Late Style Drive Shaft Universals

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John Friese

Guest
Hi,

Has anyone come up with a replacement for the universal joints on
a late style drive shaft. The one I'm looking for now is the one that
has the right angle zerk fitting on one of the caps. I don't believe
Hugh has them.

John Friese

67 White
67 Red
 
R

rlgreen_55

Guest
I too would be interested in knowing if this universal is available.
I switched my amphi over to the late style drive shafts a few years
ago. While greasing them last week there seemed to be more play in
the one then the other however not enough to worry about yet.

Hard to believe Hugh doesn't have them since he has a fair amount of
the late style drive shafts?

Ron Green
Camp Hill, PA.


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@...>
wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Has anyone come up with a replacement for the universal joints on
> a late style drive shaft. The one I'm looking for now is the one
that
> has the right angle zerk fitting on one of the caps. I don't believe
> Hugh has them.
>
> John Friese
>
> 67 White
> 67 Red
>
 
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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Late Style Drive Shaft Universals

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<font face="Arial" size="2">What's needed isa UJ that doesn't need greasing. Technology must exist. I got fed up with keep greasing those 8 balljoints on the front suspension so replaced them with a modern grease free stainless and nylon version (looks the same and fits without mods). 10 years on with thousands of miles and many hours wet they are still in perfect condition. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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G

gtpeterp

Guest
I actually looked into getting a quote from a custom driveshaft
manufacturer. However, I do not have the proper tools to get accurate
measurements. There are many companies making these for the 4X4
market, so I would be amazed if we cannot find a company that could
crank them out in limited volume. The only potential problem I found
was that the input shaft on the transmission side has a strange number
of splines (compared to most modern vehicles). This may be a non
issue. When I get mine pulled off the car and cleaned up, I may ship
the whole thing to a local shop and see what they can do.

Peter

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "John Friese" <jfriese@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Has anyone come up with a replacement for the universal joints on
> a late style drive shaft. The one I'm looking for now is the one that
> has the right angle zerk fitting on one of the caps. I don't believe
> Hugh has them.
>
> John Friese
>
> 67 White
> 67 Red
>
 
D

David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Late Style Drive Shaft Universals

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<font face="Arial" size="2">What's needed isa UJ that doesn't need greasing. Technology must exist. I got fed up with keep greasing those 8 balljoints on the front suspension so replaced them with a modern grease free stainless and nylon version (looks the same and fits without mods). 10 years on with thousands of miles and many hours wet they are still in perfect condition. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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G

gtpeterp

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "David Chapman" <david@...> wrote:
>
> What's needed is a UJ that doesn't need greasing. Technology must
exist. I got fed up with keep greasing those 8 balljoints on the front
suspension so replaced them with a modern grease free stainless and
nylon version (looks the same and fits without mods). 10 years on with
thousands of miles and many hours wet they are still in perfect
condition.
>
> David C
>

I wonder if a CV joint could be found that fits?

Peter
 
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nelson625@aol.com

Guest
Re: Re: Late Style Drive Shaft Universals

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In a message dated 7/10/2006 4:33:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, david@manbus.com writes:
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<font face="Arial" size="2">What's needed isa UJ that doesn't need greasing. Technology must exist. I got fed up with keep greasing those 8 balljoints on the front suspension so replaced them with a modern grease free stainless and nylon version (looks the same and fits without mods). 10 years on with thousands of miles and many hours wet they are still in perfect condition. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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David your information about having replaced your suspension ball joints with stainless/nylon types is very interesting to myself and I expect other owners. Are the replacements you mentioned commonly available or of English manufacture? What Brand or company made the replacements you used ? Unquestionably not having to tediously grease these lube points regularly would be very desirable and your personal testament to how well they have worked for you certainly convinces me. Thanks for the information and I'll hope you can simplify what we need to inquire after.

As far as the propeller shaft grease points, mine have give me no definite trouble so far, but I suspect down the road one or both will need attention, so I'll keep my "ear tuned" to this subject also. Victor Nelson near Daytona Beach</font>
 
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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Late Style Drive Shaft Universals

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<font face="Arial" size="2">Victor, </font>
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I buy them in the UK for the equiv of about $15 US each from a German
car parts specialist. They are made by Lemforder in Germany - don't get any
other make.

Same part for tie and track but one is left hand thread and one right, you
need 4 of each for the car.

Mercedes part numbers are 000 338 5210 and 000 338 5010 I'm sure a classic
Merc specialist over there would stock them. I think they were used on the
Ponton models around 1962 onwards.

<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
 
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