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Rear end questions

Post by Mustang1964s » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 am

Hello Gentlemen,

With the help of the club workshop, the Ruckstell was able to go back together.
I put the axle tube half's together with just the paper gasket.
Is this ok? or should I have used a sealer? My concern is that, it seems that the tolerances are very tight and I don't want to mess things up.
For instance adding the paper gasket/spacer to the pinion bearing was just enough to bring it into alignment.

Do I need a gasket around the Ruskstell shift block?
I didn't get one with the gasket set. I might have ordered the wrong set.

When I pulled the U-Joint from the axle, the pin came out in three pieces.
Did I do something wrong with the pining of the end?
Here is the pic of the pieces.
Ujoint_pin.jpg


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Re: Rear end questions

Post by Kenny Edmondson » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:18 am

I don’t use a paper gasket on the housing halves. Only use ultra-black on those. That way you can bolt stuff together to get clearances set correctly then add the sealer when done. There is a gasket for the ruckstell shifter and I’ve always used those. I’m not sure what happened with your ujoint pin.


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Re: Rear end questions

Post by Humblej » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am

Steve, regarding the paper gasket, yes apply a thin layer of permatex 2b non hardening gasket sealer together with the paper gasket.

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Re: Rear end questions

Post by DanTreace » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:21 am

Just assuming the u-joint was original and was in original drive shaft. The rivet pin could have been fractured over time if it wobbled in a worn drive shaft hole. Assume you checked the i.d. of the drive shaft hole for roundness and fit of a new rivet pin. They have to fit snug on insertion, then rivet over the ends to retain that pin.

ujoint rivet hole.jpg
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Re: Rear end questions

Post by Mustang1964s » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:53 pm

With the new drive shaft. The u-joint and the pin was really snug.
I'm just a grease can away from getting back on the road.

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