The right stuff now comes in various types, upon my retirement, 1 minute black was all that they offered. You have to assemble the parts and torque to specs within 5 minutes on the original 1 minute black. If kept sealed I have kept the product for 2 years on the shelf. Also for those that do not know it. The Loctite bottles you have in your shop will get sticky after a while. This is normal because the bottles have very tiny holes in them to allow air in. The product sets in the absence of air so never put a sticky bottle of Loctite in a zip lock bag.I appreciate the replies. With this long term intermittent clunking for the last 3 years it seems logical to me now that the main pinion bearing would be worn. Things have gradually gotten more sloppy over the years, so…. gradual that it’s something that you hardly notice, until the funny noise or noises come.
I’m going to take a little movie of what I see, I’ll have my daughter who’s now taking a big interest in the mechanics, turn the drive shaft like I was doing back and forth, we’ll rotate the wheels too. Hopefully it can be somewhat educational. Any further suggestions on how to proceed would be helpful. I’ve also been reading and watching videos on open differentials to try and learn the general concept.
I wasn’t going to, but now I’m going to remove the cover on my 73’ rear differential and attempt a similar inspection before installing it.
I’m going to get this version of “The Right Stuff”, as this isn’t supposed to clog as easily? Hopefully one’s just as good as the other.
Thanks again for everyone’s input and help.