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Old 04-02-2019, 04:47 AM   #1
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Default So Henry ... why is my banjo round?

The mystery of the diff oil going around.

https://youtu.be/9-yG3D3JBRs
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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I love stuff like this.
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Plastic cover = no heat dissipation?

Or maybe one can choose a lubricant which has a higher "viscosity curve." (i.e. can run "hotter.")

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Old 04-02-2019, 10:28 AM   #4
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That's really interesting, thanks for posting.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:11 PM   #5
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That cool, thanks for the post.

I never thought there was a reason for the shape other than the gears being round.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:30 AM   #6
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Default Re: So Henry ... why is my banjo round?

Cool! I have done the same thing with Model T transmission, installed a plastic cover to watch oil flow.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: So Henry ... why is my banjo round?

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The mystery of the diff oil going around.

https://youtu.be/9-yG3D3JBRs


good commentator and good report updraught.
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Default Re: So Henry ... why is my banjo round?

My Morris had a square diff cover. It wasn't worm drive either. Go figure.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #9
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Default Re: So Henry ... why is my banjo round?

It's round because if it were any other shape, it would sound like a different instrument.

Gale has his theory but the truth is, there are tons of square back diff covers running around on trucks pulling commercial loads with no sign of any ill effect.
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The title gives me pause.
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