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ntintruder
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ujoint rubber cover

Postby ntintruder » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:02 pm



Anybody know if the rubber cover for the drive shaft ujoint on a 76 1000 is available ?



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WingAdmin
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Re: ujoint rubber cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Not new, and I haven't seen any aftermarket after a brief browse on the web. I do see a few used ones on eBay however.

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Fred Camper
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Re: ujoint rubber cover

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Seen folks run wings with a bare drive-shaft. Not sure how big a deal to not have that cover provided you keep it properly lubed and do not live on a dirt road like I do.

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Re: ujoint rubber cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:48 pm

Fred Camper wrote:Seen folks run wings with a bare drive-shaft. Not sure how big a deal to not have that cover provided you keep it properly lubed and do not live on a dirt road like I do.


There are bearings in that joint that would not take kindly to being infused with road grit, which is the reason for that rubber cover. I wouldn't expect the joint to last anywhere near as long without the cover in place.

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Fred Camper
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Re: ujoint rubber cover

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:25 pm

I agree. It has a high load and high speed.




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