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Checking axle housing for straightness

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by model-a-fan, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. model-a-fan
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    model-a-fan
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    from Kentucky

    What is the best way to confirm this after the old brackes are removed and ground down?
     
  2. hotcoupe
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    rotary table and test indicator in a mill?
     
  3. 31Vicky with a hemi
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    31Vicky with a hemi
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    Kinda caveman-ish, I dont think its the best,
    but I had it close by so I used a cold rolled rod close to the the axle size, staight thru both outer bearings and did some measuring in the middle to check overall, and a nice straight edge along the tubes to check those
     
  4. model-a-fan
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    model-a-fan
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    from Kentucky

    I just want to ensure that I did'n warp the housing when I removed the old brackets. So a simple straight edge will do?
     
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  5. You can check flanges for parallelism with a digital level.

    Set the housing with carrier flange parallel to the floor.
    Measure angle on both axle flanges.

    Turn housing 90*, measure angle on both axle flanges.

    The digital levels are quite accurate and measure down to seconds of arc.

    Did my home-narrowed nine inch for the 31 roadster project this way and it's more accurate than the shop-done nine inch on my 32.

    If you end up buying a digital level get the 2' model and if you need longer tape it to a longer bubble level.

    I have a 4' digital and will probably cut it down one of these days.
     

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