8 3/4 axle length? something doesn't seem right

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  1. AdaBada

    AdaBada Well-Known Member

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    axles inserted fully into housing, shouldn't this spacing be close to .500?
    also did not have backing plates in place so add another .250
    sure grip w/741 casting
    measured axle from inside flange, thought this was supposed to be a little over 28"?
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  2. mcodecuda

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    Looks about right for a A-body axle
     
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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    It’s more than a half inch. I can measure a thrust block and buttons tomorrow.
     
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    buttons are hair under .500 I'm thinking .498 wrote it down somewhere but now I can't find the note!
     
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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Now you made me go out to the shop to measure them. Together they are 1.490 inches.
     
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    • MoparMike1974

      MoparMike1974 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      I have some original A body axles on the bench right now. I will go out and measure them in a few.
       
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      AdaBada Well-Known Member

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      now you made me go out to the shop and tear my CC down only to find out I was wrong! 1.488 DOH! I must have had a senior moment. I need to keep better notes!
       
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      27 3/4" From wheel side of axle flange to end of splines.
       
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      Thanks everyone for your help! Now that I have officially embarrassed myself I take back all the things I said (in my head) about the member who sold me these axles. so bright side is I get more practice setting backlash!
       
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