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RE: U-Joints Question

To: Andrew Errington <>
Subject: RE: U-Joints Question
From: Andrew Lundgren <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 16:09:33 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Andrew Errington wrote:

> new grade 8 bolts, nuts and lockwashers.  On the front (transmission) end
> the bolt heads have a crescent shaped piece removed which allows them to sit
> tight against the transmission output shaft.  The bolts seemed to be too
> long to remove, so I had to re-use them (so be careful taking them off and
> clean the threads before putting them back on).
> Finally, there's not much room under there, and you're working on your back
> with your arms in the air, so expect muscular aches and pains the next day!

Air tools ROCK!   :)   (An uncle of mine gave me an old compressor he 
didn't need.)

> It's also useful to have an assistant to apply and release the handbrake,
> which holds the driveshaft still whilst you get the bolts on and off, and
> then lets it turn for you to get the next one.  Actually I found it easier
> for my assistant to turn the rear wheels to turn the driveshaft for me.

I had no problem, with mine on stands, just grabbing the shaft and cranking 
it by hand.

'70 B

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