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Slow65Stang
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From: Reading, PA, USA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 04-15-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Slow65Stang   Click Here to Email Slow65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok this is driving me NUTS. I removed an 8in center section with no problems at all....Now im trying to get my weak 2:80 outa my 65 stang and the damn axles wont come out not matter how hard i try....any ideas here guys?????

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steve'66
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posted 04-15-2002 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you remove the four bolts holding the axle bearing retaining plates?

Assuming you did then they are just stuck. Try mounting your brake drum backwards onto the wheelstuds. Then put 3 lug nuts on backwards about a 1/4 on. And use the drum as a "slide hammer" and bang the axles out. If that doesn't work rent a axle slide hammer and get serious about it!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 04-15-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe a shot of penetrant on those bolts will help free 'em up. I'd soak the pee out of them , let it sit for a few hours and try again

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460-67Stang
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From: Southern Ohio, USA
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posted 04-16-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might also try tamping on the outside of the housing where the bearings set. Worse case use a slide hammer as previously suggested. You can always install new lug bolts if you should tear the originals up.

There should be nothing holding the axle in...assuming you've already removed the four bolts that attach the retaining plates.

Need an install kit for that 8"?

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