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32 heavy axle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by qmdv, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. I have seen lots of pics of 32 ford Heavy front axle. I have one. What does a 32 light axle look like. Sombody just PM's me that 32 to 36 were exactly the same. I always thought that the 33 to 36 were the same but that the 32 was different.

    A pic would be nice.

    Tim
     
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  3. 3wLarry
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    I have seen an original '32 with the lighter axle...it looks just like the '34 axle...so I believe they both were available in 1932.

    No one has ever given a definitive answer as to why...I always assumed the heavy big beam was because of the heavier V8 versus the lighter one for the Model B...I could be wrong...
     
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  4. The '33-'36 lighter one was a dealer service replacement for the heavy one in '32 from the factory.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  5. metal man
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    Yep. There are '32 axles, and then there are 33-36 axles. If a '32 has the lighter axle, it has been changed.

    Really no such thing as a '32 "heavy" axle, it's just a '32 axle.

    From my experience anyhow.
     
  6. So there is a 32 axle and a 33-36 axle. There is no such thing a 32 heavy but that a standard 32 is heavier than a 33-36. And if they needed a heavier axle for the 32 V8 they must have re engineered and figured that they were wrong.

    I have a 32 and a 33-36. They are within a pound of each other(ultra acurate bathroom scale). The 32 just looks heavier. I think the drop is the same also.

    Tim
     
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  7. wow.....great pic ther "296"....thanks....
     
  8. porknbeaner
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    Larry
    I may be wrong which would make us both wrong in which case we wouild have to come up with one more to make it a movement. Never the less I have always made that same assumption that the heavy V lighter version of the '32 axle was for banger V V8. That said I am not absolutely sure that they even made a light axle for 32.

    Tim,
    I don't know that the '32 heavy is axtually heavier throughout the entire axle I think it is just thicker at the radius rod boss.
     
  9. nrgwizard
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    Hey, P&B'r;

    "I may be wrong which would make us both wrong in which case we would have to come up with one more to make it a movement."

    Been listening to "Alice's Restaurant" lately, have we? :D :D .

    I used to have that one memorized... :D . Vital road trip song. Found out that folks either loved it, or hated it. Same for Brother Dave Gardner, BTW.

    Marcus...
     
  10. porknbeaner
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    Actually watched the movie about 2 month's ago. But the song has been in my head since before they ended the draft. ;)
     
  11. Just brought home a rough 5w with a 4 cyl that has a heavy axel.So there were 4cyl. with that axel.
     
  12. nrgwizard
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    Hey, P&B'r;

    Unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember liking it when it 1st came out... :( . & you're right, once in, it never leaves. :D .

    Marcus...
     
  13. HomemadeHardtop57
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    It's either a 32 "heavy" or a 33-36.
     
  14. revkev6
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    yep, like has been stated here several times, there is 32 axles and 33-36. My uncle has a 32 sedan with a banger in it. completely untouched, unrestored never been apart car. guess which axle is under it ;)
     
  15. 4-port Riley
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    I've always believed that the heavy axle came in commercial vehicles??? I am questioning the 33-36 configuration. In '35 the spring was moved ahead of the axle so I assumed that is when the spring perch hole in the axle was moved too???
     
  16. tommy
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    Your belief is incorrect. I have two heavy 32 axles one from a sedan and the other from my sport coupe.
     
  17. Carter
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    This is why we don't assume things.;). Just kidding.
    While the spring did move ahead of the axle in 35, and the spindles, front drums/hubs, perch bolts, spring, etc. all changed along with the wishbone, the axle itself did not.


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