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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

I haven't tried that kit from Mac's but it looks like it should work just fine. You should also check the outer end of the axle housings for wear, it is very common.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

Werner, That bearing, and the hub it rides in, should be replaced if you are going to drive the car any distance. Check the area on the end of the axle housing too. Repair "sleeves" are made for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

Once the nut is torqued there should be no looseness between the hub and axle. Is it possible the nut gets tight before the hub is all the way onto the axle? Maybe a heavy washer needs to be used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

I wouldn't use axle shims (spacers) unless absolutely necessary, they can cause problems after awhile. You probably don't need them, put the car together and drive it for a few kilos, the brakes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2019, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Rear axle shaft nut, how to turn on

I torque the nut and do not put the cotter pin in until after I have driven the car around the block, re-tighten and then install the pin. This insures that the axle and hub are seated-in properly.
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