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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Looks like the spider coupler would work, something to consider. Thanks. And the axle boot is nice too, but I think I would go with something rigid to keep the look of the original.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
A big gob of grease is all you need on that free hub. Unless as Brian alludes, you are determined to re-invent an already simple and effective method.

Better yet, lock 'em both up!

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I've been wondering from the get-go, about just how many hours you guy get on
those steel to steel axle/hub combos. The first picture that came to mind when
I heard about that practice was how the idler wheels on my lawn tractor end up
wobbling all round on their axle after a season of mowing even when I greased
them up on a regular basis. Or how the steel on steel handles, levers, linkage
and bell cranks end up wiggling about after a few seasons.
I'm not worried about it for my own application cuz I'm running a live axle like
I always did with my gokarts, which I never found to be a problem turning.
I gotta admit, the issue of the kart pushing did enter my mind a couple of
years ago when I first started thinking about building a CK, and for that reason
I did pick up a Peerless 100, which sit's in it's box on the shelf in case it ever did
become a problem.
Also, in my case, I'll be off roading the Riley on a dirt circuit down in the pasture
most all of the time. And I don't want to get stuck spinning my only drive wheel
while negotiating a hill or rounding an inside corner.
But......if ya'll are saying that you're not seeing any wear on your axles or hubs,
after an active season of karting, then as they say, 'the proof is in the pudding',
so that must be the way to go.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

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