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Old 11-09-2012, 02:46 PM
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Ok, a softball for you guys. What three years was this axle used and why? If you don't know the brand of car then you aren't going to know the answer. It is a VERY well known axle and was used in a special model, not all made those three years used this axle.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 PM
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earyy t models by ford had this setup i think around 1915 so does my club car ds golf cart

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Nope, come one guys!

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Throw us a bone... Ford?? If not, what make??
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:58 AM
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Come on guys! This is hot rod royalty we are talking about here! It's Ford, geeez

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Looks like it's from a 33 to 35-36 to me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:52 PM
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'37- up V8 60.
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Ok Cobalt, you are half there, what years was the axle used? How about some info on the V8 60?

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It appears that your axle fits 37-39 Fords. As far as the V8 60 is concerned it was first available in 1937. It was a 136 inch Flatty making 60 hp. It was actually a down sized version from Fords 85 hp engine done in the name of economy and gas milage. The real handy thing was that it fell between 100 and 140 ci and thus met acceptable numbers to the standards of the Midget Racing world. When they were hopped up they were the nemesis off the Offy. Pretty neat little engine!
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Of course Cobalt really wins this one but thanks for the info BB.
It really is a neat little motor, here's one in a motorcycle.



It's really hard to see the difference unless you see it next to the 80 it is quite a bit smaller and a cute little motor. Most speed equipment companies made stuff for them so you can get finned Edelbrock heads for it with multi carb intake.

Yes the tube axle was used on these V860 powered cars, why, I have no idea! I guess it was a little lighter? I have never weighed one next to the I beam but my brother installed one on his chopped and channeled Model A pickup back in the early eighties. The whole front end was chromed and rusted, he bought it at a swap meet for next to nothing as I remember. But yeah, interesting that Ford used them on the V8 60 cars only.

It's your floor Cobalt.

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I hopeI am not stealing the thread. Corkey Coker was/is building the V8-60 powered bikes here in Chattanooga and selling them through Honest Charlie's Speed Shop. Have not heard much about them lately though. My first car was a V8 60 powered '49 Morris Minor. I gave 90 dollars for it in 1961. Will always have a soft spot in my heart for the little motors. Don't even have a picture of the little car.

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I hopeI am not stealing the thread. Corkey Coker was/is building the V8-60 powered bikes here in Chattanooga and selling them through Honest Charlie's Speed Shop. Have not heard much about them lately though. My first car was a V8 60 powered '49 Morris Minor. I gave 90 dollars for it in 1961. Will always have a soft spot in my heart for the little motors. Don't even have a picture of the little car.

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Isn't funny how different it was back then compared to the digital age where we have a phone that's a camera in out pocket?

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I hopeI am not stealing the thread. Corkey Coker was/is building the V8-60 powered bikes here in Chattanooga and selling them through Honest Charlie's Speed Shop. Have not heard much about them lately though. My first car was a V8 60 powered '49 Morris Minor. I gave 90 dollars for it in 1961. Will always have a soft spot in my heart for the little motors. Don't even have a picture of the little car.

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JL, how's about a question from you? Floor's yours!

BTW, I don't know why it was used either, but a guess is the light weight of the 60 didn't require the stronger (more expensive to make?) forged I-beam axles that were the norm. But whatever the reason, it is an icon today.


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OK. Here is an easy one. Probably too easy but I always thought it was interesting. What did GM do to the engine in 1953 to modify it for the Powerglide equipped cars.

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A larger "pilot bearing" hole in the crank for the snout of the converter?

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