RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

Axel

REINFORCEMENT ADDED TO TRUCK AXLE HOUSINGS

To still further increase the strength of the present design truck axle housings four new ribs have been added on the outside of the right and left axle housing bells. (See Fig. 1185.) These ribs serve as an additional reinforcement for the housings.

CHANGES IN TRUCK REAR AXLE

To still further increase the strength and wearing qualities of the truck rear axle several improvements have recently been made. The method of grinding the rear axle shaft has been changed to improve the fit in the hub. This change in the grinding cannot be noted by visual inspection. The rear hub and drum assemblies …

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CHANGE IN TRUCK AXLE HOUSING

Heretofore present design truck axles have been assembled with at least one .060″ shim placed between the pinion bearing and axle housing. This shim was used in regulating the pinion adjustment. In present truck axle production these shims are no longer used. The assembly at this point being the same as used in Model “A” …

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TRUCK AXLE REPLACEMENT

If you should receive an inquiry as to whether the new truck bevel axle can be installed under a truck formerly equipped with a worm type axle, you can advise that it would be possible to do so in trucks having the emergency brake in the center. If the truck is equipped with a rear …

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SERVICING THE NEW AXLE

From a service standpoint the only operations that will require special attention on the part of mechanics is the adjustment of the pinion bearings and securing the correct tooth contact between the pinion and ring gear. These adjustments are very important. The ring gear is riveted on to the differential case and will be sold …

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Truck Rear Axel

Fig. 827 shows the new rear axle for the truck. The new· axle is of the spiral bevel gear type-exceptionally efficient in design, and of rugged construction throughout. The pinion shaft is straddle mounted with double taper roller bearings at front, and heavy spiral roller bearing at rear. The axle shafts are of a considerably …

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Axle and Transmission Lubricant

M-533 lubricant used in the transmission, differential and dual high should be thinned with 10% kerosene for cold weather operation. To assist you in estimating the quantity of kerosene to add we are listing the amount of lubricant carried in these assemblies. Transmission …………….. 1 pint Rear axle (car) …………….. l 1/2 quarts Truck worm …

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Ratio Axles

((560)) 7.25 to 1 ratio stuck axles have the letter A stamped on the left axle housing next to the rivets on the bell (See Fig 560). 5.17 to 1 ratio axles are stamped with the letter B at the same point.

The Running Gear

Checking Front Wheels for Side Play The front wheels should be jacked up periodically and tested for smoothness of running and side play. To determine if there is any excessive side play, grasp the sides of the tire and shake the wheel. Do not mistake loose spindle bushings for loose bearings. Insert a cold chisel …

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