Original Drive Shaft

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Original Drive Shaft
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Knowles - Moncton, New Brunswick on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:31 pm:

What type of steel were the original drive shafts?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 04:22 pm:

Likely made from Ford 'AA' steel.

Here is a listing, from prior thread, of the metals, Ford later, in 1927, used 'EE' steel in the drive shafts.

Ted Dumas on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 04:57 pm:
Here is Ford EE Steel and Ford AA Steel:

Ford EE

This steel is virtually identical to AISI 1038.

Carbon .35 - .40
Manganese .70 - .90
Silicon: .07 - .15
Phosphorus .03 Max
Sulphur .05 Max
Iron Balance



Ford AA

This steel is similar to but not exactly AISI 5130.

Carbon .26 - .30
Manganese .65 - .80
Chromium .80 - 1.00
Silicon .10 - .20
Phosphorus .03 Max.
Sulphur .04 Max.
Iron Balance


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