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42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
#1377852 Mon Sep 21 2020 02:52 AM
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New Guy
Hey everyone, new to stovebolt. Recently purchased an awesome 42 chevy dump truck that has set since 1959. Drove 5000 miles round trip to pick it up in Great Falls Montana and bring it back to NC. Having a great time bringing it back to life. Found that the flywheel gear had broken, possibly the reason it was parked. Originally was red with black fenders but has been painted military green at some point inside and out. Don't know we're it severed but assumed it was used state side during WW2. Still quite a bit of green on the interior with a great mixture of red, black and green outside. On my first stop on the way back I took the oil cap of and filled the motor with diesel until it ran out of the canl vent and pulled the plugs and sprayed the cylinders wit PB blaster. Got it back when I rolled it off the trailer, popped the clutch and it turned over. After some wiring and a new battery found that the flywheel gear was broken. Tack welded it back to the flyw3 temporarily to see if I could get the motor started. After unsticking some valves, carb and fuel clean out and a tune up it fired up, runs great. Pulled the tranny and replaced the gear, clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing.. Now it moves on it own for the first time in 60 years. Just started on complete brake rebuild. So after all of that this is my first question I hope someone can help me with. It has a two speed axle that is shifted with a second shifter by a cable. Not sure how to use it. Know about electric shifters but not these.. Do you shift the same as an electric? Shift on the fly up and down as you would a later model axle? Don't want to tear up the rear grear. Thanks for any info you might have.


Bah
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377865 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:06 PM
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Sounds great, picture would be nice.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377881 Mon Sep 21 2020 02:13 PM
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Hy Gulfsuper, welcome, that sounds like a great project you have there. Am I correct in my assumption that your truck has a Timken double reduction two speed differential? I have seen those differentials shifted by rod linkage, cable linkage and vacuum diaphragm, but I have yet to see an electric shift unit. Good luck with the rest of your work.

Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377943 Mon Sep 21 2020 09:57 PM
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New Guy
Thanks Master Gabster. Believe you are correct on the double reduction. Do you shift it the same as later two speed axle? It has a four speed gear box. Do you change the axle as you go through the gears?


Bah
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377946 Mon Sep 21 2020 10:11 PM
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This is were it has been sitting in Montana since 1959.

Loaded on the trailer.

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Bah
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377969 Tue Sep 22 2020 12:14 AM
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Stop over in Missouri for tires. Nephew works at country tire store. Tires had to be cut off, he said don't bring it back. Have other pictures but files are too big

Home. Figure there were 60 generations of mice. Four large trash bags of mouse nest. It was every were including the radiator and thermostat housing. No radiator cap.

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Bah
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377988 Tue Sep 22 2020 01:38 AM
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Motor is a 54 235.

There was a 58 tag under the 59. Enlarged and take note of the prison made stamp on the plate

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Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1377993 Tue Sep 22 2020 01:51 AM
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Looking better.

Up and running.

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Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1378167 Wed Sep 23 2020 01:49 AM
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She's alive!! Looks great. Keep up the great work.
Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: 42 1 1/2 ton two speed axle
Gulfsuper #1378274 Thu Sep 24 2020 01:06 AM
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Thanks. Soon as I finish the brakes I'll put her back on the road.


Bah
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