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Old 11-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RatPin View Post
This probably seems obvious but I cant quite wrap my head around the theory. I need to offset my steering column shaft about an inch to clear my header. Can I use a double u joint to run my steering shaft on a parrallel but offset plane to clear my header? It seems like it would bind and not be possible even with a support bearing. Can anyone please confirm or deny if these work that way?
If you have binding, then you have too much angle in the u-joints. Either reduce the offset or separate the two u-joints with an intermediate shaft as shown above.
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