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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

I just last week checked the internal condition of a spare engine I have from the US. The pistons in it had been treated that way. I put it back together without changing anything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

Lawrie, I don't know how much my father expanded those pistons but they were small to start with (Austin A30). We drove the wheels off that car for years till my sister tried sitting on 100 k on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

I've seen piston slap removed in an old motor by using lead shot blasted against the skirts to enlarge them. A set of rings, a hone, a valve job, adjust the bearings and away we go!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

While that amy be true, the hubs always wear bell shaped. Must be flex in the system, most likely when cornering or a side load for some other reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

I believe the grooves are not there for anything to do with lubrication. It is more to do with the way they were made. A strip of the appropriate alloy steel was twisted into a cylinder, ground and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

Met Steve when we were in Denver last year! With new sleeves on the axle housing and sleeves in the hub, the roiginal rollers are way too big. Most people use the smaller diameter V8 rollers. I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,152
Posted By Synchro909
Re: Rear axle housing repair sleeves not hardened

I think you're doing the right thing using Bert's sleeves. They are thicker and hardened to a reasonable degree. They will last. I haven't seen a decent sleeve from any of the other vendors. I'd also...
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