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  • H80N
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    Had chance to work on that bent dif yet..............

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    It's already trussed. We think this axle tube was bent from the start and we just never checked it. It's bent in the opposite direction you'd think it would be if you warp the the living daylights out welding it. Plus it's the short side. I think we can a pie out of the truss on the bent side and bend it back pretty easily.
    Cool...........

    Pls post pics...as you do... am sure many would be interested...............

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  • ryanjones2150
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    It's already trussed. We think this axle tube was bent from the start and we just never checked it. It's bent in the opposite direction you'd think it would be if you warp the the living daylights out welding it. Plus it's the short side. I think we can a pie out of the truss on the bent side and bend it back pretty easily.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post

    Ryan

    here is an article on the process for the Ford 9"

    http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ar_end_housing

    and a good thread on the HAMB

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...ousing.393748/

    Plus a bunch of YouTubes

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...housing+repair

    Once straight... are you planning on welding on a truss to reinforce it....???
    would guess that you are well ahead of me on this..............

    JEGS has one for $43..... seems cheap insurance

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Allstar+Perfor...FYg7gQodL9INpA



    Last edited by H80N; 09-02-2016, 09:36 AM.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Hadn't got to it yet. The tool is basically just a rod and end cap, slides down inside the axle tube, you chain it down to the table and use a press to bend it whichever way you need to. Keep bending until the cap on the end of the "axle" slides into place of the bearing. It's done quite a bit with dirt track cars, although I've never done it. Apparently the circle track guys do this sort of thing all the time.
    Ryan

    here is an article on the process for the Ford 9"

    http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ar_end_housing

    and a good thread on the HAMB

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...ousing.393748/

    Plus a bunch of YouTubes

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...housing+repair

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Hadn't got to it yet. The tool is basically just a rod and end cap, slides down inside the axle tube, you chain it down to the table and use a press to bend it whichever way you need to. Keep bending until the cap on the end of the "axle" slides into place of the bearing. It's done quite a bit with dirt track cars, although I've never done it. Apparently the circle track guys do this sort of thing all the time.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    But, I did get a tool to straighten this one. If we can get it straightened out, then the October standing mile down in Corpus Christi could be next on the radar. But, after reading the stupid rules (which are always a bummer), we have some things to consider. Dang it. But I guess it's all for safety's sake.
    Progress....

    Any Luck...??

    Pics..???

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  • ryanjones2150
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    I love old wagons turned into drag cars. "Always bet on the old wagon..." My uncle Larry used to say. <br />
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    We don't want to dump any money back into swapping a rear end at the moment...we have a plan for something....narrower....soon. <br />
    <br />
    But, I did get a tool to straighten this one. If we can get it straightened out, then the October standing mile down in Corpus Christi could be next on the radar. But, after reading the stupid rules (which are always a bummer), we have some things to consider. Dang it. But I guess it's all for safety's sake.

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  • aametalmaster
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    I did my drivers test in the station wagon version of that car. All of my buddies parents had wagons at that time. Pre SUV's...Bob

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Drag Week this year is most likely out, found our rearend housing is bent...and that was just the thing that put us over the budget we set. <br />
    <br />
    Looking at the standing mile...<br />
    <br />
    Two things going for us:<br />
    <br />
    1. Our lug pattern just so happens to be the same as nascar wheels, which we know can stand up to that speed and duration.<br />
    2. We're friggin' nuts. <br />
    <br />
    We shall see.
    COPIED THIS OVER FROM ANOTHER THREAD

    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    The Bamchero...was going back to drag week, but we found some serious trouble with the rear end, so we're considering other options. <br />
    <br />
    .



    Ryan

    you might look at the dif from a late model COP Crown Vic....... mounts different... but they have BIG disk brakes.............

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Drag Week this year is most likely out, found our rearend housing is bent...and that was just the thing that put us over the budget we set. <br />
    <br />
    Looking at the standing mile...<br />
    <br />
    Two things going for us:<br />
    <br />
    1. Our lug pattern just so happens to be the same as nascar wheels, which we know can stand up to that speed and duration.<br />
    2. We're friggin' nuts. <br />
    <br />
    We shall see.

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Ya, we got a pretty spread for such a small deal.
    Not so small a deal.... Mondo Cool...

    But would still like to see it in the standing mile......

    200 MPH Brick...???....
    Last edited by H80N; 01-19-2016, 02:10 PM.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Ya, we got a pretty spread for such a small deal.

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  • H80N
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    See top of page 80 of March 2016 Hot Rod Magazine.........................

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  • ryanjones2150
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    They called the other day asking for some more specs on the Bamchero. Supposed to be more coming out in next month's mag and the roadkill mag is supposed to come out this Friday. Probably be in that. Being the only crewman (crew chief of one!) most of the stuff will be about Mike. He's the real genius behind it all anyway. Next month's hotrod Mag will have more on the street eliminator class, which is what most were in, including us.

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