Rear axle question

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David R.
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Joined: August 17th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Body Type: Chassis
Model Year: 1930
Location: WV

Rear axle question

Post by David R. » June 3rd, 2021, 3:13 am

In the 30-31 bevel gear axle there is a bronze thrust shoe that acts against the backside of ring gear. Is there any adjustments to this apparatus? I am currently rebuilding my truck’s rear axle. I see procedures for adjusting pinion end play and backlash but curious about this thrust plate.

David R.
Posts: 203
Joined: August 17th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Body Type: Chassis
Model Year: 1930
Location: WV

Re: Rear axle question

Post by David R. » June 13th, 2021, 2:41 am

I found the answer. The thrust shoe is mounted on a pin with countersunk head and is a straight press fit into left side housing. It is easily removed by driving it out from the outside.

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