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Author Topic:   rear axle identification (Please help)
posted July 15, 2003 01:02 PM
Street stock late model car, running a stock 9" housing, the axles are after market both double splined...
The kicker is on the wheel side the axles have a threaded portion for retaining the wheel hub/drive flange. The splined wheel hub has a taper built into the outside face of it and it is retained with a slotted nut with a matching taper on the back side, To lock the nut in place it uses a 1/4" cross bolt that passes through the slotted nut via the axle. The nut seems to succomb to the vibration and loads and tends to self loosen after each time on the track.(no room for double nutting not even with thin nuts or jamb nuts) Eventually this has caused the hub to wear and is nearing replacement. Weve checked with Strange, Stock Car Prtoducts, Reider Racing, Mosier, to no avail. They cant identify the brand of axle. For what its worth the axle has a part number 7165 stamped on the end and the hub has part number 7114 on it..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


posted July 15, 2003 10:16 PM
Are you for sure it's a Ford rearend?This sounds like a Dana rearend that was used in Jeeps.That's the only one that I know of that uses the setup that you have describe,other than the old Studebakers.

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