Making a wide-track rear axle

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Making a wide-track rear axle

Post by ChrisB » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:19 pm

They are not available from the vendors any more due to demand.

We (mainly Glen) did the work on a South Bend 10" lathe. Have the thread, taper and keyway done.

Notice taper attachment behind lathe bed.
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Post by ChrisB » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 pm

Better picture of the taper attachment.
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Post by ChrisB » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:38 pm

We started with a 1 1/8 inch shaft, heat treated 4140, 36 inches long.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAnpF6EmXlc
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Post by Quickm007 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm

Nice Job Gentlemen.
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Post by John E. Guitar » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 pm

Looks good!

Is this going into a speedster?


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Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

Post by Philip » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 pm

What Rockwell is the stock you are using and where did you get it?. Philip

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Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

Post by John Warren » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:09 pm

I think I have a set of wide track axles. The gears are made on the axles
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