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who sells U-joint rear axles?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:36 pm
by "trdr_gonzo"
Thanks John,
Do you know who sells these types of rear axles? I'd much rather go
to them for the replacement U-Joints

Thanks

Frank



--- In ***@***.***, JOHN CLEGG <[email protected]>
wrote:
Frank
Converted mine a couple of years ago,apart from one tired u/j
that needed replacing it has performed faultlessly,no more

Kangarooing-especially in reverse.True to say though the joints are
near to their limits on full droop
John


trdr_gonzo <[email protected]> wrote:


-Hi , The last message was empty. Sorry for the confusion. The
setup

on my axle is with universal joints, not with CV joints. Its been
on the car for at least 20 years with no problems. I will post a
file photo of it (before it broke)

thanks

Frank



-- In ***@***.***, "e s" wrote:
> Is it a u joint or cv? Would think u joints would be a no no on
an

elan, too much deflection almost for cv even.
>
>
>
> U joints would need limit straps or they may break
>
> cvs shouldn't but if the shaft is not the right length it may
beat the circlip off the end of the shaft
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: trdr_gonzo
> To: ***@***.***
> Subject: [LotusElan.net] broken rear axle
> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 21:32:59 -0000
>
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Was out for drive sunday afternoon, and the faint thumping
noise

that
> > i noticed occasionally on deceleration got much louder. Pulled
into a
> > gas station and discovered that the ujoint on the after market
CV

> > rear axle had separated from one of its 4 connections, leading
the
> > axle to get loose. This was the left side rear axle - the one
> > transferring all the forward motion to the car. I tried to limp
home
> > with it, but lo and behold- hit a bump and the axle separated in
> > two. Rolled to a stop and had her towed home.
> >
> > My ques is, Is this a common failure for elans? I plan to have
a new
> > U-joint press fitted onto the drive shaft - shall I have the
right
> > axle u-joint replaced as well? Does the left side naturally
recieve
> > more stress because it drive the car at speeds and hold it in
place
> > when the car is parked (left in gear)? How difficult is it to
> > remove? Seems like all i need to do is unscrew the allen bolts
and
> > take it to a mechanic to get the new U-joint fitted. Thanks in
> > advance for the advice.
> >
> > Frank
> >
> > 69 Elan
> > 67 Volvo 122s wagon
> > 73 Honda cb750
>
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who sells U-joint rear axles?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:27 pm
by john.p.clegg
Frank
don't know who does the axels but the hardy spicer joints can be sourced from most decent ironmongers,motor factors,ebay,etc.etc.

trdr_gonzo <***@***.***> wrote:


Thanks John,
Do you know who sells these types of rear axles? I'd much rather go
to them for the replacement U-Joints

Thanks

Frank



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