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Re: [Fot] Summers Brothers Axle Failures?

Subject: Re: [Fot] Summers Brothers Axle Failures?
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:37:49 EST
FWIW I've got a set of the old Mueller axles in my spit. They're one-piece,  
with the circlip bearing retention. They have a lot of national races on  them 
from the old days when Jim Johnson had the car, plus 20 or so weekends  I've 
done. They will bend before they break.
 I've only gotten 1 set of the Summers Bros axles, they're the same  design 
but have the press-on sleeve instead of the circlip. I've have a set out  of a 
customers car on the bench right now, out of a GP car that must have a  
gazillion races on them, crack check fine. Even with sticky slicks, I have a  
time understanding how they fail, unless the suspension is repeatedly  slamming 
hard into full bump.
I think Russ Moore & Ed Barnard have gotten some over the past few  years, 
mebbe they'll jump in on this one.
drive as slow as I do & the axles will last  forever...
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