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Here nutcase, If you have a way some time to put in the measurements, here is a sketch of the Pinion depth tool.
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A = B = 15.0mm
C = 6.9mm although not relevent really
D = 10.0mm
E = 145.0mm
F = 26.0mm althought not relevent really
G = 58.5mm
H = 86.5mm
I = 77mm although not relevent really

Overall width = 190mm
Thickness of tool = 19.5mm+

Only other bit not there is the diameter of the round quadrants, but that can be measured from the gearbox case.
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Thanks Nutcase, This is a great help!
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I'll update my rebuild tomorrow with pics, but if people are looking to get a press for this job, especially pressing the rear pinion bearing off, get something bigger than a 6 ton one - it was right on the limit before the bearing started to move!
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8790552 Stack height tool. 195.0mm - 195.1mm if using a depth tool. 900, 99?
Someone buy this before I decide to buy a spare

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Would a 6-12" depth micrometer with a 6" foot be an acceptable substitute?
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All you need is to weld a T, then cut it to a length of 195mm from the bottom of the "crossbar" to the bottom of the T.
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Tried out my new and improved way of setting the pinion bearing preload. The block is bolted through not only the 40mm particleboard bench, but also through 25mm softwood underneath. The holes through the bench are sleeved with 2mm wall thickness stainless tube to spread the load out.



A reminder of how I used to have to do it - sitting on the floor, much much harder.

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Great stash of inner drivers you have there nutcase.
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Some of them are quite heavily worn. When I've got enough, and there is demand, I'll get them refurbished.
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Some of them are quite heavily worn. When I've got enough, and there is demand, I'll get them refurbished.
How are you doing that? Flame welding and then reground?
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Nutcase, the block you have bolted to the table, is that only saab or would a transmission shop have one of those? Im asking because the tools you have are, I would think, next to impossible to get.
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Nutcase was fortunate enough to score some dealership tools. The block on the table is not the problem, but the fitting ring that is made to fit the pinion. Check your local auctions or older transmission shops that may want to sell seldom used tools.
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How are you doing that? Flame welding and then reground?
I have absolutely no idea

The block is an adapter - probably simple to get made. As crwchf01 says, it's the rings that fit in the adapter that are hard to get (you can just see in the background a split one for the input shaft - couldn't find one anywhere so had to buy new. Not cheap
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SPX who are the official distributor.

http://saab.spx.com/index2.asp

I get them tyhrough my usual genuine parts source. Shipping is crazy money too
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Had this made. Doing the stack height measurement with a vernier or a ruler is a bit tricky due to the amount of precision required to do it right and the variable nature of those multi-purpose measuring devices.

With the tool you can measure stack height depth. I didn't manage to get the Saab tool when I bought my set, it wasn't included in the stash.

The stack height can be 195 or 195.1 mm

The tool is 195mm long and I can measure any gap with a feeler gauge.

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8390163 Locating pin

Maybe someone could give the dimensions of this pin.
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They are nice to have but not strictly necessary, you could eaisly do a build with or without these locator studs. The thread is the same size as the bolts which screw into the gearbox casing. The shank is same size as the holes the bolts fit through with a touch taken off for clearance. About 8.7mm.

The tool is for straightening up the piece while installing or removing the pinion housing so it can be pushed square into the gearbox case. It is also used for the same thing when attaching the bearing seat for the inner drivers.
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just use allthread or use the original bolts

I used the standard bolts with no dramas
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I've always had the tool so never thought about using bolts. I did check though... just now. Bolts aren't worth bothering with. Too lose in the hole. Castings flap around, you might as well just hold it with your hand. Bolts don't work properly as locating studs.
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