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Re: Rear axle

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Subject: Re: Rear axle
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 15:05:11 -0700
I've never done this job (I have a banjo), but I'm gathering that the lack
of 1/100th of an inch of space requires using a spreader tool? Heck, I'd get
out the grinder, too, in that situation. How did they ever let that out of
engineering? Good grief...


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 7/14/05 2:28 PM, Dodd, Kelvin at wrote:

> Bob:
> I've run into this too and figured it was just a tolerance issue.
> Either that or North American molecules are a different size.
> Kelvin Dodd
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bob Howard []
>> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:07 PM
>> To: Dodd, Kelvin
>> Cc:;
>> Subject: Re: Rear axle
>> Kelvin,
>>    During the winter when some of us in our club were taking apart
>> Salisbury rear axles to see what was inside, we were able to remove
> the
>> gearsets from the two we tried w/o using the spreader tool, which we
>> didn't have anyway.
>>    Were there manufacturing tolerances great enough that sometimes the
>> tool was not required?
>>    Do you suppose it could be that some DPO simply filed off .010 from
>> the case for clearance?
>> Bob

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