I have a drive line shop a few miles from my house. They will replace
U-joints AND balance the drive shaft cheap. No aggravation on my part. I
could not install a U-joint to save my life. Sometimes a man just has to
know his limitations... I think I heard that somewhere before. ;^)
On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Frank <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ever since I was 18 and owned a shitfire that needed U joints once a week,
> I hated them
> I hate replacing U joints so much that I am forever using good used
> driveshafts in any Sprite I restore.
> Well I am out of good used shafts BUT I had a pair of U joints and a few
> driveshafts to beat apart.
> So why is it EVERY FREAKING time a needle bearing drops and screws up my
> new U joint?
> I have tried several different methods of pressing them in, beating them
> in, dropping the knuckle into the cap and every single time I mess up at
> least one cap by dropping a needle bearing.
> Tonight was no exception, 2 new joints, 2 now with one cut needle each.
> (quality Japanese steel)
> Yes made in Japan on the box. Imagine chinese U joints? I can't.
> From now on I will just take the drive shafts to the machine shop, it just
> not worth the aggravation.
> You would think someone would come up with a better U joint. No needle
> bearings or at least have them retained somehow.
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
> My own Fleet of Sprites
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