Seeing that there is a diff night coming up, and the editor has asked for contributions to the newsletter, here are some of the things I learnt during the Tudor rear end overhaul. None of the books I read or websites visited answered all my questions, in fact some of them just led to more questions. The big grey area seemed to be the right amount of preload on the pinion bearings. Original service bulletins are vague about this and later restoration manuals mention torque figures in inch pounds. Someone must have sat an old mechanic down and converted his “€œfeel”€™ into a mathematical figure.

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