APalusky said:I,m sorry.. You don't understand.. I don't have a driveshaft now. All I was given when I got my project was the transmission with the yoke, u joint, and about 2" of drive shaft. The rest was burned off. I wanted to get the u-joint out so that I could measure from cap to cap, or end to end. I tried with a small Home Depot style propane torch, but it wouldn't melt out all of the plastic inside. There was a blow out on one end, but the cap didn't move any. It blue in insted of out. I then tried to cut the u-joint out using a cut off wheel. It was going ok when I moved the wheel a little. it cut into the yoke about 1/8" deep. One person says to fill it. Another says to junk it and get a new one..
sedan delivery said:sounds like jr stocker is sore about something or someone he knows nothing about. i gave Apalusky **** general advice. i work for gm dealers from 1960 to 1990, and additional 20 years on heavy equipment. i have change my share of ujoints and cv joints so i think i have a enough knowledge to give a little advice to someone how needs it. i do agree with the response about parts stores not having parts books , i think this dumb and irresponsible to its customers...
Your not supposed to try and press the nylon injected joint's out without removing some of the nylon. Warm up the ears of the yoke and the nylon will squirt out. Now the joint will come out alot easier.junior stocker said:You need a several ton press to remove u-joints held in with plastic. Not even a large vice will work; just ask me how I know that. Put your slip yoke into the trans, push it ALL the way in, the take a tape measure and measure from the CENTER of the trans-yoke U-Joint to the center of the rear end yoke. Subtract about an inch, that be how long the driveshaft needs to be. If it's a truck and goes off road or through the rough, make it 1 1/2". Hunt the wrecking yards for the correct lenth driveshaft. IF you can get anyone to even LOOK a a Hollanders Interchange Manual, you're luckier than I am. Even wrecking yard counter people don't know much, kind of like modern day counter people at auto parts stores. If you're one of these, and you're offended, TOUGH, learn your job! Don't even talk to me if you don't have grease on your hands.
If you burn a small hole in the end of the cap with a torch before you warm up the rest of the yoke,it will help with the grease blowing up.APalusky said:All I have is a small propane torch. Some of that plastic came out, but not enough. Something did blow when I was heating the area but I don't know what it was. I figured I could cut it out then take the rest out from the inside.
Iwas told by another person that when you have a driveshaft made.. Use only new parts. Don't keep any of the old parts. The only reason to keep the old yoke is to measure.
Now with the measuring deal.. I have been to Denny's site and saw one way of doing it. I was at Back to the 50's and got a flyer from Inland on how to measure ( which is different ) and now I hear that I am suppose to put the yoke into the trans. all of the way. then pull it out 1 1/2" and measure from the center of the yoke to the flat, or center of the cap on the rearend..
WHICH IS IT????