$25-40 for a new receiver and ball? Why take the chance?
Wow, now those were so determined thieves! I see you are in Arlington. Where were you when the thing was stolen, if you don't mind me asking?No, thats not what got stolen. The part that actually bolts to the frame of the truck that the ball hitch locks into was stolen, the reciever. I still have the arm with the multi-ball in my garage.
And BTW, it pulled the 1990 New Yorker just fine.
Man I can't imagine 3.08 gears. I'm mad that I got stuck with 3.23. Have you ever thought about getting them changed?Crawdaddy Well, this upcoming weekend, I'm going to be pulling a 18' car hauler with a late 90's firebird on it. According to the different weights of the stuff I'm pulling, it looks like I may be a bit overweight for the rear gears I have. The trailer weighs about 2000 lbs, and supposedly the car weighs 3700, but we're not sure if that's empty, or loaded. That would put me at 5700, when I belive I can only pull about 3000 with the 3.08 rear gears. My uncle keeps reassuring me that if we just take the takeoffs easy, it'll be fine, but I'm a little worried...
Well, either the dealer that was consigning it for my grandmother took it off before we shipped it down here( from Amarillo) or it was taken shortly after it arrived from my driveway. I don't remember actually seeing it on the truck, and only noticed it meeting when I climbed out of the back end and didn't rip all the skin off of my shin.:rofl:Wow, now those were so determined thieves! I see you are in Arlington. Where were you when the thing was stolen, if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks. :great:.. Ya learn something new everyday.In the 60's and early 70's manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks produced rear axles that had 2 carrier gears in them. A larger outer gear and a smaller inner gear. the gears could be could switched by coming to a full stop and either pushing or pulling (depending on which gear you were changing to) a lever in the cab that was connected to the gear mechanism via a cable. One gear was for high range and unloaded driving and one gear was low range and loaded.
The gear sets had issues tho, the mechanisms would stick and the larger outer gear sets were weak and would break at times. But with todays technology it seems we could overcome those problems.
Another useful item that isnt produced anymore is an aftermarket overdrive, a company called Atlas used to make overdive cases that bolted on behind the transmission when in neural the final gear ratio was 1:1, when shifted into overdrive you could get as high as 1:42. They had 3 different final gear ratio choices. Atlas overdrives were popular on Jeeps, early Broncos, and the big three's 1/2 ton pickups.