Selecting Axles for a 1931 Model A
In this Tech Tip, John answers a customer question about finding the right axle length for his 1931 Model A.
“Good afternoon, I had a question about ordering a dropped I-beam axle for my 1931 Model A. I am not running fenders. How do you determine the best axle length to choose? 46 or 48 inch. Or is it just preference? Thank you”
Hi, you inquired about determining an axle for your fenderless Model A and it is mainly personal preference. The length can be changed by the tire and wheel combination you are running. If you know the wheel and tire combination you are going to run you can figure 56.5" track width with a 48" axle. This is hub face to hub face where the wheels will bolt on. You can prop the wheels and tires up in front of the car at that distance apart to visualize overall appearance. Feel free to visit us on the web at www.speedwaymotors.com or call 1-800-979-0122 with questions or to place an order.
- John W.