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Re: U-Joints Question

To: "Rocky Frisco" <>,
Subject: Re: U-Joints Question
From: Larry Macy <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 06:41:04 -0400
Interesting thought - However on a Midget if the front one breaks, it 
will not hit the ground. You have to get at the bolts through a hole in 
the floor pan. Now as far as the damage being done to the underbody as 
the thing spins around in the short tunnnel???

Newly replace U-Joints

>>>>On 8/27/99 2:04 AM so and so (Rocky Frisco) said. (And I quote:)

>John A. Walker wrote:
>> 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.
>Stress-damaged parts tend to break when stressed the most. This is a
>function of Murphy's Law and physics.  ;)
>This predicts one of the u-joints will fail catastophically right when
>you *really* need it not to. 
>It's really a safety question.
>Trust me, you don't want a self-disconnected drive-shaft flailing around
>under the car, if the back one breaks, smacking into the road and trying
>to get to your lower parts, but that's still better than having the
>front one go and break loose and hit a crack in the paving and start you
>pogoing at the nearest brick wall or pedestrian.
>My opinion.
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Larry Macy
78 Midget

Keep your top down and your chin up.

Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
System Manager/Administrator
Neuropsychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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