Torque tubes were not fun when a u-joint needed to be replaced. My first experience when I was about 16 years old was what the?, It was an early American Motors Rambler. You had a choice of pulling the engine-trans or rear axle to access u-joints. The axle was always the best choice. Now you quote the customer $400.00 bucks when on a normal driveshaft a u-joint back in the 60's was $50.00 bucks. Glad I didn't see many of those.
re post 2725 & 2726. I'd say steam powered equivalent to modern jack-hammers, especially with Ingersoll connection. What too is interesting, some have a heavier supporting tripod and a hand crank; to feed the thing in.
They are a lot like today's portable hot-tap device.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
Shasta Dam workers. Shasta County, CA. December, 1941.
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Newsboys. St. Louis, MO. 1910.
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Yup. I had a 1948 Ford that I switched the flathead out and put an overhead valve Y-block in. Drove it with the column shift for a while, and then decided to put in a floor shift transmission, I think it was out of a Ford truck. I pulled the rear-end to be able to get the job done. It was quite a bit of work.....I'm glad that things progressed mechanically to where it is different now....just drop the driveshaft by loosening the universal joint clamps on the differential. The old way was a pain if you ever needed to replace the clutch.
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