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Old 11-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #533
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As many others have said, thanks for a great resource you're providing here.

I'm rebuilding a '64 Jeep with tapered axle shafts. The hubs are attached to the axle shafts by a tight fitting taper and a big nut. There is a keyway too, but you really want the taper to carry the torque. In the factory service manual (from the 60s), it suggests that a loose hub can be fixed by applying white lead to the axle shaft on assembly. White lead was once used as a thread locker, but surely there is a superior product for this. It also needs to be removable without heating the parts too much. What would you recommend?

Thanks very much!

Exploded view of axle:
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