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02-23-2012 08:47 PM
nine4gmc or could be a needle bearing in the opposite cap that was overlooked. If its really close fit, that would be the first thing i check, those bearings can be a biotch.
02-23-2012 07:58 PM
prostreet6t9
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Originally Posted by simcha1234
when I first put it that happend then I fixed it
Are you sure it didnt happen again? Did you happen to break one of the needle Brgs the first time it happened? If a needle brg broke there could be a small piece of the brg hanging things up.
02-22-2012 09:46 PM
simcha1234
No but was before

when I first put it that happend then I fixed it
02-22-2012 09:17 PM
prostreet6t9
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Originally Posted by simcha1234
I replaced the ujoint but one of the snap rings doesnt fit I guess the u joint is to big but it's so close to fitting on the driveshaft . the pinion yoke worked perfectly with the ubolt so what do I do now?
If a snap ring won't go in you better knock the caps back out and check for dropped needle brgs.
02-22-2012 08:47 PM
simcha1234
I installed a ujoint

I replaced the ujoint but one of the snap rings doesnt fit I guess the u joint is to big but it's so close to fitting on the driveshaft . the pinion yoke worked perfectly with the ubolt so what do I do now?
02-22-2012 08:26 PM
prostreet6t9
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Originally Posted by simcha1234
so i think their shud be a u joint i can buy which will be bigger to fit the yoke
The Pinion yoke looks to be a 1310 series joint. Spicer part# 5-153X

As far as the driveline... Is the joint held in by "inside" snap rings or outside snap rings?

If the D/L has inside snap rings use a Spicer 5-3022X

If the D/L joint needs to be wider but the caps are the same Dia as the pinion yoke.. Use Spicer 5-134X.

If those are not correct post the specs on what you need and I'll give you the part number.
02-19-2012 09:58 PM
BigRoy1978 If you call speedway with the measurements they can find the EXACT U-joint you need. Super great people to work with!
02-19-2012 09:28 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by simcha1234
I don't have the bearing caps so how do I know what size to ask for. Since there isn't any threads on the yoke I'll assume it's gonna use u straps what size shud they be or how do I measure it

The Ujoint may have a number on it that you could go to a REAL parts store with and they can cross reference it to what they have.

Brian
02-19-2012 09:24 PM
BigRoy1978 Put the straps on it, without the ujoint in it, and put it to where the strap and where the bearing goes make a circle. Then measure that circle, then measure from the little 'tab' on the yoke where the bearing would go (it would be on the very outer edge) from side to side and thats your width.

Do the same for the driveshaft.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/S44-13...oint,6988.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1310-1...ints,6989.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1310-C...oint,2189.html

there are three that speedway sell, should cover almost all popular domestic u joint size.
02-19-2012 08:21 PM
simcha1234
ujoint

I don't have the bearing caps so how do I know what size to ask for. Since there isn't any threads on the yoke I'll assume it's gonna use u straps what size shud they be or how do I measure it
02-19-2012 06:05 PM
BigRoy1978
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Originally Posted by simcha1234
so i think their shud be a u joint i can buy which will be bigger to fit the yoke

...put the bearing caps on it and it looks like it would be a big enough of a u-joint.

Looks like either 70's chevelle or nova set up up front to me.
02-19-2012 02:52 PM
simcha1234
pics of what im trying to explain

so i think their shud be a u joint i can buy which will be bigger to fit the yoke
02-16-2012 06:55 AM
shine irregardless of what it came from it is a screaming hack job. most likely will never align. if nothing else cut it off and slide a camaro clip under it. at least it will be safe and the geometry will remain intact.
02-15-2012 08:45 AM
MARTINSR And quite honestly, the frames are pretty easy to come by. I picked one up after just a few minutes on line found a nice replacement frame for my truck.

I think it was only a few hundred bucks as I remember (this was about two years ago). I started over and am very pleased that I did.

Brian
02-15-2012 07:22 AM
Houston54 Actually the front end IS your immediate problem because until you get your motor set the driveshaft has no bearing on anything. Also the shaft can be cut and welded (by a qualified shop) to fit your set up.

That front suspension is NOT a second gen F-body and is NOT a G-body. It also is NOT a truck but it is a true mess which needs to be completely redone in order for YOU to KNOW what you are running and for it to be installed safely. THAT does not appear to be a good and safe installation.

Either get a suspension system from a known vehicle or better yet get a new frame and install an IFS kit.
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