The axle came out of a beer delivery truck that had been scrapped out. It had been used in a conventional set up as a reardrive axle. So to use it in my pusher configuration I had to turn the axle upside down drill and tap new vent hole and gear lube drain and fill plug holes. To use my old drive shaft we had to use a blowtorch to cut off the old U joint. In that process and torqing the shackle bolts down to 800 ft.-pounds I broke a lot of tools including the torque multiplier of the mechanic who was mentoring me on the project, a good guy and I found a new part for his torque multiplier.He used to say he could have done the job in nine hours in his shop. It only took me nine months
in my defense, I must add that I was parked on the North Carolina coast behind the best hot dog stand in the world http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&e...ace+NC&spell=1
just a few miles north of Wilmington and not far from my old stomping grounds as a young Marine stationed at Lejeune. The last time I'd been in that area I was 19 and had the rest of my life before me. So every time I took the old Porsche out for a drive, a 1967 912 and almost 40 years later, it was a great trip down memory lane.
Retirement is good http://yankeflyer.spaces.live.com/
I have pictures of the axle swap and the rebuilt Ohio Drive not much detail mostly just couple glamour shots.http://yankeflyer.com/Mobilestudio.aspx
I must admit to being pretty proud of that axle swap job. I spend a lot of time on my airplane project http://lazair.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=902
I hope to get back up in the air this coming spring and summer. I must confess that my last time out Tucker flats got the best me and I bift it pretty bad.
The next thing I hope to write about is that I've hooked up my plumbing freshwater to gray water.