Rear Axle Assembling

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Rear Axle Assembling
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By P. Jamison- PA on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm:

The MTFCA Manual recommends assembling the driveshaft, rear axle and radius rods as one unit and then installing it in the car. Is that the best way to go?

Phil


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:57 pm:

Yes. In all honesty, I can't possibly imagine installing all of those parts separately under the car. Additionally, the drive shaft pinion and the ring gear mesh need to be correctly adjusted. I wouldn't want to try that under the car. My two cents worth, perhaps over valued. Good luck with your project. Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:59 pm:

I've just finished doing it both ways. It was much easier assembling the whole unit before installing it. Packing the U-joint with grease really helped inserting the drive shaft to trans. Search the forum, I found really good info and pictures of this job. PK


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter -- Sparta, Missouri, USA on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 04:57 pm:

I believe some use some type of stand to assemble the rear end. Could someone post photos or either an old stand for this purpose or even one that is homemade.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 06:04 pm:

Here's a home-made one in use (best view starting at 4:45):

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/390601.html?1385415681


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