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Old 10-26-2016, 09:09 PM   #1
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Anyone know if a Ford axle shaft can be used in a Lincoln rear end? 1940 Lincoln.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:01 AM   #2
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Check the part number in a Lincoln Chassis Parts books, if a Ford number should be OK. Paul J.
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My Hollander Interchange shows 39-41 Ford, 39-40 Lincoln Zephyr, and 39-41 Mercury.

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Old 10-27-2016, 11:18 AM   #4
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Yep, same lenth. Just make sure the number of teeth corresponds with the old one.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thanks fellows, my Ford parts book lists 81A-4235 rear axle shaft overall length 32.85"-16 teeth in gear, 39-41 passenger car. Anyone have a Lincoln parts book they can look up the spec? Thanks, Ted
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Sorry, there are Lincoln part numbers for the years 36, 37-39, 40 and 41-48. Not usable in Ford cars.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:56 PM   #7
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I know the prefix on the axle part numbers differ than Ford but they will interchange. I've got a pair of NOS Ford axles in my Zephyr and I've got the old axles here and can find no difference in them compared against a Ford axle.
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I know the prefix on the axle part numbers differ than Ford but they will interchange. I've got a pair of NOS Ford axles in my Zephyr and I've got the old axles here and can find no difference in them compared against a Ford axle.
I thought that might be the case. Thanks for confirming it Ken!
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:32 PM   #9
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Ken, the 41-48 Lincoln axles are longer in length. Lincoln issued a new axle housing 16H4011 ...the shaft is about 1/2 inches longer. Also necessitated a change in the 41 fender skirts.The lower skirt edge was flattened to keep the wheel from rubbing the skirt.Did Ford change it's width also?
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Ken, the 41-48 Lincoln axles are longer in length. Lincoln issued a new axle housing 16H4011 ...the shaft is about 1/2 inches longer. Also necessitated a change in the 41 fender skirts.The lower skirt edge was flattened to keep the wheel from rubbing the skirt.Did Ford change it's width also?
I think Ford changed to the longer axle in 42. Not sure about Lincoln. But I know they were the same thru 40.
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