Dimpling the new rear axle sleeves

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Dimpling the new rear axle sleeves
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bartol on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 05:41 pm:

Has anyone got a good tip on how to make the correct dimple needed on the new steel sleeves they sell for rear axles? Drilling the grease fitting hole isn't a problem, but I can see that making the dimple could be. Thanks!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 05:47 pm:

Who supplied blank sleeves?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 05:55 pm:

The "best quality" sleeves that I bought from Lang's a couple of months ago had the dimples and holes in the right places (be sure to order a right and a left, they are different).

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2509QL.aspx

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2509BQL.aspx


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 06:12 pm:

I think Chris has bought TT repro sleeves. They're made without any holes or dimples.
Here's a 2008 thread where some posters remarked they made new dimples by welding:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/77683.html?1231515495


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim williams Baldwinsville NY. on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 07:34 pm:

Chris I just took the mig welder to it keep the heat down then
Dress it off round with the die grinder works for me Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bartol on Friday, January 01, 2016 - 10:43 pm:

Correct, I have the TT sleeves, which are sold without the dimple and hole by everyone. I was thinking of dropping a small weld bump onto it.

On a side note, I took the driver side apart today and found an original Ford stamped rubber oil seal in there. It was neat to see an original seal still working.


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