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  • doofus
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    Scott, if the thrust block has fallen out you can use a piece of broom handle to reinstall it. a dab of tacky grease will hold the block to the broom handle. once in place a shove and a quick twist will release "Button". this works with other axle in place, other wise you shove other side out! a fat broom handle works best. Luck Doofus

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  • StudeRich
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    Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Scott!
    I am always glad to have another Pacific Northwest "Member" on board. You should have a Local SDC Chapter, maybe close enough.

    Your issue is probably because your Daytona has the Optional "TT", Twin Traction, Limited Slip Differential.

    They have a Tiny little "Thrust Block", Picture 1002-11, Part Number 1544810 (for the Model 44 Axle) on V8's, that connects with the Inboard end of each Axle used as a Spacer.

    The problem is, you will have to shine a bright small light inside and see if it has fallen down in the Axle Tube and re-insert it into the Carrier before you damage it trying install the Axle.

    Do you have a Flanged Axle in your '65 or a Tapered Axle with a Nut on the end?

    To more directly answer your Question, YES you really do need the Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog, on '65/'66 Models, the Chassis Parts are Combined with the Body Parts Catalog, in addition to the '65/'66 Studebaker Shop Manual to get really good Maintenance/Repair/Restoration Help Instructions and Photos.

    FYI: I think you have a '65 Daytona Sports Sedan, a 2 Door Post SEDAN.
    No Super, No Sport, No Coupe.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 12-17-2020, 02:08 PM.

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  • Scott Warner
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    Is there a diagram of parts for the dana 44 ? Replacing wheel bearing l~h and am having trouble getting axle fully seated into carier and or housing. 65 DAYTONA SUPER SPORT COUPE

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  • Scott Warner
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    National seal#40769s is still available.

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  • 64V-K7
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    Originally posted by 3x2stude View Post
    64V,

    Is it a "flanged axle" ?

    JK
    Yes, flanged

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  • 3x2stude
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    Matt,

    Thanks for the info.

    JK

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  • mbstude
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    Stephen Allen's has the outer seals. Along with everything else.

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  • 3x2stude
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    So all that said, inner seals are available from S.I. and others. Bearings are available from S.I. and if I have the numbers I am sure they can be found elsewhere as well. The key it seems are the "outer" seals. This is a factory flanged axle housing. Is there an outer seal available or not?

    JK

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  • sweetolbob
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    If parts become a problem and it is a flanged Dana 44, look at Jeep or Off-road parts suppliers from around that year. On my 74 Avanti, I found the International Scout II Dana 44 axle bearing rebuild kit was a direct fit. One difference before my 74 was axle spline count. Make sure you know your spline count and axle diameter when you start looking.

    Bob

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  • StudeRich
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    Well, you are looking at the and of it does it have a Nut or not?

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  • 3x2stude
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    64V,

    Is it a "flanged axle" ?

    JK

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  • 3x2stude
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    I see "National" still lists the seal on their web site so no need to panic tonight. I will go to the local parts store tomorrow.

    JK

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  • 64V-K7
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    What about the CR13165 seal. They came out around mid 90's, fit my 44 axle, still available...

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  • 3x2stude
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    Rich,

    I have had the rear wheels and drums off to inspect the brakes, it has flanged axles. So are seals "unobtainable"?

    JK

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  • StudeRich
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    The 'Special" Axle Seals are NLA, you will have to search "Other" vendors for those, if it is a Late enough '65 to have Flanged Axles.

    Look for a Axle end with a Nut or NOT, behind a Rear Wheel Cover.

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