ForumsBasic TrainingOnline Maintenance ManualsThe M715 Zone Vin RegistryVPW's M715 Parts ListGalleriesLinks

Go Back   M715 Zone > General Tech > Modified Tech > PseudoZone - Mod Tech Archive

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
PseudoZone PseudoZone is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,396
PseudoZone is a Soldier
Default grantshire : 70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions

70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions
Post by grantshire on Oct 23, 2006, 4:05pm

I just picked up a 14 bolt for my M715 project. The axle was on the ground so I do not know from whence it came. However, we measured the WMS/WMS and it is 70". If my information is correct that means it is one of the slightly wider van type 14 bolts.

Questions are:

1. Since this is wider than the stock Dana 70 does it have to be converted to disc brakes to fit under my M715?

2. This one is SOA and the perches are faily close to the back of the backing plates. Since I want to stay SOA wouldn't I keep the same perch/pinion angle and just maybe move the perches out a little more?

3. How is the axle ratio of a 14 bolt designated (is there a tag like with Dana 44's)? We have not pulled the cover yet so I can't count teeth on the ring & pinion.

This is one heavy dude and is still at a friends house. It will be a few days before I can bring it home and get it into my garage to open it up or play with it.

Thanks for the info!

Richard
  #2  
Old December 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
PseudoZone PseudoZone is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,396
PseudoZone is a Soldier
Default wi715 :

Re: 70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions
Post by wi715 on Oct 23, 2006, 8:04pm

1. no. just knocks off the weight. those drums are heavy.
2. The angle coming out of the transfer case and the driveshaft to pinion angle need to match.
3. mine didn't have a tag, pulled cover and counted teeth


John
  #3  
Old December 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
PseudoZone PseudoZone is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,396
PseudoZone is a Soldier
Default davea :

Re: 70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions
Post by davea on Oct 24, 2006, 12:11am

If you are friendly with a G.M. parts guy, he can decode the axle from the code stamped into the top of the right hand (pass. side) axle tube. The ratio will be indicated as a three letter code such as TKB, GT4, etc. It will also tell you if it has a locking rear diff.
  #4  
Old December 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
PseudoZone PseudoZone is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,396
PseudoZone is a Soldier
Default grantshire :

Re: 70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions
Post by grantshire on Oct 24, 2006, 8:41am

wi715,

I surmised as much but I was hoping. It would have saved a bunch of money, time and hassle (parking brake issue). These are by far the biggest axles I have ever messed around with. I will have to use my engine hoist to pick it up and come up with some kind of dolly system to move it around in my garage (mainly work by myself).

Swampthang,

A friend of mine's son works in the local GM truck service department so I will get him to decode the axle numbers (it is actually at his house right now). Thanks for telling me where the stamped information is located.

Richard
  #5  
Old December 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM
PseudoZone PseudoZone is offline
Moderator

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,396
PseudoZone is a Soldier
Default tomcat :

Re: 70" WMS/WMS 14 Bolt Questions
Post by tomcat on Oct 25, 2006, 2:30pm

For Q1:
Its good to convert to discs, but this will not change your track width
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grantshire : Tire question PseudoZone PseudoZone - Open Archive 6 November 11th, 2009 01:23 AM
grantshire : Roll Bar Options PseudoZone PseudoZone - Open Archive 4 November 11th, 2009 12:26 AM
grantshire : Is a 1990 14 bolt a good axle? PseudoZone PseudoZone - Open Archive 5 November 11th, 2009 12:10 AM
grantshire : What Axles? PseudoZone PseudoZone - Open Archive 10 November 10th, 2009 11:52 PM
Questions about 14 bolt axles oskarkat Open Discussion 4 July 15th, 2009 08:01 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:29 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
1998 - 2020


This site is owned and operated by:
M715 Zone, LLC
President: Jon Schmidt, User ID=brute4c
If you have any suggestions, comments, problems or questions, contact:  brute4c@m715zone.com

Use of this site means you understand and agree to our TERMS OF USE

Copyright Notice:
This web site is subject to the protection of the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Except for Personal Use Only, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from any part of the M715 Zone website without the prior written permission of M715 Zone, LLC.

Written permission can only be obtained by contacting
brute4c@m715zone.com

Copyright 1998-2020