Mike Jose wrote:
Subject: dropping drive shaft
I am not quite caught up on the digests, so sorry if someone else has
said this. I always thought this question had a simple answer.
If the car is front-wheel drive, tow it facing forward, with the front
wheels off the ground. If the car is rear-wheel drive (like an MGB), tow it
facing backward, with the rear wheels off the ground.
This way, only the "free-wheeling" wheels are on the ground, doing what
they do best, "free-wheeling"!
Hope this makes sense.
Now stop arguing!
DO NOT DO THIS WITH A WIRE WHEEL CAR! Towing a wire wheel car backwards will
cause the knockoffs to loosen and spin off.
I quote David Deutsch, towing professional -
If you have wire wheels or Minilites with knockoffs, NEVER allow the car to
be lifted from the rear and towed with the front wheels on the ground.
Knock-offs are designed to tighten while travelling forward and consequently
will loosen while going in reverse.
Downers Grove, Illinois USA