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See if anyone can Guess this Axle.. (AKA Mighty-Mite Thread)


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I'm curious how tough this will be to get:

 

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Here's your first few hints,

 

it is a rear axle (duh)

 

 

made by Dana

 

from a US production vehicle

 

yep, those are drum brakes

 

and the center section is aluminum.

 

 

any guesses? :waving:

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There was a Jaguar disc brake dana 44 setup like this on CL within the last week around here. I have no use for it, but I wanted it anyway :D

 

thats definately not a HMMWV axle though.

 

 

By 'close' I meant he was on the right track.

 

Next hint,

the axle IS olive drab, but it's NOT from a MUTT (M151 or M151 variants)

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for a mighty mite or whatever they're called? i haven't read any responses yet

 

edit: M422 or M422A1 http://www.vintagemilitarytrucks.com/m422%20mighty%20mite%20page.htm

 

Ding ding ding ding :cheers:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT

 

M422's aluminum D27.

 

Thought the pic was weird enough to warrant a contest. :yes:

 

 

Good writeup here:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/mambo2/in ... &Itemid=31

 

Thanks for playing. :wavey:

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Thank you very much guys. What brought me here was the photos of the rear end on Google image. I just bought a rolling chassis that had a new rear end. Fortunately it came with a good one because the rear end in mine has been making a howl for ten years. I'll be making a trailer out of the back end of the roller I bought. I'll keep you all posted.

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Thank you very much guys. What brought me here was the photos of the rear end on Google image. I just bought a rolling chassis that had a new rear end. Fortunately it came with a good one because the rear end in mine has been making a howl for ten years. I'll be making a trailer out of the back end of the roller I bought. I'll keep you all posted.

 

jamminz.gif

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Thank you very much guys. What brought me here was the photos of the rear end on Google image. I just bought a rolling chassis that had a new rear end. Fortunately it came with a good one because the rear end in mine has been making a howl for ten years. I'll be making a trailer out of the back end of the roller I bought. I'll keep you all posted.

 

:cheers:

 

Glad you made it here. :thumbsup:

 

Awesome piece of history you have there.

 

That axle image was from Ebay last June, don't know if the guy re-re-re-listed it again, or not,

but it looks like you got it covered now.

 

I'm surprised that the rear was howling tho,

watching the video, the whole vehicle seemed so quiet (I wanted to hear the little V4 jamminz.gif )

 

 

BTW, do you like it, hate it, or don't care either way when someone calls it a Jeep?

 

(I don't think I'd mind, since they are step brothers, by marriage :D )

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Thanks all! :jump:

 

I used to correct people when they called it a jeep but not anymore. I'll video the engine and post it to my photobucket site. The rear end only howled at speeds over 15 or 20 mph. I pulled the cover and found the ring gear pitted and a rotten wear pattern.

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