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Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

HELP! Please see my wanted ad.......Winston

Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

Winston

I have a recollection that Austin, in their wisdom, changed from RH thread to LH thread at some point of production making life even harder 85 years on.
My advice is probably to start machining but I hope that you get lucky.

Charles

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

If the tube has the ends brazed on then it is a right handed thread. If the tube is friction welded then it is a left handed one.
Hope this helps.

Location: Deepest darkest Kent

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

I can help you after Easter - let me know then if nothing turns up in the mean time.

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

Is it l/h or r/h thread Winston ?

Location: Channel Islands

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

So, now back in the workshop, i have examined the torque tube, and in the light of the comments above, i find it is a left hand thread, which makes me even more reluctant to go with Charles' suggestion (yet!), I also find that is a brazed together torque tube! Sorry Robert......Any help much appreciated! W

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

Quote: Winston Teague
So, now back in the workshop, i have examined the torque tube, and in the light of the comments above, i find it is a left hand thread, which makes me even more reluctant to go with Charles' suggestion (yet!), I also find that is a brazed together torque tube! Sorry Robert......Any help much appreciated! W


Are you a man or a mouse Winston? My lathe has a big lever marked "LH/RH" to make it easy!

Or wait for Ruaraidh to get back after Easter.....

Charles

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

Hi
I have just unearthed a complete torque tube intact with pinion which has a screw in retainer.( the pinion looks good )
I had to look in the John Platts picture book to ID it.
I think it was fitted to a later D type axle which was in the collection of spare parts I inherited from my father.

I need to have another dive into the dark corners to find the 1933/4 torque tube I am after.

I have no need of the 1932 torque tube assembly.
I have not looked to work out if it is left or right hand thread, it has been dot punched to lock the ring.

I will be at Wiscombe in May

Cheers Richard

Location: Wild Cornwall.

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Re: Bearing Retaining Collar, 31/32 Rear Axle Torque Tube

This is exciting, if I have any of the bits you need do let me know. Many thanks, W