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Offline heeno

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1966 passenger side rear axle
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:15:40 AM »
Hello I have the wobbly axle blues. I require a new axle for passenger side noting LHD 28 spline. Can anyone give me some info as to where to get one of these already in Australia. Peter 0425064242 Brisbane area

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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 03:27:18 PM »
Nothing on eBay from one of the usual Mustang parts suppliers?
But what makes you think the axle is at fault? Surely it's the wheel bearing that's worn out. The wheel bearing is pressed onto the axle.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 03:30:18 PM by 67FBGT »

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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 05:22:15 PM »
Did you see if Matt Freeman has what you need as I suggested in response to your earlier request about this?

https://www.mustang.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,35247.msg332866.html#msg332866


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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 06:17:45 PM »
Not yet thx Geoff - Best I send him a messenger and see what he's got. thx again Pete

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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 06:21:04 PM »
Thx FBGT. That's a good point and something I should not dismiss.  I've had the shaft straightened twice over the past 10 years once with a speedy sleeve and pressed on at least 2 or 3 bearings/seals as well. I'll also get an opinion from the guy who had it out only 6 mths ago and see what they think. I'm getting some grease on the bottom on the wheel onto the rubber, nothing on the brake linings. When I jack the car up and take off the wheel there is a noticeable wobble on the leaking side which I thought just had to be a bent shaft but if its only a bearing I should trouble shoot that. thx

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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 09:30:11 PM »
Ah, so you've done all this before!
One thought. I've seen this on a Mustang: If a wheel bearing starts to jam up it can start to spin the outer race - which should remain still - and that wears the seating within the diff housing tube and you will get a leak as a result. The tolerance for seating the bearing on assembly is pretty fine IMO. The solution for that car's problem was to use a dab of Loctite on the outer race on assembly.

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Re: 1966 passenger side rear axle
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 12:46:43 PM »
Yep that makes some sense. Would pay to pull the shaft first before racing out and buying a new one.

 

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