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plus 2 drive shafts

PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:15 pm

I've just posted a search for some drive shafts but i'm having second thoughts as i think i may have the correct drive shafts but unaware! I have drive shafts with a UJ joint on one side ( flat plate) and the three eared attachment on a sliding joint on the other side and am just missing a rotoflex coupling..can someone please clear up this doubt i have ?
Also which side does the flat plate uj joint fit ?
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PostPost by: SimonH » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:51 pm

Gino,
That sounds much like the old style Spyder units my car had before I stripped it.
The UJ was outboard, Rotoflex at the diff end.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:13 am

I had a set of these on my last Plus 2, I believe they were either made by Spyder or Performance Unlimited.

The Spyder equivalent now uses one doughnut and a CV joint outboard
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PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:49 am

Thanks Simon and Robbie. ..mistery cleared up..these are exactly the same as mine and last night rumaging in the garage i found some brand new rotoflex joints ..all i need now is a new set of bolts...
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PostPost by: vxah » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:03 pm

Sorry for the thread hijack but, i see the propshaft has been in contact with the chassis where it goes through the closing plate? Just like mine when i stripped it... Worried me at the time that the diff was somehow misfitted then, with the new chassis i had to dress the flange slightly to make sure there was adequate clearance!
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PostPost by: SimonH » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:56 pm

vxah wrote:Sorry for the thread hijack but, i see the propshaft has been in contact with the chassis where it goes through the closing plate?


If you mean that sort of line around the prop its more likely where it rubbed when I moved the chassis about with no gearbox in and so drooped down in the tunnel.
But I really cant remember as it was about 6 years ago now and its still in bits! :(
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:33 pm

Well ..fitted the new drive shafts and new Rotoflex coupling...glad I don't have to do this every day !
Now on to the rear brakes....

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