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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by model-a-fan, Jan 20, 2009.
What is the best way to confirm this after the old brackes are removed and ground down?
rotary table and test indicator in a mill?
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
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?
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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