[Top] [All Lists]

Re: U-Joints Question

To: "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: U-Joints Question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 20:40:29 -0700
Well, it is a little embarrassing when the driveshaft falls out...

... been there, done that.

I have heard that should it happen at high speed there is the possibility 
of it 1) penetrating the floorboards (which could be scary), or 2) 
catapulting the car off the ground, pole-vault style (very scary!). I 
cannot vouch for these phenomena, the times it happened in my presence 
were both starting from rest.

"Ya feel lucky, punk?"

; )

John A. Walker had this to say:

>Question to the list:
>Other than the occasional annoying clunk,
>is there any danger associated with driving a B
>with worn u-joints?  
>By doing so, can you damage other more expensive parts?
>I am not talking autocross style driving mind you, 
>I am simply talking about around town casual driving.
>        John Walker
>     ============
>~= Early 1974 MGB =~
>     ============
>       In Progress :)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>