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    Hello Everyone.

    I've got my axles out of the rear end on my 57 Hawk restoration. Now comes the stupid question. The bearings do not press against a shoulder on the axles ( the axle is one diameter where the bearing goes). What holds the axle in??? Please don't tell me just the press of the bearing. Regards--Dan

  • #2
    The outer bearing retainer holds the axle in the rear housing.
    The press of the bearing does hold the bearing in its spot on the axle. They have been that way since new.


    3E38
    4E2
    4E28
    5E13
    7E7
    8E7
    8E12
    8E28

    59 Lark
    etc

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    • #3
      That one kind of surprised me too.

      Jim

      _________1966 Avanti II RQA 0088______________Rabid Snail Racing
      Jim
      Often in error, never in doubt
      http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

      ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Thanks to all----I did mic the shaft and the axle is .0005 (1/2 thousandth) bigger behind where the bearing normally sits. The axle would have to pull thru the extra metal to come completely out. This still surprises me that the engineers would haved designed it like this. Thanks again---Dan ps---This also will make it harder to get the bearing back in the same spot---other than just a good eyeball job---any suggestions on this?

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        • #5
          Two piece axles use 14132T tapered bore bearing.(T stands for tapered bore) Bearing seats on axle taper.(It only goes so far) I usually use an appropriate size pipe and hammer to seat these on axle. They can be removed the same way or with a heavy punch and hammer.

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