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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337310 Wed Dec 11 2019 07:24 PM
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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337341 Thu Dec 12 2019 01:54 AM
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As far as size goes, measure the diameter of the area where the seal will ride. next look at the manufacturer's listing. Each speedi sleeve has a range of diameters it will service. We are talking a few thousands of an inch here. I think this is the link you want. Speedi Sleeve Listing


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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337397 Thu Dec 12 2019 02:28 PM
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tom moore Offline
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Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I wish there was a type of speedi sleeve for the axle itself in the location where it contacts the bearings. My 1941 axles are slightly pitted at those points and that is less than desirable.

Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: truckernix] #1337406 Thu Dec 12 2019 04:26 PM
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Thanks for the help, what I was looking for,

Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337423 Thu Dec 12 2019 06:59 PM
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posey Offline OP
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That is what I am looking for but for the sealing surface of the oil seal, not the bearings

Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337425 Thu Dec 12 2019 07:08 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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Tom, I've tinkered with the idea of machining the axle shaft down 1/8" or possibly a little more and fabricating a sleeve to press-fit on, then machining and grinding the OD of the sleeve back to OEM diameter. Some alloy like oil hardening drill rod, for instance, could be machined for a close fit, then heated and expanded for installation purposes with a torch, and shrink-fitted and hardened at the same time by quenching in an oil bath. No heating of the axle would be required. Once the sleeve was in place a tool post grinder in a lathe would be needed to establish the finish diameter. That process would also replace the seal surface with smooth metal the right diameter.

The cost would be considerable unless someone had his own machining equipment, however.
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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337428 Thu Dec 12 2019 07:58 PM
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Makes sense - was wondering if that could be done. Finding a decent set of axles is more than difficult...

Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337457 Fri Dec 13 2019 01:32 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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If somebody could write a CNC program to turn out repair sleeves by the dozen, the installation machining and finish-grinding process wouldn't be as labor intensive as making the sleeves one or two at a time.
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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337463 Fri Dec 13 2019 02:15 AM
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Dusty Offline
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Tom , there is a bearing sleeve for your job .

I have several axles here with this done . The axle is turned down to the correct size and the bearing # IR1502 installed . I remember buying the sleeve a couple of times , once here in New Zealand , the other online from USA .

Check out your local bearing suppliers .



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Re: Speedy sleeve for stock 1/2 ton rear axle oil seal surface [Re: posey] #1337490 Fri Dec 13 2019 12:20 PM
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Interesting!. Did you keep your source information?

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