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Lincoln Lock Questions

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Guilligan, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Guilligan

    Guilligan

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    i want a locker, can you blame me? i want to do the most kick ass trails there are, but i cant afford to. so he goes my question.
    i herd that b/c i have locking hubs that when disconteced they do not attach to the carrier. i.e. if i lock it then i will have NO affects when on the road with it unlocked, but a locker when the hubs are locked. is this true?
    is doing a lincoln lock a good idea? i have heard good and bad about it.
    last is what parts do i weld. do i weld it all together like a block of metal, do i weld just where the gears meet? what do i do?

    thanks for the input.
     
  2. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    lincoln lock in the rear, love mine

    lincoln lock in the front, BAD BAD idea...poor steering, and you'll bust birfields 3-4 times per trip out.
     
  3. Guilligan

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    so i'm assuming that it is not true about the axel shafts being disconnedted? and breaking birfields is that w/ any locker up front?
     
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    The consensus is that welding the side gears to the spider gears works best and welding on the carrier is counter productive. Weld all 4 places where the teeth contact, then remove the center pin and flip the assemby over and weld the other 4 points where the teeth engage. It is easier if you MIG weld it with solid wire and shielding gas so that you don't have to chip the slag.
     
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    Just make sure you dont want to drive it on the street I did it and it really sucks going thru the drive thru at burger king :dunno:
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    unlock the hubs and leave it in 2WD and you'll never know the front was welded.

    Offroad, it's a poor idea. Even a full locker offers an opportunity for the tires to rotate at different speeds when off the throttle...my EZ-Lock almost appears to "ratchet" when I'm wedged...