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56fire31aa
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coupling shaft

Post by 56fire31aa » February 20th, 2015, 6:52 pm

Hi,
I am working on a 1931 AA 157 WB. It has the coupling shaft with the male female gear on the back of the transmission. The tube that covers the shaft is in rough shape. It has cracked and been welded and cracked again. I am wondering if their is supposed to be a crimp on both ends. Also, I am wondering about dimensions, so I could make one if necessary.
Thanks,
Steve

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spectria
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Re: coupling shaft

Post by spectria » February 20th, 2015, 8:40 pm

56fire31aa wrote:Hi,
I am working on a 1931 AA 157 WB. It has the coupling shaft with the male female gear on the back of the transmission. The tube that covers the shaft is in rough shape. It has cracked and been welded and cracked again. I am wondering if their is supposed to be a crimp on both ends. Also, I am wondering about dimensions, so I could make one if necessary. Thanks, Steve
Welcome to the forum.
Could you post pics of the part you describing?
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Bob C
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Re: coupling shaft

Post by Bob C » February 21st, 2015, 8:26 am

I don't have the dimensions but here is a picture that was posted before
and you can see the bead near each end of the tube.

Bob
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Neil Wilson
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Re: coupling shaft

Post by Neil Wilson » February 21st, 2015, 10:29 am

The attached is of the housing for the AA131. I believe that the AA157 housing is the same design (just longer).
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Re: coupling shaft

Post by AAholic » February 21st, 2015, 1:20 pm

I have an extra 1930 swb housing "tube" with 2 good ends that could be lengthened.

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tiredtruckrestorer
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Re: coupling shaft

Post by tiredtruckrestorer » February 21st, 2015, 1:38 pm

Steve,

I've made these already from a piece of exhaust pipe tubing. I just run a bead of weld around the tube where the raised section is and then grind it smooth. I'll check the length of an original for you.

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Re: coupling shaft

Post by E.Moore » February 21st, 2015, 5:29 pm

I have a NOS Driveshaft Tube for a 157 for sale.

Send an email if interrested to aaford157@nosford.com

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Re: coupling shaft

Post by 56fire31aa » February 22nd, 2015, 4:22 pm

Thank you all for your input.
tiredtruckrestorer - I am interested to see your measurements.
AAholic - can you email me? slvouk@gmail.com

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Re: coupling shaft

Post by Chrism » May 6th, 2015, 7:28 pm

For my project I am returning 1930 AA157 to original. Long story but I don't have original shaft. Had to buy coupling shaft for short wheel base and plan to lengthen. Can you tell me exactly how long the coupling shaft is? Thinking it is about 42 inch but would like help confirming. Thanks!

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Re: coupling shaft

Post by spectria » May 6th, 2015, 8:42 pm

Chrism wrote:For my project I am returning 1930 AA157 to original. Long story but I don't have original shaft. Had to buy coupling shaft for short wheel base and plan to lengthen. Can you tell me exactly how long the coupling shaft is? Thinking it is about 42 inch but would like help confirming. Thanks!
Chrism, Welcome to the forum!
I suggest starting a new thread about your project and let the opinions fly!
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