I am redoing the rear end in my 15 touring. Other than the oil filler plug (which I think is on the right housing) .... Is there any other difference between the left and right housings ?
This may be a silly question, but darned if I can tell any other differences.
Your brake backing plate will be upside down.
And a real 1915 housing is different from others. Dan
That's probably the only "rare" part I have left. Shoulda never sold that '10 driveshaft - I was going to build a car around it...
Bob, make sure you put your differential/ring gear in the housing correctly when it's time, or you'll be going backwards in 2 speeds and forward in one (and very slowly at that).
The bearing sleeves have a right and a left, so the axles also have a right and a left. I believe the radius rods are bolted differently from side to side too.
The brake cams have to be in front, and the perches have to be on top. So yes, left and right are different.
There ya go Steve. The easy to spot difference is the hole in the brake plate for the perches. Kinda hard to tell from the brake cams, but easy to tell from the perch holes. (Now that you pointed it out.
Thanks all for your help.
Is the reason you asked because you're looking for the housings? I have two extra '15 axle housings if you need to replace the yours with the correct style. Was going to list them on T-bay at some point soon. If so you can send me a PM and I will reply with photos.
Sorry Bud, I'm talking to my son Bob and typed his name instead.
If you look at the big ends of the housing you will see that one is machined to fit inside the other. The castings are identical, the difference is in how they are machined.
My housings are OK. I was beginning to reassemble the rear end and wanted to make sure I put the ring gear in the left housing. I thought the fill plug was on the right but wanted to make sure I had them correct.
Its hard to tell right from left until you realize the perch holes have to be up.
Thanks for the offer though ;o)
I think there is a boss for the drain plug in the left hand housing.