Back axle identification
We are trying to identify these back axles, any help would be appreciated.
Axle 1 Numbers on axle: List No: 22409s and 39006 B 7-36, there is also an MB painted on the axle, does this help?
Yep, reckon they look like back axles all right.
Well you don't give us much to go on, but there are some checks that may help.
I (amongst many other roles) am a director of a local old car museum and we have inherited a huge collection of old parts that we have slowly been working through the last couple of years identifying what we can, so I can sympathise.
Any evidence may give someone a clue. First, have a good look for any identifying marks, even just numbers anything that may be recognised, as many manufacturers had their own way of numbering parts. Second, check the nut and bolt sizes and threads, metric, imperial, Whitworth etc, all give clues to origin at least; British, European, American etc..
You don't say where they came from or why, and the way they are tied to those pallets looks like a recent delivery, but if any of those other loose parts belong with them, they too may help. In the upper photo, there are some parts to the right with labels attached; do these have anything to do with the axles? The first axle had hydraulic brakes and what look like lever arm dampers, so I would start with a guess that it dates from thirties to early fifties. There is a separate half shaft with t, does that match? If so, are there any marks on the brake cylinder? The lower one looks like an early worm-drive diff' of a type common on some early cars and often used on commercials until much later. The rusty triangular panels below it look rather like the panels the would fit on the chassis rails below the bonnet on many twenties or early thirties cars, or what the Americans refer to as hood closing panels. Again, if these came with the axle, they may give a clue.
Both have semi-elliptic springs, a common arrangement I know, but that also rules out many others, Ford for example carried on with the transverse leaf spring until after WWII..
This is probably not the best place to be asking; (I posted a similar request about a four cylinder T-Head motor last year). I would suggest prewarcar.com for a start, but if we can identify a bit more about age and country of origin, you may find a more specific web forum to help.
Let us know what you find.
Thank you for your comments! I will see if I can get more details.
Thank you for your help, I will see if we can find more details!
Please see additional information for one of the axles.