Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Dana 44 Thrust Blocks

  1. #1
    President Member wdills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    890

    Dana 44 Thrust Blocks

    Does an "Open" Dana 44 have the axle trust blocks/buttons like the Twin Traction (limited slip) version of the Dana 44?
    Wayne
    "Trying to shed my CASO ways"


  2. #2
    Silver Hawk Member bezhawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    here, sometimes somewhere else
    Posts
    5,059
    No, the axles just butt up against the spider gear cross shaft.
    Bez Auto Alchemy
    573-318-8948
    http://bezautoalchemy.com


    "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

  3. #3
    President Member Xcalibur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    848
    Ah, yes. The beauty of springing for the Parts and Shop Manuals. The Parts Manuals clearly shows the two differentials "exploded."

  4. #4
    President Member acolds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South hills, Pa, .
    Posts
    505
    The Studebaker parts book shows part for non locking as part number 530451 (1002-11 Plate 10-2 Rear Axle) Thrust Block . A surface is needed to set the axle end play.

  5. #5
    President Member wdills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    890
    I am back home now so I can get my hands on the manuals. I see that the "Open" diff has a single thrust block that is retained by the cross shaft. It is nothing like the little button type blocks used in the twin traction. Therefore no way for the thrust block to fall out when the axles are removed. I was concerned that I may have lost those little buttons when I pulled the axle out of this "Open" diff.
    Wayne
    "Trying to shed my CASO ways"


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •