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Old 04-09-2006, 01:49 PM
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40's must be so light you just flip them over to work on the axles..


So almost back together now.. final question. I've always thought the fish scale deal was a little goofy, but today really wanted to measure my bearing load. The guy at AutoZone in Laffyette had never heard of a fish scale, so resorted to fabbing my own.

I'll give the plastic ice cream bucket & chain 1 pound. So here it is below, with my 4 lb. hammer in it, after it genly coasted down to the ground. My 24oz. hunting hammer will stay suspended in the air, but anything more than that will make it spin. Well, crank the adjusting nut you say.. since the FSM calls for 6.4 to 12.6 (SA-11). But I've already cranked it back to the 47 ft pounds I cranked it to twice to set the preload. If I didn't have the scale, I'd say this bearing is way too tight. But with the scale, it's way to loose.

So I'll take a vote of everyone on line today- trust my instincts, or trust the scale? I'm going to do the other side now, see if I get the same results...
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