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    Default Richmond powertrax

    I need some help, I put in a richmond power trax no slip locker in my 8.25.
    first of all the directions do not say to reuse the spider gear thrust washers do you or don't you? and the biggest problem is ILOST THE GO NO GO guage.
    does anyone know what the measurements are?
    Also rebuilt the motor and haveing trouble getting it to Idle, I changed cams and went with comp cams A6-260H-10
    @.50 intake 212 exhaust 212
    lobe separatio 110
    this is a 95 cherokee sport so no timing adjustments posssible
    pace setter headers
    gasket matched the intake to heads.
    Any Ideas
    Checked for leaks and No leakes
    Thanks

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    What did you set your cam timing too?

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    I didn't build the engine I had a good engine shop do it, I would amagine that it is set to factor marks, He told me he had put acouple of these cams in with no problem. Whem i put the distributor in the mark on the crankshaft was at 4btdc.
    thanks

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    Did that cam affect the vacuum?
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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    I don't know if it did? Tried to run it today and it feels like I'm pulling a boat anchor. I was wondering if the pcm has to be reset, Is there away to clear the pcm? I think I should have put a SBC in it!!!!

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    I would check the fuel pressure and vacuum
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    I found the problem, the comp cam A6-260H-10 will not work with fuel injection!!!!!!! It says it right on the web site!!!!!! I don't know what todo now, pull the engine and put a new stock cam in unless you guys know of a chip or programer that can redo the pcm. This is a 95 so it has the OBD1 in it so options are very limited.
    Should have gone with a SBC

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    Thought it might be something like that. The cam will affect your vacuum which will affect your fuel pressure. Not sure what to say here. There are some cams that might work. Do a search for CARB legal cams. Any of those if there are any will work.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    Well I replaced the cam, and set it to where they say in the book, It ran but was running like a dog, so I pulled the cam out far enough to advance it one tooth and what a difference. It runs like it has a new engine!! O thats because it does. lol.
    Now I need advice on the richmond power trax. I called the gu-ru at richmond and he said that I had a Dana 35 rear end. But it is a chrysler 8.25 I did a search on the web and found pictures and it is a 8.25. But he also said that you do not use the side thrust washers with the locker. But it seems loose the go, no-go guage will almost slip in between on the no-go part. I was wondering if I could use one thrust washer (because both won't fit) and take up some oof the slop? Think that would work?

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    Are you missing some springs or something here. My understanding is the side sprockets should be pushed together by some springs or such.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    They are seperated by springs, it has to have some clearence so it can slip when going around corners.

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    Default Re: Richmond powertrax

    Here is a picture of an 8.25:

    I have a powertrax and it has no side shims. Works great.
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