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54-61-62
07-05-2007, 01:59 PM
On a model 44, without pulling the differential cover, is there any way to tell if the rear axle is a TT?

Thanks

StudeRich
07-05-2007, 02:30 PM
Are you saying that yours has no 45B or 45C tag under a cover bolt on the right side of cover?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

DEEPNHOCK
07-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Two ways.
(a) Hard way. Jack up car. Put on jackstands. Rotate one wheel.
If the other rotates the same direction. TT.....
If it rotates the other direction... Open.

(b) Easy way. Pull diff cover fill plug.
Stick your finger in. If it goes in to the first knuckle. TT.
If it goes in to the second knuckle. Open...

(The TT carrier case is big enough to pretty much fill in the housing and it rides closer to the cover than an open carrier case)

Hope the info helps.
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by 54-61-62

On a model 44, without pulling the differential cover, is there any way to tell if the rear axle is a TT?

Thanks

Mike Van Veghten
07-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Same as any other posi.

Jack up the rear of the car, turn one rear tire...the other tire will spin the SAME direction as the one you are turning if it's got a positraction carrier.

If the opposite tire spins the "opposite" direction, it's an open carrier.

Now.....it COULD have positraction and be worn out...and will act like an open rear end. SO...ultimatly...your best bet is to remove the cover to "actually" see what's in there.
Plus you'll be doing the axle a favor by renewing the axle with fresh fluid.

Mike

rusty nut garage
07-05-2007, 04:18 PM
3rd way.
put transmission in low, increase engine speed to high RPM, dump clutch. Do you have both wheels spinning or not?
Russ

Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

54-61-62
07-05-2007, 04:41 PM
I have several loose model 44 rear axles without tags....they are not in a car and I really don't want to pull the covers off them all to figure out which ones are open or TT....

studegary
07-05-2007, 04:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by 54-61-62

I have several loose model 44 rear axles without tags....they are not in a car and I really don't want to pull the covers off them all to figure out which ones are open or TT....




Use Jeff's method (b) - look in and reach into case to determine if there is a TT unit taking up space in there.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

GTtim
07-05-2007, 07:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by 54-61-62

I have several loose model 44 rear axles without tags....they are not in a car and I really don't want to pull the covers off them all to figure out which ones are open or TT....




As Jeff said, it's really quite easy to see if it is TT. The carrier case is very close to the inside of the differential and is easily visible.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

54-61-62
07-05-2007, 10:58 PM
So are we talking about the oil fill hole in the pressed cover or the drain plug in the bottom of the cast case?

farmhawk
07-05-2007, 11:32 PM
If there not mounted in a vehicle I would think it would be easy to spin one side and see which way the other side turns?!?

Wayen K.
Libby, MT
61 Hawk (Project)

rockne10
07-05-2007, 11:35 PM
quote:Pull diff cover drain plug.I think he means fill plug, as the cover has no drain plug.

I like Russ's method. It only requires footwork and good tires. Is power braking a lost art? Not on Sunday afternoon!

DEEPNHOCK
07-06-2007, 08:41 AM
I did mean the fill plug..
Thanks for the correction... I did fix the post...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Pull diff cover drain plug.I think he means fill plug, as the cover has no drain plug.

I like Russ's method. It only requires footwork and good tires. Is power braking a lost art? Not on Sunday afternoon!

Lark Parker
07-06-2007, 09:34 AM
How about: Have a helper stick their finger in the fill hole while you dump the clutch?

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

GTtim
07-06-2007, 02:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

How about: Have a helper stick their finger in the fill hole while you dump the clutch?

Lark Parker aka Trim Trader



Awww.....that was mean. But I'm smilling!

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

DEEPNHOCK
07-07-2007, 08:25 AM
Who told you that? Stumpy?
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

How about: Have a helper stick their finger in the fill hole while you dump the clutch?