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Re: [Fot] Summers Brothers Axle Failures?

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Subject: Re: [Fot] Summers Brothers Axle Failures?
From: "Russ Moore" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:08:14 -0500
We have 4 of us up here running them; all of them the later style(they're
like art work!) and no failures of any kind. Kent Bain pushes 165 hp through
his and has no failures. Avoid any axle setup with a circlip groove, it's a
potential fracture site. I'll dig out a picture if I can find it. These are
one piece axles with hub. They aint' cheap but lots less expensive than a

Russ Moore

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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
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
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
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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