Model A & B & 40/46

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Front Axle Differences

Illustrated on this page are the differences between Model A and Model B front axle forgings.

The same basic front axle A-3010 was used on all Model A cars and light trucks from 1928 to 1931, and was interchangeable across all years.

In 1932 the Model B car and light truck axle was redesigned, and was interchangeable through the end of 1934.

There were two basic variations of the B-3010 axle. There was the typical common axle, and the so-called 'heavy axle' which is sought by many rodders. They are functionally interchangeable.

In the pic above, the Model A axle is shown on top, and the typical 1932-34 Model B axle is shown on bottom. This close-up shows the shape difference in the axles outboard of the front radius rod (wishbone) and spring perch.

In the pics above and below, the two styles of Model B axles are shown. Common shown on top, and 'heavy' on the bottom.

The details of the 'heavy' axle are shown in the pics of the unpainted axle above and below.


More related web pages on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A & B & 40/46 Front Radius Rod Wishbones
  2. Model A & B & 40/46 Drag Link Identification

January 2008