1930 rear hubs

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by Bob C » May 8th, 2015, 7:42 am

My cast drums have date codes on them.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by s147881 » May 8th, 2015, 8:35 am

Was that hub cast in 1943 on May 15th or is there some secret code to the date? I will look on my hubs tonight and see if they have a date code. Thanks

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by Bob C » May 8th, 2015, 9:59 am

I assume it is 1943, it is on my mail truck and they used them into the 50's.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by ModelAkid » May 8th, 2015, 5:25 pm

I had a AA that was built in Jan. 1932 which had cast iron drums all around. It's the only AA with cast drums I have ever seen. That is the one I sold to "blgitn" and which is pictured when he posts here. Seems like there ought to be a mention of the change in the Service Bulletins. You would not want a steel drum on one side and a cast iron drum on the other side.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by s147881 » May 8th, 2015, 7:22 pm

I tried two more heating cycles today and the hub did not come loose. I upgraded my gas and was able to get entire end of hub Red Hot! Still would not come loose. Sunday I am going to try one more time before cutting the hub off. My friend said I should heat everything red hot and then pour cold water on the hub to shrink it and make it pop off. Anyone done this before? I have two replacement hubs so I am not to worried about damage to the hub at this point.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by spectria » May 8th, 2015, 11:17 pm

s147881 wrote:I tried two more heating cycles today and the hub did not come loose. I upgraded my gas and was able to get entire end of hub Red Hot! Still would not come loose. Sunday I am going to try one more time before cutting the hub off. My friend said I should heat everything red hot and then pour cold water on the hub to shrink it and make it pop off. Anyone done this before? I have two replacement hubs so I am not to worried about damage to the hub at this point.
Sure would love a video of that procedure!
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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by Drew Mashburn » May 9th, 2015, 5:50 am

s147181:

I was having a dickens of a time trying to unscrew the nuts on the U-bolts that hold the stakebed on an AA. A guy told me to get a torch and use it to heat the nuts until cherry red. He said to have a garden hose flowing and to be ready to immediately hit a cherry red nut with the water. I did so. The nuts spun off freely! I think it's worth a shot to try the procedure in your situation.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by 1crosscut » May 9th, 2015, 9:01 am

s147181

How about keeping / moving your posts on your hub removal back on to your original thread. That way in the future folks doing searches can follow the progress all the way through.
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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by Chris Haynes » May 9th, 2015, 1:29 pm

Heating then quenching you hub will harden it and make it brittle. Don't do it.

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Re: 1930 rear hubs

Post by s147881 » May 9th, 2015, 5:16 pm

Dave - thanks for the feed back - I got on wrong post by accident - thanks. I moved my post over and will be more careful in the future.

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