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Old 01-30-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Are we seeing the production of brand new Model A rear axles to cease. Snyders and Brattons don't have them any longer.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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Is that a question? Some repro axles were of terrible quality and expensive. Not a good combination. Going to swap meets one gets the impression that the're still are millions out there. Hard to tell with Model A guys. I took a half dozen beautiful axles to Turlock. Offers ranged from ten to fifteen bucks. That kind of market will not support expensive repros. I needed some nice axle bells so after hearing of the local attitude, four with near perfect bearing surfaces followed me home@ $25 ea. The sleeves seem too soft and don't last well. Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
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I need to go to more of these far away swap meets. I need a banjo and nobody will part with them around my area that I've been able to find. If you have one and are willing to part, PM me asap. I'll bet I get zero reply.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:30 PM   #4
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I need to go to more of these far away swap meets. I need a banjo and nobody will part with them around my area that I've been able to find. If you have one and are willing to part, PM me asap. I'll bet I get zero reply.
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Have you tried Mike or Bill from the Early Ford Store in San Dimas? They usually have thing's like that. Please note, ... they are pretty busy so they don't alway's pick up the phone in a timely manor. You might have to try a few times.

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:25 PM   #5
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I need to go to more of these far away swap meets. I need a banjo and nobody will part with them around my area that I've been able to find. If you have one and are willing to part, PM me asap. I'll bet I get zero reply.
You might try Bert's in Denver, they have a whole junk yard of original parts. Out here in California a banjo can usually be found at the big swap meets for about $5.

A word of caution, if you come across one at a swap meet and the double race is missing, pass on it because it probably fell out because it was spun when somebody not understanding pre-load tightened down the two large nuts excessively.

Another consideration is the year of manufacture. The ones from the early cars did not have support gussets at the torque tube flange and most are cracked at the two bolt holes on each side nearest the flange. Unless you are restoring an early car for blue ribbon judging it is best to use a later one with the support gussets.

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Old 02-01-2018, 05:37 PM   #6
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Dennis,

Have you tried Mike or Bill from the Early Ford Store in San Dimas? They usually have thing's like that. Please note, ... they are pretty busy so they don't alway's pick up the phone in a timely manor. You might have to try a few times.

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I've been by there numerous times... when they were closed. I'll give them a call.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:38 PM   #7
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Heres a couple Dennis

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...465579340.html

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...457755002.html

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...415435920.html


threw this one in just because

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...481102673.html
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:47 AM   #8
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Are we seeing the production of brand new Model A rear axles to cease. Snyders and Brattons don't have them any longer.
An option I recently had to do is use an Early V8 axle which is longer and machine a new taper and key way onto it. To be honest, for what I was paying for the new axles about pays for my machine shop time to do this.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #9
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I have a few that maybe new old stock and a few that are very nice originals. I have to see what I have left from the last model a swapmeet and sold a set last year. I see your local and I can bring them to the swap meet at Freindly Ford.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:53 AM   #10
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An option I recently had to do is use an Early V8 axle which is longer and machine a new taper and key way onto it. To be honest, for what I was paying for the new axles about pays for my machine shop time to do this.
Brent,
What year axle is that from. I've done many V8 rear ends and have never seen one where the gear end matched model A.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:39 PM   #11
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I see your local and I can bring them to the swap meet at Freindly Ford.
I haven't heard of this one, ... when and were?

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Old 02-02-2018, 04:29 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=denniskliesen;1587221]I need to go to more of these far away swap meets." Zero response because most guys don't want to box-up an inexpensive hunk of cast steel. I know Tom End has done many Model A axles and even though I seldom see him out there these days, he's sounds as though he is in the same reality as I who goes to many events, too many. Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:02 PM   #13
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We are working on getting our own axles made again. Our next batch is due in April. These are American made axle.

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Old 02-02-2018, 06:43 PM   #14
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I need to go to more of these far away swap meets. I need a banjo and nobody will part with them around my area that I've been able to find. If you have one and are willing to part, PM me asap. I'll bet I get zero reply.
Hey Dennis,
'zero reply'....don't count on it !
PM me with your location and we can get you where you want to be with rear stuff !
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:10 PM   #15
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Brent,
What year axle is that from. I've done many V8 rear ends and have never seen one where the gear end matched model A.
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The V8 axles that I have, are 33 1/8" length with 16 teeth.
The model a axles that I have are shorter by 1 inch+ , and have 24 teeth
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'zero reply'....don't count on it !
PM me with your location and we can get you where you want to be with rear stuff !
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