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vintage Midget rear end torque tube help needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gcrparts, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. gcrparts
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 37

    gcrparts
    Member
    from ohio

    Hello,
    I need an answer on aligning the rear end of a 1950's Hillegass midget... My question is: Should the torque tube/rear axle pinion centerline be straight inline with the center line of the engine? currently I am installing a new and different engine and the C/L of the pinion on the rear end is not in the center of the frame. it is offset to the left about 1".... Thus the torque tube would be at an angle when hooked up to my in/out box. I dont have a torque tube for it yet but I do have the drive shaft. The rear end in the car is a progressive quick change. Thanks to anyone who can help on this.......
     
  2. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 389

    Jim Dieter
    Member
    from Joliet

    Short answer...yes, or it will have rear steer, or just bound up.....not a good thing.
     
  3. The torque tube bolts solid to the front of the pinion snout, so the axle and tube form a "T" shape. Think about what happens when you push the leg of the T to the side at all...
     
  4. gcrparts
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 37

    gcrparts
    Member
    from ohio

    Thanks Guy's,
    I got it figured out. The car was originally built with a different style torque tube and the in and out box was actually part of the Tube. It was not on the back of the engine like I have now.....Basically I had to get the rear end offset inline with the driveline.....I appreciate your advice....
     
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