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Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Jeff Perkins » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm

See picture, top axle is Model T, bottom looks exactly like a T but shorter. It has not been cut or welded. Is it for a clown car? How about a FWD conversion? Opinions please!
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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by RajoRacer » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:02 pm

Most likely shortened on the gear end - pretty simple machining process to shorten & recut the key & keeper slots.

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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by KWTownsend » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:08 pm

I believe some snow machines used narrower axles.

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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Michael Peternell » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:28 pm

I'm going to guess for a tractor conversion. Shaw offered different configurations/ Wheel spacings.


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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by HPetrino » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:41 pm

I've never had one apart, but does a Ruckstell use a shorter axle on one side?


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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Erik Johnson » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:31 am

The shorter axle is for a smaller tent.

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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Jeff Perkins » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:46 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: That’s what Tim Morsher told me!
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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Norman Kling » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:48 am

The Ruckstell uses standard Ford axles on both sides. I would suspect that axle might have been cut down for a speedster or maybe for a small trailer to be pulled by a T.
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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:12 am

Model T rear axles were often modified for application on farm implements. Around here, many one-row spud diggers used them. (Blackfoot, Idaho - world potato capitol - 😉 )
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Re: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

Post by henryford2 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 am

Offset rear axle for sprint car
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