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  • sbca96
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    Yes, always clean your shaft prior to bringing in for inspection.

    Tom

    '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

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  • maxpower1954
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    Funny you should say that Jeff, because he already mentioned it to me. Russ Farris

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Just make sure they are clean and dry when you take them over there...
    He'll thank you for it.
    Jeff[8D]


    quote:Originally posted by maxpower1954

    I spoke to Jack, the owner of Carolina Crankshaft in Charlotte. The price to wet magnaflux both tapered rear axles on the Avanti is...(drum roll, please)... 20.00 dollars! I had to ask him twice and a few test questions to make sure he hadn't been drinking - that's not much more than a haircut around here. Said it takes about an hour.

    I could never get in touch with Fairborn to check on the flanged axle conversion, msybe they are out of town. But for 20.00 dollars and some piece of mind, magnafluxing sounds like the way to go, especially for a Sunday driver. Russ Farris

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  • maxpower1954
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    I spoke to Jack, the owner of Carolina Crankshaft in Charlotte. The price to wet magnaflux both tapered rear axles on the Avanti is...(drum roll, please)... 20.00 dollars! I had to ask him twice and a few test questions to make sure he hadn't been drinking - that's not much more than a haircut around here. Said it takes about an hour.

    I could never get in touch with Fairborn to check on the flanged axle conversion, msybe they are out of town. But for 20.00 dollars and some piece of mind, magnafluxing sounds like the way to go, especially for a Sunday driver. Russ Farris

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  • 41 Frank
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    Around $500.00 when I bought some 2 years ago.

    quote:Originally posted by maxpower1954

    Well, the Fairborn web site seems to be hacked, many of the links are corrupted and I can't get any info on the price of the flanged rear axle conversion. I'll call them Monday, but in the meantime, does anyone know how much? Russ Farris R-1 Avanti
    R-2 GT Hawk

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  • maxpower1954
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    Well, the Fairborn web site seems to be hacked, many of the links are corrupted and I can't get any info on the price of the flanged rear axle conversion. I'll call them Monday, but in the meantime, does anyone know how much? Russ Farris R-1 Avanti
    R-2 GT Hawk

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  • rusty nut garage
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    I'd check on the cost and compare it to the flanged axle upgrade.
    Keep us up to date on the cost and what the results might be.
    Russ
    quote:Originally posted by maxpower1954

    I'm pulling the rear axles shafts on my TT, 64 R-1 auto Avanti soon; it's been 30,000 miles since the axle bearings have been greased.

    Since I will have them out anyway, I was thinking about having them magnafluxed...all that talk about breaking tapered rear axles a while back got my attention. 130,000 miles since new, and I don't drive it hard. What's the general opinion about this? Any idea what magnafluxing a pair of axles might cost?

    Russ Farris R-1 Avanti
    R-2 GT Hawk

    Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
    53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
    57 SH (project)
    60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

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  • doug
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    Check with a shop that does that work. See what they charge.

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  • r1lark
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    Russ,

    My opinion is just don't mess with the tapered axles.....use the flanged axle conversion kit from Fairborn Studebaker!

    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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  • maxpower1954
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    Magnafluxing rear axles

    I'm pulling the rear axles shafts on my TT, 64 R-1 auto Avanti soon; it's been 30,000 miles since the axle bearings have been greased.

    Since I will have them out anyway, I was thinking about having them magnafluxed...all that talk about breaking tapered rear axles a while back got my attention. 130,000 miles since new, and I don't drive it hard. What's the general opinion about this? Any idea what magnafluxing a pair of axles might cost?

    Russ Farris R-1 Avanti
    R-2 GT Hawk
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