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« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2011, 10:58:59 AM »


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I'm surprised you didn't do an upgrade

Not yet...need to get it running, driving, and safety inspected so I can register it.  Once that's done then I will start the "Upgrades".

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« Reply #91 on: March 22, 2011, 02:17:50 PM »

Well since my back is a mess right now, I decided to clean and repaint the brake parts for the pass side front.  

Here are a couple pics....





I have bled the brakes through to the front, since the lines were open.  Nice clean fluid moving through now. Bearings cleaned up nicely and they have no pits or major wear that I can see.  A good repacking and they will be good to go.  Also does anyone have the seal # for the front drums?

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« Reply #92 on: March 22, 2011, 03:52:56 PM »

give ya 29 bucks for the lot
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« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2011, 12:56:27 PM »

Well I finally got the front brakes back together and adjusted...I have a
 new disdain for the factory set-up and adjustment on those front
brakes.



Well here are a couple before pics...

















And ready for the drums to go back on....less the springs.









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« Reply #94 on: May 03, 2011, 12:57:25 PM »

Then it was to the back to get those drums off.  I borrowed a proper
drum puller from a friend of mine on the East Coast...Thanks Steve!!







The passenger side came off with some PB Blaster and a little heat....







Looks like an axle seal is leaking....



The Drivers side fought me.  Lots of PB Blaster and heat.  And cranking
on the drum puller until I though the studs would rip free.  A little
trick I used, and not sure if it's ever been mentioned or not.



I spun the drum so the keyway was in the 12 O-clock position.  The
sprayed PB Blaster onto the keyway and then hit it with compressed air
to drive the fluid down into the hub.  Did this a few times and then
heat cycled it some more.  The drum did not let go.  I Continued doing
this but also started rotating the drum puller.  I figured perhaps the
drum puller wasn't pulling perfectly square to the hub so if I rotated
it I might get lucky and it would pop off at a certain position.  Well
this did the trick!!



Here's what it looked like when I got it off...









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« Reply #95 on: May 03, 2011, 12:58:05 PM »

Well after I got the rear drums and brakes off and found the the axle
seals were shot, I figured I pull the axles.  Well after doing much
reading through the archives I tried using my custom made slide hammer,
machinist neighbor made it and gave it to me when he moved.







This did not work...other then to take many chunks out of my leather
gloves.  I learned to wear gloves after the first time I used the slide
hammer....flesh hurts a lot more then glove leather....



So I had to figure out another way to get those axles out.  A couple
people said they used a odd set-up with a pipe wrench and hammer to pop
them loose.  This got me to thinking and looking around the garage for
something that might work.  I finally came across an old class I trailer
 hitch.



Here's what I did....











The hole for the ball was just the right size, and then the long flat
hitch was stout enough to beat on with my big hammer....worked like a
charm.


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« Reply #96 on: May 03, 2011, 12:58:34 PM »

Once I saw the odd green and brown fluid that came out of the axle, and
the condition of the pinion seal, I figured I better pull the pumpkin.  I
 had to chissel through years of grease, dirt and grime just to free up
most of the nuts on the pumpkin.











Once those were off I tried and tried to get the pumpkin loose but it
just wouldn't budge.  I finally happened to notice the small copper
crush washers...ahhh not I see why it wouldn't come loose.  So after
working those loose and off the pumpkin came out no problem.


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« Reply #97 on: May 03, 2011, 12:59:05 PM »

Then I decided I would remove the pinion seal.  Well the Yoke came off
no problem...after some more digging that is.  But the pinion seal
proved to be a formidable adversary.



After breaking by cheap seal puller I had to resort to cold chisels and
pry pars.  Took several hours but I finally vanquished this mighty foe.











Just waiting on the pinion seal to arrive so I can re-assemble the rear axle.


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« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2011, 06:44:58 PM »

When I seperated the driveshaft from the rear axle I didn't pay much
attention...since it was all caked up with 60 years of grease and grime.




Anyway today I went to re-install the drive shaft to the rear axle and
things just didn't look right, especially since they are mostly clean
now.



Have a look see.....














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« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2011, 06:46:13 PM »

And a couple more....















So tell me this is all wrong and that a previous owner cobbled this together.  


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« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2011, 06:49:26 PM »



I think I have one of those shafts.  Want me to send it up for parts?
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« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2011, 07:13:57 PM »

So, is it the wrong driveshaft, U-joints themselves, or rear end? The bolts bolt in from the rear and thread into the caps from the rear on top of it, so yeah, there is definitely something wrong here.
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« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2011, 08:46:45 PM »



It's the wrong bearing cap
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« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2011, 07:31:37 AM »

That's what I was getting at. Shouldn't they come with a new U-joint and fix the whole problem? I figure there was one for 6 cylinder engines, one for V8/Hemi engines, the latter being the larger ones. With that many years, if available, replace with a new one, for piece of mind if nothing else.
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« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2011, 07:38:01 PM »

I figure it's the yoke on the diff that is incorrect.  It just seems too big.  I've seen some pics of other 40's-50's mopars and they seem a lot smaller.  If the yoke was smaller then I think it would all bolt up fine. 

I still have the rear complete rear diff from the 48 Dodge D25 I parted out.  I will check to see what the yoke looks like on that one.

And the car is far from running yet.  So it will get the approriate new parts when the time comes...



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