This is nuts. You don't need tape, newspaper or any of these "aids". You
just hold the yolk end of the prop shaft and reach in from the rear end --
hence the reference the the "vets technique" - but the perhaps you city folk
have never witnessed AI?
----- Original Message -----
From "David Lieb" <dbl at chicagolandmgclub.com>
To: "Spridgets" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Driveshaft install
> > Yes, it really is that much easier with the FS5W60A tranny.
> But I wasn't talking about the 5-speed, I was talking about the ribcase in
> an RWA Midget. By installing the D/S after the engine is in place and
> filling the trans after the D/S install, you have a very do-able
> job. Once you know that the front u-joint can be taped (or stuffed with
> newspapers) to hold the nose up, it really isn't hard. The tape or
> newspapers take themselves off in the first few miles anyway.
> BTW, I always thought that the access hole under the front u-joint was a
> feature of the rubber-bumper Midgets, but I currently have a 1974 parts
> in my driveway (Anybody looking for any parts?) which has the factory hole
> there in a very definitely A-Series Midget. My other 1974 did not,
> it did have the "Sabrinas".
> David Lieb
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