Hello everyone. I have recently sandblasted, primed and painted a set of radius rods for my 20 T speedster. The other set was rusted though so bad that i believe i could literally stomp on them and break them in half. SO i am excited. However... I forgot to mark them so im not sure which is LH and which is RH. How can I tell? Also, I was pretty sure that these came off a 26-27 car. However after some investigation i noticed that it does not have the shoulder on the shaft and needs a nut behind and in front of the bracket on the torque tube. But i remember them coming off a large drum rear end... :/ They were very rusted and the torque tube/rearend/radius rods were taken off the car quite some time ago. Also the hubs had wire rim lugs on them.... So will these work on my 20? or have i wasted my time on these
They should work. Install with the seam on the bottom.
Nathan, first the left and right thing. They will fit either way. What makes them left or right is they should be fitted with the seam at the bottom, so there is no chance for them to fill with water and rust out from the inside.
Only the later 26-7 rods had the shoulder and one nut, earlier production still having the usual two nuts.
I believe the 26-7 type will not fit a 1920 rear axle. They are a different shape in the Y at the rear and are likely to be shorter due to the larger rear backing plate for the 11" brakes on the 26-7 cars.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
They will not work, the rear Y is much wider and will not fit the two bolts
sigh. well good news and bad. Good news is i got the rear end i took the radius rods off of with another rear end. One had the wire hubs and the one that i took the radius rods off of had no hubs. They look the same to my novice and untrained eye so i will try to install them. I mean... what have i got to loose right??