I sure hope someone has some spare axles just in case. I just installed the
back in my rear end. I got this car as a basket case, and you guessed it, the
axles were not installed in the rear end when I aquired the car. I've got a
Mike MacLean-60 Sprite
Frank Clarici wrote:
> Geoff Branch wrote:
> > Have both rear axels out to renew hubs and was wondering if it made sense to
> > change them side to side (left to right) so that the splines in them would
> > riding in new surfaces? Does this make any sense?
> > Geoff Branch '74 Meejut
> NO DO NOT CHANGE SIDES!
> Having snapped more then a few axles and with the advise of Paul A, I
> have learned to keep them on the side of the car they originally came
> Paul can explain it best, he probably will.
> Let's just say I switched one from one side to the other and got almost
> a whole week out of it. This was on my A40, not an overly powerful car.
> The replacment axle also snapped a few months later. It probably came
> off the other side of the parts car and I put it on the "wrong" side.
> I also snapped one on my Bugeye last summer very shortly after changing
> the diff. I did not know note which axle came out of which side and just
> put them back according to what I grabbed first.
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
> Too many Sprites (again)
> There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."