<VV> Differential setup

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Thu Jan 4 22:53:33 EST 2018

Yes, shop manual has all the information I needed to reassemble 

For marking the contact pattern, white lead was used for years. But you 
can not find any now. Summit carries some official Richmond Gear marking 
paste, but I have heard of using zinc oxide oil paint, lipstick, white 

My tip would be to get the adjustments as close as you can, and if it 
runs quiet, it will probably run a long time.

Frank DuVal
> Preload, lash and gear contact pattern are critical.  You did replace the two seals on the pinion and all 3 adjuster o-rings, right?
> If you are using the same gears the shims are probably correct.
> The shop manual had good pictures of the needed contact pattern.
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> From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Otb Customs via VirtualVairs
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> Subject: <VV> Differential setup
> Any tips or advice on aligning / setting the differential before matong it back with the transmission, the differential manual is a little lacking on the install process but thorough on the breakdown process. It is a 62 rear end with automatic trans I don't think it has positrac, we have the new gears installed and are not sure about the shims and what all needs done before setting the lock

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