Guys: Have been sorting and boxing up NOS parts and have found some things different on rear axle bearings sleeves. I know that there are right and lefts. I have found two types of lefts. One has Ford only on it, the other has Ford and Hyatt 4243. The Hyatt type has the gap or "V" in a different place than the plain Ford. It is closer to the tit that holds the sleeve in place. On the Ford only sleeves, the "V" is in the same place as what we are getting as replacements today.
Do not have any Hyatt right sides to compare with the Ford rights. Has anyone seen this in sleeves that they have removed? I have not or maybe I just did not pay attention.
I wonder if this would make a difference? Thanks, Dan.
I have seen the V in different positions too, but never gave it much thought. Never had a removal problem.
Dan: I have a few NOS Ford sleeves laying around. Get on my case, and I'll try to find some to talk about.
I know you guys are talking about T axle sleeves, but I ran into something on the TT sleeves. As many of you know, the replacements are neither left or right. You have have to drill your own grease hole and make your own dimple. Additionally, the slot was at a lot steeper angle than my original. Wonder why?
As for the dimple, the folks at Lang's told me they didn't think the sleeves had much tendency to rotate and they wouldn't bother making a dimple. I was still a little worried about it, so I put a little patch of weld on there just to be sure. What do you guys think about leaving the dimple off? I suppose you could get creative with the grease cup and make it extend a little ways into the sleeve to keep the sleeve from rotating and not bother with a dimple. I'd sure hate for it to extend far enough to touch the bearing though. I think a dimple is a safe bet.
I believe your correct
Hal: I have some nos ones in the stuff I got the other day. I will look at them and see if they have the dimple. Dan
I also welded a small dimple on a couple of replacements sleeves that I did for a pair of TT rear axle assemblies - figured they were there originally.
The NOS TT sleeves all have the dimple. 1927 parts book list a right and left for TT rear ends. Dan
Dan, what is the thickness on the NOS T sleeves?
I forget the numbers but on the rear axle assembly I did last summer, the originals I took out were thicker than the new hardened ones that I had purchased to replace them. Needless to say I re-used the originals. They were "RBC" brand.
I'd be careful with RBC sleeves. The new ones are too soft. The best ones are from Langs. The are not real hard, just tough.
Larry, I think the RBC sleeves that I re-used were quite old, as the differential still had babbitt thrust washers in it.
I found my notes, the new, hardened sleeves I bought were .064" thick. The old RBCs varied between .069" to .073" thick.