[Spridgets] axle or pinion problems?

Rick Fisk refisk at chartermi.net
Sun Aug 14 17:23:40 MDT 2011


Sounds like a broken axle.  If you're lucky it's the hub end.  And they do let
go with no warning or odd noises.  John Deikis has broken enough axles on his
Works Race Midget that we have the replacement procedure down to about 20
minutes.  :-)

'59 & '61 Sprites
'79 Party Midget

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On Aug 14, 2011, at 6:48 PM, "Chris Manuel" <cmanuel at wi.rr.com> wrote:

> Well that was interesting drive this afternoon...
> Without any warning, I suddenly lost all forward (and reverse) while
> on the interstate.
> My speedometer still works, and I can change gears with no problem, but it
> doesn't move at all.
> Is this the symptom of a broken axle? I'll jack it up later and do the spin
> the wheel test.
> Do these go without warning?  It was running great and there was no warning
> with odd noises or a massive oil puddle.
> Thanks
> Chris
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