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pdub25
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted December 06, 2004 07:07 AM  
Need help with a floater rearend I got in a trade with some other stuff. Can anyone help identify what brand it is? It has spun aluminum dust caps, one is longer than the other. One has "FRC" stamped in it, the other has "SMC" stamped in it.

Anyone ever replaced a snout in one? Any tips?

RACER19S
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted December 06, 2004 11:21 AM  
Take it to someone that has a Rear end Jig, other wise youll never get the tube in perfectly straight and will have to fight it constantly.

Gene
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 396
posted December 07, 2004 03:12 AM  
lots of people build those things. and quality is all over the place, there are 3 styles of bearings and hubs and they dont mix. I agree take it to someone in your area that has a jig and can repair it right. Once you know what style of hub you have, parts are easy to buy

340duster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted December 07, 2004 01:33 PM  
If you can get the numbers off the inner and outer bearings, you can figure out what type it is. As somebody else mentioned there are only a few different styles and alot of different manufacturers. Most that I have worked with are just "knock-offs" of the Howe type. My guess would be that is what you are dealing with. If you post the bearing numbers I can steer you in the right direction.

To replace a snout you should use a jig that aligns both snouts and the pumpkin too. Otherwise you could get some axle spline binding. If the snout is bent the housing may be as well.

340duster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 195
posted December 10, 2004 11:33 AM  
Try this: http://www.1speedway.com/snout_id.htm

pdub25
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted December 10, 2004 11:41 AM  
Thanks 340............thats what I needed.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted December 15, 2004 07:03 AM  
FRC was a copy of the HOWE hub, the other name was probably a replacement cap or hub from another source. Take it to a rearend shop to get fixed.

Eagle71
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted December 15, 2004 09:19 AM  
Pdub where are you located, I have a freind that builds floaters and there buisness used to be called SMC.

pdub25
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted December 15, 2004 09:26 AM  
I'm 50 miles north of kansas city.

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted December 19, 2004 11:27 AM  
after you set it up take it to bobby layne in kansas city he is near 210 and 435 he can check it for straightness...and help you out

    

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