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Old 07-24-2020, 08:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Rear Axle Housing Question

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Removed the rear axle today in 4 hours, start to finish. we found significant bearing wear on the axle hubs as well as the inner hubs on the rear drums - lots of wear and pitting. No damage to axle keyway - when I mentioned this earlier, I was thinking of another MOdel A I had owned.....sorry.

Carrier bearing races are also worn and pitted, so the plan at present is to have new sleeves pressed onto the axle hubs and in the rear wheel hubs, along with new rear wheel bearings which I understand are slightly later V8 bearings. I also plan to replace the carrier bearings and races. The pinion gear and drive shaft appear to work smoothly....not quite sure what I’ll do with these at this point.

All 20 bolts on the banjo had lock washers, and I’mnot sure if they are original or not - they do not appear to have a shoulder above the threads.

I plan to check the rear spring as well. I’ll inspect pinion and ring gear tomrrow.

Last time I removed this axle from the car was 50 years ago, and I didn’t know what I do today. Obvious the rear axle was replaced before I bought the car.

More as we progress.

Thanks for reading - Jim
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