Well, the rear axle is ready to be installed. It turns out a PO had a 4.10 gear installed and a very nice Power-Loc limited slip. Due to the type of Power-Loc carrier, I could not use it for the 3.07 gear I wanted to install. I replaced it with a AuburnGear unit and a 3.07 ring and pinion. Looking forward to cruising at highways speeds not screaming down the road.
Common knowledge to some of you – Some lessons learned about my Tigers rear. It has two piece axle shafts that are 19 spline. 19 spine is not common, 30 spline is, and was used on 60’s – 70’s vehicles. This makes finding a limited slip a challenge. The two piece axle shafts require a "floater" in the rear diff which also limits LS units. The pinion gear has a coarse spline that the yoke bolts too. I had to replace the yoke with a spicer unit that has fine splines otherwise you will not be able to find a 3.07 gear. My drive shaft rear U-Joint will just bolt to the spicer yoke which is nice.
So my quick easy and cheap gear change cost almost 4X what I thought it would. Ahhhhhhhhh….Tiger ownership is great 😉
A footnote – I also replaced a rear brake cylinder which I got from SS. I found that the two slots that the parking brake lever swivels in were way two small and required quite a bit of opening with a rotary tool for the brake lever to seat properly. Anyone else find this issue?
ah, i’m looking forwards to the delight of fitting my LSD and rear disc brakes this winter after the clutch is finished. i think i’ve already bought everything i need which should mean the extra that i’m bound to end up spending isn’t too uncomfortable…
i plan on keeping the 2.88. there’s plenty of power and i value the higher speed cruising.
did you have much trouble shimming the bearing play?