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Projects My first crack at a traditional hot rod

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Logan LeMaster, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    inspect your old bearings, if they are ok, then they are better than any of the new junk. get the number off the seal, any auto parts store can get them, and dont buy anything from macs, its all junk. not to be confused with mac from vanpelts sales, which is all good
     
  2. Got the grease seals and bearings out! Grease seals say NMB ford and nothing else. Guess that means I’m gonna have to do some measuring to find replacements.


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  3. rusty valley
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    google up 'axle seal fordbarn' i'll bet some numbers show up
     
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  4. fiftiescat
    Joined: Jan 22, 2013
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    78-1175 or 78-1175A is the ford part number for the seal. Type that in an eBay search and you’ll find a bunch of NOS seals for good prices.


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  5. hrdtlrdr
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    while you are this far into your project you should look at the conversion on the early ford backing plate to a newer brake set up.most here will say you do not need it but your ride will stop better and you will have the same look. some thing to look at..
     
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  6. IMG_5119.JPG so this looks like it’s worn out! I would like to find an original A set in good shape, anyone got a pair to sale?


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  7. Thanks!


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  8. New tool for the shop! She needs a little TLC but should give me years of service! Also picked up another set of 42-48 ford hydraulic brakes. Not a bad weekend haul. Really need to get back to work on this car!
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  9. ironfly28
    Joined: Dec 22, 2003
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    We need to talk to the folks at Lagunitas about a sponsorship for you.
     
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  10. They do make a fine product!
     
  11. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    a piece of 1/2" copper tube fits in the hole on the perch. then, you weld up the worn out ends, remove the tube and dress up your welds with a flap disk. the copper keeps the inside of the hole true.
     
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  12. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
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    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

    That's what I did on my A model axle bells, worked a treat
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  13. Jason Mitchell
    Joined: Sep 4, 2020
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    Jason Mitchell

    Cool build. Following.
     

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