Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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In the "It's Always Something Department" . . . . . Now that the engine/clutch workare complete, looking at other things I noticed that the port side prop shaft bearings are quite noisy. Now seems the time to work on it as everything else is out of the way. Has anyone removed/replaced shaft and bearings with the housing assembly in the car? I did the replacement work on MetalBeast (many years ago) on the bench per the manual,andrecall using a brass drift and hammer to remove the shaft (per manual) and not a press. Therefore, I see no reason why it wouldn't work. Just thought I'd get some "voices of experience". I also seem to recall not properly rotating the shaft during the disassembly and bending spacer washers that needed to be repurchased, but I can't quite remember the exact problem. Thanks, --Larry (& Amphi in drydock)


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As Gord stated these are an absolute bear to take apart and put back
together without doing serious damage to something. I started doing
mine just to clean them up inside (no noise) and realized that I
would probably do more harm then good.

Like Gord I too installed a extra grease fitting in the center of the
tube between the bearings and pushed all the old stuff out. With the
new grease in they seem to be fine and nice and quite.

I have had some interest in the Amphicar decals and am going to have
my sign guy run some off. I can get a decent break on a 50 lot and
the next lot down would be 25. I know you are interested in one and
Chuck would like 2. Anyone else? Price would be $25 to $33 depending
on how many I have him make.

Ron Green
Camp Hill, PA.


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@...> wrote:
>
> In the "It's Always Something Department" . . . . .
>
> Now that the engine/clutch work are complete, looking at other
things I noticed that the port side prop shaft bearings are quite
noisy. Now seems the time to work on it as everything else is out of
the way.
>
> Has anyone removed/replaced shaft and bearings with the housing
assembly in the car?
>
> I did the replacement work on MetalBeast (many years ago) on the
bench per the manual, and recall using a brass drift and hammer to
remove the shaft (per manual) and not a press. Therefore, I see no
reason why it wouldn't work. Just thought I'd get some "voices of
experience".
>
> I also seem to recall not properly rotating the shaft during the
disassembly and bending spacer washers that needed to be repurchased,
but I can't quite remember the exact problem.
>
> Thanks,
> --Larry (& Amphi in drydock)
>
>
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