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Author Topic:   Bent housing ?
flyin747
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted August 23, 2004 08:12 PM  
How can I check to see if my rearend housing is bent? It is out of the car and one axle is bent bad. I suspect it has been tweeked for awile because I've had trouble keeping right side seals in it.

ford 9"

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 23, 2004 09:45 PM  
With the rear already out this is easier.
- Put the wheels/tires on both sides.
- Put the tires inside some old wheels,
up on blocks, whatever...you are making
clearance for the pinon snout to rotate
- Block the pinion yoke at a level position
- Measure from a line scribed on tire front
and rear - just like measuring toe
- Rotate the whole axle housing so
that the pinion yoke is now facing
vertical position
- Measure toe again
- do this at 90 degree increments, if the
tubes are not square the measurements
will change.
I got this from Duke Southard's video tape series, he shows how you can heat and cool small areas on the tube to pull minor tweaks back to straight.

    

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