so much harder). But 500hp at the wheels, or about 600bhp, with a good...
Forum: Welding 11-07-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,343
Posted By Silverback
I wish I read this earlier... Ford 8.8...

I wish I read this earlier...

Ford 8.8 center section swap into an F-body huh, who's making that bracket kit now? I saw one a few years back and they disappeared, I'm not sure why. What is that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
And yes, the 22* and the order REALLY make that...

And yes, the 22* and the order REALLY make that big a difference, and I haven't seen any notes about working on these things anywhere else.
:p
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I got the gears installed. I cut out 2 shims...

I got the gears installed.

I cut out 2 shims out of some copper roof flashing, then started fighting this thing. The shaft on a shaft thing had me thwarted, in the position that I disassembled it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I threw the gears in the blast cabinet... they...

I threw the gears in the blast cabinet... they almost look good like this.
:cool:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-01-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Yea, honestly my TIG skills aren't as good as I'd...

Yea, honestly my TIG skills aren't as good as I'd like, and old synchrowave is enough of a hassle (and I don't have a formal welding bench that is always setup), that I find it next to impossible to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
So is there some trick to making the teeth...

So is there some trick to making the teeth smoother/look better? The odd thing I noticed that the teeth on the gear that was missing teeth were really in good shape, where the other gear it looked...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Ok, that was a fail. Might as well weld it,...

Ok, that was a fail.

Might as well weld it, and if I ruin it then I try to figure out how to machine the one from boston gear to work (Amazon stocks the PN for $25).

At this point I was pretty...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-01-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Well, I think I might have a usable gear :cool: ...

Well, I think I might have a usable gear :cool:

First I tried what I thought was the safe approach, brazing it. I looked and all my old MAPP canisters were empty, so it was going to be propane. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-28-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
It's not an option. I'd have to go measure but...

It's not an option. I'd have to go measure but there is about a 1/2" shaft that has the knob that sets blade height, and then that is sleaved with a tube that becomes the shaft for a crank that fits...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I think you have that backwards, it has a 1" OD...

I think you have that backwards, it has a 1" OD shoulder and I need it to go over a .875" shaft



Yea, I've already been wondering how to do that, in my head:

Machine a sleeve that has a 1"...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Well this is the closest that Boston Gear can...

Well this is the closest that Boston Gear can come... I could probably make this work if it wasn't for the 1" OD and me needing a .875" ID, a 1/16" wall isn't too likely to hold a set screw :(
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
At the newest this thing is from the '70's, I...

At the newest this thing is from the '70's, I believe they built this model in the '60's, did they have powdered metal back then and would it have been used in a part in a craftsman tablesaw?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
More pics. One other thing is that the teeth...

More pics. One other thing is that the teeth next to the broken teeth are deformed, not chipped like I would expect cast iron to chip.

I'm kind of leaning towards some sort of cast steel, maybe...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Before running out this morning I ran out to the...

Before running out this morning I ran out to the garage with the gear and decided to spark test it... you know, I don't know what this is made of.

I hit it with a grinder and it looked kind of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Barring a gear turning up somewhere, the way I...

Barring a gear turning up somewhere, the way I see my choices:


try brazing with a propane torch/MAP Pro. I have 2 of what used to be the biggest bernzomatic propane torches (one with a hose...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I just went digging through their catalog (I...

I just went digging through their catalog (I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier), and found that I pretty much need to find something with straight sides or at least very little shoulder...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I contacted them and am waiting for an email...

I contacted them and am waiting for an email back... honestly not too hopeful there, but if they can match the gear part I can machine the center and the thickness to what I need.



I will...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-26-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
Unfortunately not happening right now, and the...

Unfortunately not happening right now, and the friend of mine that I would have gone to with this actually died recently :(

Oxyfuel is out unless someone here is local (Maryland DC/Balt metro...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-26-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I've had OK luck welding large cast iron parts...

I've had OK luck welding large cast iron parts with stainless filler, but I assume that welding cast always = brittle HAZ which wouldn't work replacing gear teeth and they'd pop off right away.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-26-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
My understanding is that sawdust is an abrasive. ...

My understanding is that sawdust is an abrasive. Depending on species, I know that it has silica sand in it and other abrasives and is a terrible thing to get in the ways of a machine tool (coming...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-26-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Silverback
I'm not sure that I've ever seen cast steel with...

I'm not sure that I've ever seen cast steel with this visible a grain structure, I'm next to certain that it's cast iron.

That raises another question (from someone who's never brazed before). ...
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