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  • Russell
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    Got the driveshaft back in yesterday. The yoke Stiney sent me proved the splines where twised and it needed a new yoke. The bad part is it didn't fit to the driveshaft, it was smaller, guessing 4cyl? Didn't know they used a smaller size u-joint. Got my hands on another driveshaft. Got the yoke off. Put the joke back on the driveshaft. Then I noticed the "new" yoke sitting on the bench. I put the twisted one back on....
    Time to start over. I got a lot of pratice. The smartest thing I did all day was pull the 20 ton jack off the press and replaced it with an old 6 ton. It doesn't take 8 years to go an inch.
    Last edited by Russell; July 29, 2017, 10:44 AM.

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  • Russell
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    Took 3 times to get the back lash where I wanted it. Frist time I put it back like it came out. 3-4. My digital caliper battery was dead so I switched them right to left. Then it reading 13-14. Looking for 8... So l went to the store spent $5 on a battery. Did the math figured out how much to shift side to side and got 7-9 win! Got the axles in cover on filled with gear oil and drum brakes assembled.

    Need to replace yoke on driveshaft install and put the drums and tires back on! Getting closer.

    I hope it doesn't wine....
    Last edited by Russell; July 26, 2017, 10:20 PM.

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  • Russell
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    Pulled the pinion back out and replaced the crush sleeve. I was trying very hard not to over tighten it. The spec is 16-28 inlbs. I checked it was about 10. I tighten it just a little more and it went all the waY to 30! It doesn't spin as freely as I think it should bUT I think I am going to call it close enough.

    Stiney's package came from Ohio today! Thank You! Now just to find time to finish the rear and swap the driveshaft yokes / u-joints. This week doesn't look good but I should have some free time next week.

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  • Russell
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    I have a press, picked it up last year to do the BBR coil spring installation method.

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  • DanStokes
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    I'd do it, Russell. Hey, it's sitting right there in front of you. If you need the press call ME and come on over - you know where it is (I don't remember if you have a press). I can't help 'till the end of August

    Dan.
    Last edited by DanStokes; July 15, 2017, 08:22 AM.

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  • Russell
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    Thanks Stiney! One down, you know there are 2 u joints on the shaft . What would you do about the other one. To replace or not to replace, that is the question

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  • STINEY
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    The yoke on the way looks to have a new-ish u-joint already on it. Hopefully it cures several ills at once?

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  • Russell
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    I looked at the u joints far as I can tell it move freely and smooth without any extra play. The car had 240k give or take 10k miles. Should I replace the u joints while I am there or if it is not broke don't fix it?

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  • Russell
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    Thanks! Sent you a PM

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  • STINEY
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    I have a stock one you can have Russell. Just let me know where to send it. Be useful to compare if nothing else?

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  • Russell
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    What would you replace it with? Used stock, new, after market?

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  • Russell
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    It's hard to tell, what do you think do the yoke splines look twisted to you? Drag radials and a 5 speed...
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  • Russell
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    Far as I know the only thing in that trans is atf, and lucus atf fix.

    Also you can feel a dip in the middle and it's not even all the way around the yoke

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  • STINEY
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    Sounds like rusty splines. But knowing you Russell, that isnt the case. More likely you greased the splines and they are pulling a suction which is fighting you sliding it off.

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