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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Speedo66 View Post
Do you have to be a redneck to just have a differential sitting around your yard?
I'm not sure but it made me jealous.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:24 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Speedo66 View Post
Do you have to be a redneck to just have a differential sitting around your yard?
No, but it doesn't hurt!
The laws of the road are superseded by the laws of physics.

"But I had the right of way!" makes a pretty crappy epitaph.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
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Curious as to the time period of that novel? I have some very old Ford stuff from the 20's. The differentials are split in half around the housing. Could be possible to further modify and make a stand/turntable out of them.

Yes I read the Grapes of Wrath if just for the ingenious ways they used to keep them cars going. Mind you I also have lots of old books/magazines going back to 1910's they were pretty good at adapting auto parts to make tools and jigs.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #19
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I've been to the coral castle south of Miami. He used ford Rear ends to support massive swinging doors weighing tons. Could be moved by one finger until the Florida tourism board of retards decided the place needing sprucing up. Poured tons of red landscape gravel all over and it stopped everything, including the massive rocking chairs he built.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #20
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In all actuality, if you took a ford 9" pumpkin and took ou the ring gear/spider gear, so all you had was a pinion and bearings (yes bearingS, the 9" pinion is held in double shear, that's what makes a 9" stronger) you could bolt the diff to the floor and have a track/pedestal bolt to the driveshaft flange. It COULD make a neat motorcycle stand.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Anorak View Post
Probably a Banjo axle.
Torch a notch in the top. My uncle had several.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:09 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by chacha View Post
Okay so I googled differential images and see why now because the side gears would not transfer the motion to the input shaft. But if he welded the spidergears and side gears together then turning the axle shaft should turn the input shaft

Instead of welding the spiders you could just lock one side axle shaft, and then it will transfer motion from the other side axle to the pinion gear.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Bloodweiser View Post
Was just reading, and the author of the novel mentioned using an old Ford differential as a motorcycle stand. No details at all, but he did say that you could spin the bike around too.

Any truth to this?
Sounds very cool.

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Old 09-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #24
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Any one have a photo of such an animal, Other than the drawing of a diff.?
It sounds interesting.
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