Ford Model A - Differential locking tool

When assembling the rear axle, the bearings must have a preload. In order to set this preload correctly, you need to lock the differential and this is my tool for this job.

Differential Sperren

This is my little tool I've made from different views.

Differential Sperren

This is the blueprint to make it yourself.

Differential Sperren

The use of the tool is very easy. Just insert the tool in one hole of the differential. Since not all holes have the same size you must try until you have found a hole which fits.

Differential Sperren

Then fix the tool in its position by a wire (wrap around).

Differential Sperren

With opened differential you can easily see how the tool fits into the case of the differential.

Differential Sperren

This is from another perspective.

Differential Sperren

Here you see how the bevel gear is blocked.




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