The next thing I need to concentrate on is getting the wheels back on the car. I have been waiting on a guy that specializes in rebuilt differentials, axles and gears, but after three months he has not been able to produce the parts. I decided to give up on him and on Monday I ordered all of the parts I am going to need to rebuild KITT's rear end.
When it came to the limited slip differential I wanted to go with the best. The Eaton Posi is supposed to be the best there is, and is fully rebuildable.
With the gears I wanted to find a good balance between power and fuel efficiency. The 3.42 seemed to be favored, however since I plan to take KITT on a lot of road trips, I opted for the 3.23 gears. They will provide much better fuel economy at highway speeds with just a slight loss to off the line power.
I also upgraded to the stronger 28 spline axles versus the stock 26.
Here is everything I ordered.
Eaton Posi Limited Slip Differential
Brand: Eaton Torque Control Products
Manufacturer's Part Number: 19599-010
Aftermarket Carrier Style: Limited slip
Cover Bolts: 10
Carrier Series: 3
Axle placement: Rear
Axle Spline Count: 28
Spline Diameter: 1.20"
Ring Gear Diameter: 7.6" AND 7.625"
Manufacturer of Axle: GM
Carrier Material: Steel
Eaton Posi prevents wheel slip before it can get started. To do that, carbon disc clutch packs, preloaded by a central spring assembly, are located behind each differential side gear. When torque input increases, clamping load on the clutch packs increases. That causes the chatter-free clutch packs to grab and transfer power to the other wheel. Eaton Posi units are rebuildable & made in the USA.
Motive Gear 3.23 Ring and Pinon Gears
Brand: Motive Gear
Manufacturer's Part Number: GM7.5-323
Ring Diameter: 7.50"
Bolts: 10, 3/8" X 18 LH Threaded
Pinion Diameter: 1.438" 27 Splines
Cases: 3.08 & NUMERICALLY LOWER & 3.23 & NUMERICALLY HIGHER
Material: 8620 Heat Treated
Motive Gear Ten Factory Axle Shaft Kit
Brand: Ten Factory
Manufacturer's Part Number: MG22103
Axle Type: C-clip
Inner Axle Splines: 28
Axle Length (in): 30.310 in.
Axle Material: 4140 chromoly
Wheel Stud Pattern: 5 x 4.75 in.
Wheel Stud Type: 12mm press-in and 1/2 in. thead-in
Wheel Studs Included: Yes
Bearings Included: Yes
Seals Included: Yes
These Motive Gear Ten Factory axle shafts are sold individually for those who just want to replace a broken or worn-out shaft or shafts. They feature tough material, forgings, and heat treating for high-quality shafts that you can depend on.
Timken Master Install Differential Bearing Kit
Manufacturer's Part Number: DRK320MK
DT Components® light duty rebuild kits are marketed by The Timken Company and available exclusively through our distributor, North Coast Bearings. Our light duty kit offering includes differential rebuild kits in four different styles and accommodate the following make: AMC/Eagle, Chrysler, Ford, GM and Toyota.
Kits come with all of the bearings, seals, gaskets (where applicable), crush sleeves, shims, pinion nuts and ring gear bolts that may be needed for the repair job.