Half shaft broken

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Half shaft broken

Post by Xairpilot@msn.com » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:57 pm

Hi there,
Into gear, prop shaft rotates but car remains stationary!
I assume one of the half shafts has sheared. Is there any info in the club of buying new half shaft and how to dismantle and fit a new one?
Thanks
Richard

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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by Xairpilot@msn.com » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:25 pm

PS my car is a chrome rad 10/4
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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by peter_winney » Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:18 pm

Second-hand spares may have one. I believe they are different lengths left and right.

ATDC magazine Technical Reprints Vol 1 has articles on rear axles - pages 45 to 48. But it is a job probably best left to a mechanic or someone familiar with Austin back axles.

If the half shaft breaks when out on the road do not allow the car to be towed as the wheel will com off.
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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by Xairpilot@msn.com » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:13 pm

Thanks, will look for the notes.

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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by Xairpilot@msn.com » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:35 pm

Where do I find Technical Reprints Vol 1 ? please

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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by peter_winney » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:35 am

Xairpilot@msn.com wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Where do I find Technical Reprints Vol 1 ? please

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https://shop.austintendriversclub.com/i ... y&path=1_5
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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by Xairpilot@msn.com » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:26 pm

Shame the reprints are out of stock. If they could be scanned in I could download them, and happy to still pay.

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Re: Half shaft broken

Post by peter_winney » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:59 am

If UR a club member suggest you contact he club technical rep (details in magazine)
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