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Rear axle tech triva

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  • Rear axle tech triva

    Had a issue come up today while reinstalled the axles in the truck rear end that I had regeared to a 3:54 TT from a 4:10. The axles would go in all but the last half inch and the outer bearing were not seating in the housing.
    I was at wits end, checked to make sure the axle was not hitting the thrust block, looked for any obvious reason for the problem, nada. Called Ted Harbit, had him scratching, but no idea. Now between Ted and I, we've got a 100 years of Studebaker wrench turning between us, and we were still stumped. What did I find out the problem was ? ( Hint, it's stupid once I figured it out with the help of the rear end shop, maybe stupid enough for Ted to think I would have known better. )



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    63 Avanti R1
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    63 Lark 2 door
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    "Button, button, who's got the button".


    Dwain G.
    (We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....we're now Ozark Americans)!

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    • #3
      Nope, thrust block was in place and ready to go, besides, both axles would not got in all the way, not just the right. Try again.


      64 Commander 2 dr.
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
      63 Avanti R1
      63 Daytona convert
      63 Lark 2 door
      63 Lark 2 door #2
      62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
      62 Lark 2 door
      62 GT Hawk 4 speed
      60 Lark HT
      60 Hawk
      59 3E truck
      52 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        The side gear splines and clutch hub splines werent aligned.

        Would a NOS TT axle assy be shipped with the thrust buttons inside???
        I got a Dana 60 TT axle assy and the input yoke wont turn.
        Just wondering if it is locked up from none use or if the thrust buttons were in there and fell out during shipping and handling over the years.
        BTW theres no axles installed.

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        • #5
          Correct ! never had the issue before, because I never had the center section apart when swapping axles, and they need to be aligned. I turned the axle a bit until the spider gears lined up with the already engaged clutch hub. It just never occurred to me before since they stay "in time" when you just pull the axles. BTW, there is no clutch hub with the open rears, so don't sweat them.




          64 Commander 2 dr.
          63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
          63 Avanti R1
          63 Daytona convert
          63 Lark 2 door
          63 Lark 2 door #2
          62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
          62 Lark 2 door
          62 GT Hawk 4 speed
          60 Lark HT
          60 Hawk
          59 3E truck
          52 Starliner
          51 Commander

          JDP Maryland

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