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Old 08-27-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Axel housing wheel bearing surface

Does anyone know of a shop in the Philadelphia PA area that can machine the rear wheel bearing surface on a '40 axel housing in preparation to install a repair sleeve? Any overall advice for doing this job? Thank you, Steve.
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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I had this job done on a Lincoln several yeas ago in Palmyra, NJ. Don't remember the name of the shop, but it was about 2 blocks from route 73 and about 2 blocks from the Main St. along the railroad tracks.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:03 PM   #3
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I'm lucky enough to have a shop with a crankgrinder and this is how I did mine.
Notice the radius to add strength. Perhaps you can find a local shop or I am in Northern NJ.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Hot Rod Works is another possible source: http://www.hotrodworks.com/technical...n/labor-rates/

They are in Caldwell ID. They also sell the repair sleeve, $75 ea: http://www.hotrodworks.com/product/a...repair-sleeve/
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:56 PM   #5
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Look in the "Yellow Pages" for machine shop I'll bet you can find one close by.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:01 PM   #6
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I'm lucky enough to have a shop with a crankgrinder and this is how I did mine.
Notice the radius to add strength. Perhaps you can find a local shop or I am in Northern NJ.
I really like this approach - what I'd consider the best possible way. As I need to have a couple done, will have my crank grinder use the same method!
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #7
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Be sure you get a hard sleeve, they had a few soft ones out there in the past.

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:08 AM   #8
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I had this problem, and I live in Texas. The trick is finding an old school machine shop with a lathe big enough for the axle bell to turn. I called so many machine shops and they weren't even sure they could do it, and if they could they would charge hundreds.

I finally found an old school machine shop in Arlington Texas, staff by a bunch of old timers and really old equipment. They machined the housings and pressed on the new races for $100.

Ask the old fellas in the neighborhood they should know where the good machine shops are.
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #9
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Check with the local Model A club to see who they use. The crankshaft grinder is the way to go.
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