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final drive Axle Threads

Postby cccub » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:29 am

Does any one Know the thread pitch and count on the end of the left final drive axle. Had inner axle bearing lock up in the left final drive. when having bearing pressed off had a slip and dammaged threads. have tried to file down but can not get but one turn of nut before it gets tight. looking for thread file or some way to repair threads. :?: :roll:

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Postby johnbron » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:36 am

Sometimes using a hacksaw blade works good for fixing damaged threads.
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Postby Donny M » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:09 pm

cccub,

Count the number of threads for an inch. They are fine threads so if you're anything like me you'll have to count 3 or 4 times :lol: :lol: A number 1 thread file goes to 24 tpi. 8)
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Axle thread count

Postby Bill V in Md » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:06 am

Thread count is 18 tpi. Pretty tough on the eyes (mine at least) counting thread this fine, but I also verified this is correct with a thread file.
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Postby Bill » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:48 am

Years ago I bought a box of misc. at an auction sale. One of the items was a thread gauge. Easier than trying to count threads.
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Postby cccub » Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:28 pm

Thanks for the information. have been trying to find a thread file with no luck.
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Postby George Willer » Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:20 pm

Lacking a thread gauge, it's possible to determine the pitch easily by finding a bolt that would mesh with the threads. In this case, it would be a 5/16 NC, which is 18 TPI. Saves squinting and counting. Just not as handy as a gauge. :lol:
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