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    So I am back in Colorado where the Lark is and while crawling around and scrapping 50 years of grease, I found the rear axle numbers, actually several. It was sold to me as a TT

    On the rear ## PAT over 2018188

    On the tag on the axle cover
    4613 3.54
    On another tag on the cover all that is left is 45

    So a 3.54 Twin Traction??? Would it have tapered axles or ??

    I finally found the block number and it checks out to be a '59 259 ci.

    I am pleasantly surprised at how rust free the floors are and only a couple pinholes in the trunk.

    Mike

    got my '59 Lark

  • #2
    Two easy TT checks...
    (1) Jack both rear wheels off the ground.
    Rotate one wheel forward. If the other one rolls the same way...TT
    (2) Pull the fill plug on the rear cover.
    Stick your index finger in the hole.
    1st knuckle..TT 2nd knuckle...no TT
    Hope the info helps.
    Jeff[8D]


    quote:Originally posted by MikeWay

    So I am back in Colorado where the Lark is and while crawling around and scrapping 50 years of grease, I found the rear axle numbers, actually several. It was sold to me as a TT

    On the rear ## PAT over 2018188

    On the tag on the axle cover
    4613 3.54
    On another tag on the cover all that is left is 45

    So a 3.54 Twin Traction??? Would it have tapered axles or ??

    I finally found the block number and it checks out to be a '59 259 ci.

    I am pleasantly surprised at how rust free the floors are and only a couple pinholes in the trunk.

    Mike

    got my '59 Lark
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      The tag with 45 on it suggests its a TT but Jeff suggested two easy tests.(the 45 represents the angle of the ramps inside the carrier that lock the two sides together).

      Tapered axles have a threaded end and hold the hub on with a large castellated nut and cotter pin.

      Flanged axles didnt come along till late 65 and 66 Studes.
      Flanged axles have a flat end.(The flange).



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

      59 Lark
      etc

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      • #4
        I generally agree with what has been said, already. But, I have a TT-equipped parts car, and you can rotate one wheel with the other locked, probably because the unit needs rebuilt. Looking at the differential through the plugged hole in the cover(or removing the cover altogether)is probably the only sure way to ascertain that it is a limited slip.

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