Drive Shaft Spindle

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2008: Drive Shaft Spindle
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garry Potter on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:56 pm:

Re the 6 bolts holding the drive shaft spindle to the rear end.
Are lock washers recommended. I know lock washers were not installed by Henry, but I want to be safe.
How tight should these bolts be
Thanks
Garry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:16 am:

I believe these bolts had lock washers originally. (I am assuming you are talking about the later style with exposed bolts, not the early with studs & nuts...that kind used a lock wire.) How tight...rule of thumb I always heard was 15 ft.lbs for every 1/8" in diameter. I never torqued them, just got them gut-n-tite.
Verne Shirk
Wichita, KS


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