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Differential holder ??
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: November 06, 2019 04:44PM

What do you all use to hold the Diff while rebuilding it?

Ron62
1967 500 Coupe 110 PG
Residing in Massachusetts.

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:05PM

Bolt it to an engine stand.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:20PM

Thats what I was thinking.

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:30PM

Kent Moore made a fixture.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:31PM

Sit in on my workbench

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 06, 2019 05:37PM

[www.ebay.com]
It works for transmissions and differentials.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 06, 2019 09:19PM

Sit on my workbench, just like the transmission and the engine do for rebuilding.

Engine stands are for heavy cast iron blocks that do not sit on the workbench.thumbs up

Never saw the need to mount a Corvair engine or other drivetrain part to rebuild it.

Even in all the tech sessions over the years, differentials were built on a workbench.winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 07, 2019 02:30AM

I put mine on the engine stand as I was in Rick's hanger and tables were at premium. I was able to roll it outside to clean and back inside to detail and seal replace. It also had the PG transmission hanging on it. So it worked out great.

At home I have a wood roller and a hydraulic table that I use for different things. They are strong enough to hold an engine with transaxle,if needed. Both were busy when I needed to work on the transaxle.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: REM654DPG ()
Date: November 07, 2019 09:39PM

I welded one of those strut rod brackets to some angle. Works great for assembly as you can clamp it to the bench to hold it secure but it's just for lates. Need to figure one for the earlies one of these days.

Regan Metcalf
Portland, OR

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: Ron62 ()
Date: November 08, 2019 07:01AM

Thanks everyone.

Having never done this before, I just assumed some sort of holder would be needed to hold the diff from moving around while rebuilding it.
Ill try the working on the bench method and if that doesn't work, I have an engine stand I can bolt it to.

Ron62
1967 500 Coupe 110 PG
Residing in Massachusetts.

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Re: Differential holder ??
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 08, 2019 01:48PM

Regan,
That is nice!
I wonder if you could add a plate in the middle to bolt a '64 to?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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