pinion angle shims
I have a 65 88 that has a salsbury installed. The installation was done using what I suspect are six degree wedges. On my last trip, the U bolts got loose and I sheared my axle locating pin. I am now trying to educate myself on how this wedge works.
The pin I had was pretty damaged but I think I know what it looked like. It was round on the top like an allen bolt. IT was smaller than the hole in the bottom of my axle case so it had a round thick "washer" around it to make the head fit nicely in the hole in the axle case. Is this normal?
My real point of confusion is that I dont understand how the locating pin can tighten against the wedge. The wedge is angled and when the pin is tightened at the bottom, the head of the locating pin tightens unevenly against the wedge. Then, the axle case would sit at the same angle as the wedge but the pin would be straight up and not fit correctly in the axle case. Is there some kind of special locating bolt that I need in association with the pinion angle correcting wedge? I am assuming that I lost something, or that it was never done correctly in the first place.
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