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Old 01-30-2012, 04:32 PM
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something better than ujoints for steering setup?

I have a rac n pinion in a 80' vette with a LS1 and the u-joints for the steering are a PITA to get perfect. It has dual double ujoints to connect everything.

Someone said maybe CV's instead?

Any other ideas? I just want it to be smooth!

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One of the things I have found when doing the U Joints for steering, especially when odd angles and more than one shaft are used is that the shafts have to be firmly mounted to prevent them from wobbling and binding the joints. This often entails supporting both ends of the shaft with heim joints.
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One of the things I have found when doing the U Joints for steering, especially when odd angles and more than one shaft are used is that the shafts have to be firmly mounted to prevent them from wobbling and binding the joints. This often entails supporting both ends of the shaft with heim joints.
Yea it has a heim joints. Just a pain to try and get it perfect. I have to take it all apart again and try to make it perfect. I will check to see if anything is loose or wobbles.
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I have a rac n pinion in a 80' vette with a LS1 and the u-joints for the steering are a PITA to get perfect. It has dual double ujoints to connect everything.
Someone said maybe CV's instead?
Any other ideas? I just want it to be smooth!
Early Pintos used a wound wire shaft, sort of like a large speedometer cable. Problem with it was that it rusted from the inside out and failed at the worst possible moment. The idea was to produce a low-cost shaft, so I guess stainless was out of the question.
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