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kid vishus
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posted 01-01-2002 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
Is the reataing plate that holds the axle to the backing plate/housing end, supposed to be flat on both sides? The reason I ask, the one on my '70, is curved on the passenger side, and even with it bolted down tight, it still allows around 1/4" of movement. I finished putting it back together yesterday after changing backing plates, (it had been apart a long time), and I dont remember that much play in it when I took it apart (I'm sure there was, but I'm just not remembering that). I figured with that much movement in it, it wont allow the seal to do its job and would leak grease.

Moneymaker
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posted 01-01-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
They are supposed to be flat and but up against the backing plate just like on your race car Rob. There is no bevel or concave to them. Yours must have gotten bent somehow.

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kid vishus
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posted 01-01-2002 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
I was afraid of that. I needed to put it back together to move it out of the garage. I guess before I ever plan on driving it, I will have to fix it.

Thanks Alex.

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