Greg I read your post the first time and went "WHAT", but I know what your car does and if it works for you it will work for anyone.
Your explanation amkes perfect sense I just dont know that I could put a pinion together with nothing inbetween the bearings.
I just got my Strange pinion support and I imagine I will use the spacer & shims.
I'm still blown away by your concept though. Outside the box thinking, I love it.
So just to clarify your explanation,you dont use a crush sleeve or solid spacer at all? Where do you make the reference mark at?
I am getting ready to set up my 9" soon and I have been doing alot of reading on the subject.
I would like to try your method,sounds like a better way.
I will also be going up to Carlisle this year.I hope to get to meet you and the Battlestar !