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Old 07-23-2020, 03:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rear Axle Housing Question

Sometime in the past someone replaced the housings on your car. The housing with the seam on the side is from a 1928 car. Both seams on a 1928 were on the side and are a mirror image. They both should face forward. If you swap them they will work, but the seams will be facing aft. The housing with the seam facing down is from a 1929 car. During 1929 Ford apparently had a supplier making housings with the seams on the bottom. Not all 29 housings had seams on the bottom, some were on the top. In later production the seams were all on the top. All are interchangeable. The orientation of the seams is a judging issue.

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