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Technical 1939 Banjo Rear Question

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SleightsburghMC, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. SleightsburghMC
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    I bought a 39 banjo rear for my Av8 project to use with a 33-34 driveshaft i picked up. I pulled the torque tube to find a solid driveshaft with no coupler. It has wide 5 hydraulic brakes so I'm a bit confused as to what I have here or what I'm missing? Any good advice is always appreciated!

    Bill

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  2. jailhousebob
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    The rear is out of a 39 or 40 Mercury.One piece solid driveshaft for the entire length with the pinion milled on the shaft.The Torque tube also has a visable splice to lengthen it due to the extended wheelbase of the Merc.Check the #'s on the housing. It should have a 3:54 gearset. If they are good you can cut the shaft and have the stub splined to fit a stock ford coupler.I've done a few of these,the trick is in finding a Machinist willing to do the work,The axle's and housings are the same as 37 to 40 Ford. Bob
     
  3. SleightsburghMC
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    Thanks Bob!


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  4. Kiwi 4d
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    Yes jailhouse bob is correct , we have done one of these too, found the super long pinion drive in pile and kept hunting in the pile to track down the matching 3.54 crown wheel. Then found a machinist to cut the pinion down and mill six splines into it.
     

  5. SleightsburghMC
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    Just checked it. Looks to be 3.54. Just have to find a good machinist in the Hudson Valley.


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  6. jailhousebob
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    I'm in the hudson valley and am about to have my machinist do one (if i can talk him into it again) i won't have contact with him for about 2 weeks but i can ask if he will do yours as well.In the meantime,if you find someone that is good (and reliable) please let me know.I lost one of these and a substantial payment when i sent the work out of state and never got it back (or the money) so i like to deal with someone in person. Bob
     
  7. SleightsburghMC
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    Thanks Bob! Ill let you know if I find someone too.


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