Broken differential drive gear housing

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Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Kelly Wilhelmi » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:17 pm

Hi to all. This is my first time on the forum. I have a 53 Cub that I am restoring and have discovered that the cast iron gear housing for the differential gears is broken on both sides. When I removed the final drives, it came apart. My question is can this be welded and hold or do I need to by new? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:16 pm

Welcome to the Forum!

Finals are cheap enough, I would replace them with good ones (both on my 51 had been repaired and I replaced them).
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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:51 pm

Welcome to the Forum. I agree with David. Put a wanted post in the "vine" forum and I'll bet you can find some close to you. Now would be the time to evaluate the bearings and seals and replace any that need to be as you swap the parts to the new rear finals.

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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Bill E Bob » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:40 am

A bit confused. Are we referring to the trans/diff case or the final drive castings? At any rate a good used case/casting would be the way to go as cast iron welding is tricky and with stressed castings, it would be better to find one in one piece.

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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Rick Spivey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:04 am

I think he is referring to the carrier for the gear set.
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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby dgrapes59 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:40 am

Rick Spivey wrote:I think he is referring to the carrier for the gear set.


After some coffee and reading again in the morning I would agree... sorry for the misdirect.. :oops:

But the "welcome" still stands! :wink:
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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:53 am

I think that's what he means, too, Rick. Manuals usually refer to that as the differential case. The answer is the same, though. A good used one will be easy enough to find.

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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Cecil » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:49 pm

If you are talking about the final drive housings there are 2 different ones depending on the type of brakes you have. The later models with the toggle brakes have a larger opening for the brake rods than the earlier ones.

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Re: Broken differential drive gear housing

Postby Cecil » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:49 pm

If you are talking about the final drive housings there are 2 different ones depending on the type of brakes you have. The later models with the toggle brakes have a larger opening for the brake rods than the earlier ones.


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