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BLstangin
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From: South Central MN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 07-03-2002 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,
My cousin had a 70 macn 1 that was fully loaded, I mean fully, but it was in a fire and it pretty well destroyed the car. But guess what? It has a 9 inch rear with a 3:00:1 rear end ratio and a 4 pinion traction lock. And he gave me the whole car for the parts for mine. So if someone needs a part I will look and see if I have it and if it is usable, but I can't guarantee it. I have a question about dissasebling the rear end. I took the brakes off of the right side, took the retainer bolts loose, and the axle slide right out, but on the left side the fire was hotter, so hot that it melted the brake pads to the drums, but I got that apart. When I took the retainer bolts out and tried to pull the axle out it wouldn't budge. So I tried using a sliding hammer and heating up the case around the bearing, still wouldn't budge so I chained the right side to a tree and hooked the left axle to a tractor and lightly pulled on it, still nothing. Am I doing something wrong? The axle turns freely but the bearing is stuck in the housing. I do not want to bend anything so any suggestions on how to get it apart? Any help would be apreciated.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-03-2002 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent deal!

It sounds like the axle bearing is really stuck in there. It should come out with the slide hammer. I'd try dousing it with Liquid Wrench {that stuff has really impressed me lately}, and if that didn't work I'd try heating the housing end with a torch to expand it, then quenching it with the Liquid Wrench. Capillary action will draw the Liquid Wrench in deeper.

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BLstangin
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From: South Central MN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 07-06-2002 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, worked like a charm!! It almost fell apart when I did that. Turns out my Grandpa has another 9 inch rear with 3.25:1 gears in it, so I am probably going to put those in the the other rear end, and have just what I was looking for. Thanks again for the help.

[This message has been edited by BLstangin (edited 07-06-2002).]

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-06-2002 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem! I hate the smell of Liquid Wrench, but boy I've done some surprising things with it lately.

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