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 Post subject: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Anyone know original use of Sprite/Midget axle # ATA7057? No special features.

Bug-Eyes were 2A7085; real junk: Early Sq. bodies BTA501; better: Later BTA806: Competition BTA904; OK for H Prod.

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 Post subject: Re: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:10 am 
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Been using the 806s on the track for the past 20 years. Never tweeked or broke one. We use the early Bugeye axles to stake up big trees when we plant them. They hold up well as long as you don't put them in a race car.

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 Post subject: Re: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 am 
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Same here, Bob. Keeping good rear axle bearings (Or better yet double bearing hubs) in my experience greatly reduces axle breakage.

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 Post subject: Re: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:48 am 
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The reason I ask is I found this ATA7057 axle in a relatively competitive HP Midget I stripped out in the early 80s. The other side had a West German axle with an extremely thick hub forging.
This car did NOT have dual bearing hubs, and both axles seem to have survived.

The applications I have found for this axle is a '53-'71 1000 Morris and a '71 1.5 Riley.

If BMC already had an axle developed, why did they introduce the junk 2A7085 in the Bug-Eye? Cost?

Just curious.

RJS


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 Post subject: Re: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:35 am 
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The applications I have found for this axle is a '53-'71 1000 Morris and a '71 1.5 Riley.

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Weren't the Morris axles a little bit longer? What is it I'm thinking of?

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 Post subject: Re: Spridget Axle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Morris is one car, Morris Minor is another that had a wider track and longer axles. I too have a set of axles with a thick flange. They are brand new but probably could only be used on a disc brake rear. Still have them and don't know what to do with them. As for dual bearing hubs.... don't leave home without them.

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