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cynot65
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posted 11-23-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well the axle is ready to go back together. All of the seals, bearings, etc. and the like are on. I found out that the carrier housing has etched "inside of it" what size the rear is. This is the cleanest rear end I've ever seen. I sanded the entire unit then POR 15'd it then sprayed a PPG sealant primer on it and the painted it Satin Black. The Pumkin was done the same way except it was painted Red Oxide. Both pieces were clear coated 3 times and man that s**t looks good. Here's my question though, I have found the proper torque spec's for the bolts,(25-40)I have not found if there is any specific order to tightening them. Should commom sense tighen them by going diagonally from each bolt or is there a certain order?
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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2001 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is no particular sequence or tightening order to follow other than common sense.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-24-2001 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tony,
You have it right. Use a star pattern by going diagonally.

Dave & Terri

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cynot65
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posted 11-24-2001 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, Dave and Terri,
I had a hunch and this time I was right.
I have this book called Glenn's Auto Repair Manual published by Chiltons for 1965 and on the cover of it it states "Covering Every American made car from 1953 to 1965. There are specs in there for an Edsel. how cool is that!!! This book which is about 4 inches thick, has every thing about everything there is on every American made car. So if you have a car that you need some info about, I'm sure I could find it in the book.
Tony C*

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