Topic Options
#2486289 - 04/22/18 12:20 AM How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function?
Dixie Offline
top fuel

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 2303
Loc: Ball Ground, Georgia
Like the title says, is there a way to test a sure-grip unit to see if it's functioning properly? Yeah, I know you can do burnouts and look at the black marks. I'm asking about actually testing it to see if it's working as it should.

Thanks!
_________________________
Dixie Restoration Parts
Phone -(770) 975-9898
Phone Hours: M-F 10am-5pm EST
website: www.dixierestorationparts.com
email: mail@dixierestorationparts.com
Veteran owned small business

The Best Parts at a Fair Price.

Top
#2486293 - 04/22/18 12:42 AM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
John_Kunkel Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 19902
Loc: Rio Linda, CA
Block one wheel so it can't turn and use a beam torque wrench on the other side to see how much torque it takes to turn the axle. If it takes 100 ft. lbs. or more to turn the axle the unit is good.

Might have to get creative to figure how to turn the axle with the torque wrench.
_________________________
I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

Top
#2486326 - 04/22/18 08:40 AM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
Bad340fish Offline
master

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 5974
Loc: Tulsa OK


Edited by Bad340fish (04/22/18 08:41 AM)
_________________________
68 Barracuda Formula S 340

Top
#2486347 - 04/22/18 09:43 AM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
PurpleBeeper Offline
super stock

Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 858
Loc: Chicago
I have to go with bad340fish on this one....much easier and a lot more fun.
_________________________
70 Roadrunner convt. street car 440+6, NOS, 4-spd, SS springs '96 Mustang GT convt. street car '04 4.6 SOHC, NOS, auto, lowered "Officer, that button is for short on-ramps"

Top
#2486424 - 04/22/18 12:58 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
Frankenduster Online   boogie
Moparts proctologist

Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 15681
Loc: Granite Bay CA
That picture looks like a RIGHT hand drive car.

Top
#2486454 - 04/22/18 02:54 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
Dixie Offline
top fuel

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 2303
Loc: Ball Ground, Georgia
The reason I'm asking is I hammered the car and it only left a one legger. I bought the Dana used 10+ years ago and didn't check it prior to installation. I'm wondering if it's time for a rebuild.

Thanks John, I'll see what I can rig up. 100 ft lbs sounds kinda light. Not that I'm any sort of expert.


Edited by Dixie (04/22/18 02:55 PM)
_________________________
Dixie Restoration Parts
Phone -(770) 975-9898
Phone Hours: M-F 10am-5pm EST
website: www.dixierestorationparts.com
email: mail@dixierestorationparts.com
Veteran owned small business

The Best Parts at a Fair Price.

Top
#2486457 - 04/22/18 03:00 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
John_Kunkel Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 19902
Loc: Rio Linda, CA
100 ft. lbs. would be the minimum, the good ones I've tested held tight at 150 ft. lbs.
_________________________
I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

Top
#2486504 - 04/22/18 05:22 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
Pacnorthcuda Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 19541
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
Originally Posted By Dixie
The reason I'm asking is I hammered the car and it only left a one legger. I bought the Dana used 10+ years ago and didn't check it prior to installation. I'm wondering if it's time for a rebuild.

Thanks John, I'll see what I can rig up. 100 ft lbs sounds kinda light. Not that I'm any sort of expert.


It needs a rebuild.

Top
#2486513 - 04/22/18 05:50 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
Dixie Offline
top fuel

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 2303
Loc: Ball Ground, Georgia
Originally Posted By Pacnorthcuda
Originally Posted By Dixie
The reason I'm asking is I hammered the car and it only left a one legger. I bought the Dana used 10+ years ago and didn't check it prior to installation. I'm wondering if it's time for a rebuild.

Thanks John, I'll see what I can rig up. 100 ft lbs sounds kinda light. Not that I'm any sort of expert.


It needs a rebuild.


that's what I'm thinking, just want to be sure.
_________________________
Dixie Restoration Parts
Phone -(770) 975-9898
Phone Hours: M-F 10am-5pm EST
website: www.dixierestorationparts.com
email: mail@dixierestorationparts.com
Veteran owned small business

The Best Parts at a Fair Price.

Top
#2486549 - 04/22/18 07:06 PM Re: How to test the sure-grip unit in a DANA 60 for function? [Re: Dixie]
fourgearsavoy Online   tonguue


Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 9400
Loc: Rittman Ohio
I would say it might not even be a sure-grip shruggy Just grab a ratchet and pull the cover because you're gonna need to know what you have for the re-build anyway twocents

Take you less than 10 minutes wrench

Gus beer
_________________________
64 Plymouth Savoy
493 Indy EZ's by Nick at Compu-Flow
5-Speed Richmond faceplate Liberty box
Dana 60

Top

Advertisement
Forum Stats
25,705 Registered Members
32 Forums
196,818 Topics
2,306,409 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,424 @ 06/20/18 07:18 PM
Moparts Newest Topics
Can you make a Dominator carb streetable?
by GY3
4 minutes 40 seconds ago
Sputter / backfire FiTech fuel injection
by BDW
16 minutes 3 seconds ago
Worst dragracer ever
by BloFish
18 minutes 44 seconds ago
First 68 Super Bee
by moparpollack
21 minutes 19 seconds ago