Project Mini Stock, Part V Photo Gallery
Pinion install is tricky underneath. You need plenty of torque on the pinion nut to set the pinion crush sleeve. Once we got close to the torque with a portable wrench, we had to switch to a less elegant method--good old brute force. We drilled a steel bar and bolted it to the hub to lock things down then asked William "Cookie" Helms to provide the horsepower. If you go this route be very careful to check the crush sleeve often. If you torque too far it's ruined.