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We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

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Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1258475 Tue Mar 13 2018 02:04 AM
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So when you are all done you will have installed a:
1954 3600 3/4 ton truck's 235 engine, bell housing, 4 speed transmission and the 2 open drive shafts with carrier bearing, into a 1950 3600 3/4 ton chassis.
I see you have swapped out the 1950 rear engine cross member for the 1954 rear engine cross member. 1954 rear engine mount change "courtesy tclederman"
When using the 1954 front drive shaft, does its carrier bearing support bracket line-up with the 1950 drive shaft carrier bearing cross member?

No big hurry with the film strip request.

Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1258483 Tue Mar 13 2018 02:55 AM
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'Bolter
Everything looks like it lines up, we will see pretty soon.

Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1258495 Tue Mar 13 2018 05:54 AM
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'Bolter
I have a NOS ring gear. There is no front or back to them.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...WE1zT3haWXJEMmZEWHJlamdORWNVMEtDVFRiVEV3

I heat the ring gear with a rose bud and flip it using a pair of welding gloves. I have done this on everything from GMC trucks to John Deere tractors.

Re: Ring gear issue:
crenwelge #1258500 Tue Mar 13 2018 12:26 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by crenwelge
I have a NOS ring gear. There is no front or back to them.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...WE1zT3haWXJEMmZEWHJlamdORWNVMEtDVFRiVEV3

I heat the ring gear with a rose bud and flip it using a pair of welding gloves. I have done this on everything from GMC trucks to John Deere tractors.



As another data point:
Does not look like my Original or the replacement ring gear on my truck.

Factory GMC shop manual: “Make sure chamfered edge of the ring gear teeth are installed toward engine side of flywheel”.




Last edited by showkey; Tue Mar 13 2018 02:45 PM.
Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1258505 Tue Mar 13 2018 01:54 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Look at the teeth on the starter drive- - - -rhee is a definite bevel there to guide the gear into the flywheel ring teeth, so a bevel on the flywheel gear is not really necessary.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1258528 Tue Mar 13 2018 05:09 PM
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'Bolter
When we had my truck engine (235.5 cu-in) and transmission out, my mechanic helper (with many years of operating garages) suggested removing the ring gear and flipping it around. We heated, removed and reinstalled it. This was done 8 yrs. ago, and thousands? of starts later I’ve had no problems.

Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1435927 Tue Jan 04 2022 12:09 AM
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'Bolter
Brad Allen hang your flywheel ring gear where you can heat it with your acetylene torch go around slowly till there is a haze following your torch,vise grip it on your cool flywheel should go righton there. Let it cool,if any gaps close-up with a drift punch. If ring gear has teeth that are v-shaped put them where starter drive hits them.

Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1435966 Tue Jan 04 2022 03:25 AM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Use a gas grill with several burners and a hinged lid to heat the ring gear. It works a lot better than using a torch.

Watch this you tube video of wagon wheel builders sometime- - - -they build a fire around the iron tire and burn it down to coals, then drop it over the wooden wheel and use buckets of water and a garden hose to shrink it! Skip to about the 22 minute mark to see the tire installation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd0-eiOPetc

Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1437115 Thu Jan 13 2022 06:56 PM
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'Bolter
Brad heat it

Re: Ring gear issue:
Brad Allen #1437238 Fri Jan 14 2022 03:28 PM
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'Bolter
I heat them with the torch on the back side. Keep the flame away from the teeth.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1972 Chevy c10 Cheyenne Super
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