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Mick Miller Drive Shafts

PostPost by: "nebogipfel2004" » Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:29 pm

Hi All,

Flushed with success having fitted my screen..... Phew! My thoughts
return to driveshafts. I know it's an old well worn subject but I
have a specific question.

Any experiences of fitting/using Mick Miller CV-Joint
shafts? ....specifically the Miller ones, not other solutions. I
know quite a few Elans are now dumping the donuts. (Should that be
dunkin' the donuts? :))

Thanks
John
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:48 pm

I fitted these to my Sprint last Spring when changing the chassis (and suspension, now Spyder twin wishbone), fitted in easily, work great.

Pete
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Hi All,

Flushed with success having fitted my screen..... Phew! My thoughts
return to driveshafts. I know it's an old well worn subject but I
have a specific question.

Any experiences of fitting/using Mick Miller CV-Joint
shafts? ....specifically the Miller ones, not other solutions. I
know quite a few Elans are now dumping the donuts. (Should that be
dunkin' the donuts? :))

Thanks
John








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PostPost by: Steve Crook » Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:00 am

I have them on my +2 and S3 Elan, they fit easily and work well. I have
done about 30,000 combined miles with no problems. If you want
reliability and safety it?s the only way to go.

Steve

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Hi All,

Flushed with success having fitted my screen..... Phew! My thoughts
return to driveshafts. I know it's an old well worn subject but I
have a specific question.

Any experiences of fitting/using Mick Miller CV-Joint
shafts? ....specifically the Miller ones, not other solutions. I
know quite a few Elans are now dumping the donuts. (Should that be
dunkin' the donuts? :))

Thanks
John









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PostPost by: davidallen » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:08 pm

I did a survey of all the drive shafts conversions and came to the
conclusion that the Mick Miller one's were the preferred option.

However, they are rather expensive for a relatively simple conversion, so I
am looking at making my own. I have calculated the dimensions and have
obtained a number of MK2 VW golf (rabbit?) 100mm CV's. I started looking
into finding a supplier to machine the shafts but have recently been
sidetracked with stripping the paint from the car.

The golf driveshaft from one side could be shortened, and I have found a
motorsport company who will friction weld a new spline stub onto one end of
the original shaft and guarantee the result.

David

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Hi All,

Flushed with success having fitted my screen..... Phew! My thoughts
return to driveshafts. I know it's an old well worn subject but I
have a specific question.

Any experiences of fitting/using Mick Miller CV-Joint
shafts? ....specifically the Miller ones, not other solutions. I
know quite a few Elans are now dumping the donuts. (Should that be
dunkin' the donuts? :))

Thanks
John









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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:28 am

Where can you buy the Mick Miller shafts in US and at what cost?
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PostPost by: zuckerlowe » Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:01 pm

Hi John,
I have the Mick Miller CV set up on my +2, a great improvment. I'd
hate to go back to donuts.

Steve (1968 +2)

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Any experiences of fitting/using Mick Miller CV-Joint
shafts? ....specifically the Miller ones, not other solutions. I
know quite a few Elans are now dumping the donuts. (Should that be
dunkin' the donuts? :))

Thanks
John
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