Just to be completely clear, I won't really be using any old parts. The sending unit in my wagon is a Delco unit that is basically brand new. I paid like $250 for it or whatever.
Ah so, "almost new" and $250. Thank god my ch. ass rep is safe. You know I was just razzing a fellow FWBer. Seriously, smart you're re-purposing and sounds like taking advantage of carmaker's default to commonality whenever they can pull it off.
Fred, I read up on Detroit Locker and it looks pretty slick. For Fleetwooders improving on the pegleg is tough considering the traction control. I imagine it's possible to swap out the carrier for that or another LSD, but it would also require of course resetting or changing the ring & pinion. At least (I don't think) there's no issues with reluctor(s) as those are installed on the axles, not pinion. As the least costly "posi", and without tearing the rear apart, the Powertraxx No-Slip seemed perfect. $400 and an afternoon and done. There were some impressive clunks at first when it released from being bound up, but now with it worn in only a little thunk every few months mostly real slow in a parking lot. For FW'ers, outside of always risking the TC's dreaded 'Throttle Relaxer' if gassing it too strong (and usually at the most inopportune moment with a dumptruck gaining on your ass), probably the biggest benefit is not ending up completely stranded when there's little traction (snow/ice/mud/gravel). Normally the TC instantly retards timing and slams off the accelerator at the slightest provocation whenever one wheel loses traction. In real bad conditions it ends up like all 4 brakes are locked. Sure you can turn off the TC but then it's fulltime permanent one-wheel spin, but only worse than any other one-wheel-drive car I've owned.
Now if putting a foot in it just a split-second of stall and then full lockup and zoom. I'll have the wife flip off the TC for even faster launch when crucial. Now with my black car the Auburn is dying at 75,XXX. It'll likely get a gear upgrade with an Eaton or that locker.
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\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
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