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    Driveshaft Project Closeout

    Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveshaft finished up the balancing job on the two pieces of the driveshaft. When I talked to the tech he said; “That was a really interesting job”. I told him; “That’s the...
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    Drive SHaft Rebuild

    I needed 12 Grade 8, 1-inch, 24-thread pitch bolts to finish up the driveshaft project. So, knowing me, I ordered an extra one so when I lost one I would have enough to finish up the job. Before I...
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    Critical Fastener Lesson

    " I was warding off any future readers that may want to use the wrong grade bolt in a "Critical Fastener" location."

    I am always willing to be the example that gets used as a teaching opportunity....
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    "Of course cheap bolts will work....." Oh yeah...

    "Of course cheap bolts will work....." Oh yeah - guilt trip.

    Grade 8's all the way.

    And a full set of needles in the joints this time.
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    What Grade Hardware?

    I cleaned up the hardware from the drive shaft flanges and I didn't really like what I found. It appears that the 12 flange bolts were probably old hardware and several of them are showing wear...
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    Drive Shaft Discovery

    When we're just shootin' the breeze, it's just as easy to tag onto the last post as it is to try to start another string.

    I've griped about the ball and trunnion u-joints forever. I think it was...
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    :... A close out cap is what I've called them. "...

    :... A close out cap is what I've called them. "

    They are one of those things that have "trade names" that we hesitate to use in polite conversation. When they are used to close a hole in a...
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    We're getting closer to being "done". I dropped...

    We're getting closer to being "done". I dropped the driveshaft today and took it to the shop to get new U-joint boots put on (you need a press to get the cross pins out and the redneck bigger hammer...
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    Vent

    Had there been any treads left in the casting, I would have tried this one.

    Now I drop the two piece driveshaft and get new boots put on the u-joints.
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    Timken Vent

    It screws into the left side of the casting just above the differential case. And no, bronze would be a much kinder description of the vent, just plated steel.
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    Little things you find on a Quarantine Afternoon...

    Little things you find on a Quarantine Afternoon

    A. When you give a truck a thorough polishing and waxing, you find out that it has only slightly less surface area than an aircraft carrier … or...
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    Field Decisions

    A. I've already decided to reroute the tube and get the curly-Q out of the system. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I've never had a bad idea on purpose.

    B. The lube level is still...
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    OK guys, here is the interim solution to the...

    OK guys, here is the interim solution to the problem with the vent on the differential. My machinist buddy turned a plug out of Delrin that had the dimensions to screw into the remains of the...
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    Ham's '48: Rear Axle Update

    As usual with Old Jeep Projects, what you “know” often turns out to be something you really didn’t know. I’ve griped about rear axle vents leaking oil for a bit, so today while we’re in...
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    Ham's 48: Timken Rear Axle Question

    For an axle that was offered as an option for a number of years, the Timken axle still is a mystery.

    On the driver side of the clamshell differential, there is a vent. I suspect the vent is...
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