How can I tell what year rear end I just bought? It has taper leaf springs, but they could have been changed. Need a drive shaft spool from fun projects, but don't know which to buy.
Are there rivets around the pumpkin and if so how many? 12 rivets in a rounded pumpkin would use a closed spool. I doubt you have an earlier clam shell shaped pumpkin with 12 rivets or a 6 rivet rear but those would also use a closed spool. A no rivet rear is later and would probably use an open spool.
Reinforcing ribs on the backing plates, or not?
Oil holes in the perches, or not?
No spool there now? Picture?
Is it machined for a closed spool or not? Dan
I don't know about the spool, don' have spool or drive shaft.
Look at where the spool bolts on. Is it flat or does it have a step in it? Dan
Stepped = closed spool; flat = open.