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perf-list Digest Sat, 27 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 011

In This Issue:
Re: NEED U-joints
Re: NEED U-joints
Re: NEED U-joints
Re: Dual Battery Setup

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From: Kevin Kemmerer <kevkem epix.net>
Subject: Re: NEED U-joints
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 13:53:14 -0500

When I used to trash my u-joints all the time, I was getting them at
Western Auto, Wheels, Parts America, or whatever they are called now.  They
had a lifetime warrenty, and were like $5.00 a joint.  I spent 5 bucks for
a bucketfull by the time I was done.

Sometimes, I got 2 in return for one broken one. :)

Kevin

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From: phil[SMTP:phil ableofficemachines.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:24 PM
To: bronco northwest.com; ebr bronco.com; BRONCO FIX; Ford Off Road; Ford
Performance; Ford truck
Subject: [perf-list] NEED U-joints


Am looking for 6 u-joints for dana-44 front-end..at a GOOD price..
i beleave they are th 1 3/16 version
spicer 297x   ???
I am tired of destroying new dutchman and warn front axles and have
gotten 5 u-pullits from a "heep" recut and splined..
Dutchman wants $20. a piece for their "h.d" non-greasables..
so i be looking for 6 of them so i can have one spare.. and will have
the caps welded on all of them.
I know a dana-60 would take care of it.. but i do NOT have near that
kind of $$$
The Dutchman/Warn axles to not twist or shear but the ends on the stub
shaft rip off.. Went on a local run Jan.1 and trashed one of the new
Warns.
phil

phil ableofficemachines.com






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From: "Chris Samuel" <fourmuelz email.msn.com>
Subject: Re: NEED U-joints
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 13:07:54 -0800


Phil.
Just something to think about, and it may not be worth anything.
When you even tack weld in the cups on a D/shaft, or Axel U-joint
you destroy the yoke's metallurgy; making it weaker.  More
importantly you cook all or part of the lube in the U-joint.
If the joint is not lubable how long will a partially lubed joint last?
I personally choose not to go this route, because of the numbers
of failures I have witnessed.  That said I have known people who
absolutely swear by this approach, and I know that it works for them.
My observation has been that the people that I know that do this
break more parts then I do on the same trails, even after they
go this route they still break more parts then I do.
IME the full C-clip will give better results, due to
the lack of heat input into the components, and a better
distribution of the load around the yoke.

The March 2001 4wheel & Off Road has a bit on the new
Warn Hub Fuse.  This is the way that I'm going on the D44
in my Highboy, until I get around to a D60 in it.
I know that the 429 and only 35" tires is more then
that ancient closed knuckle D44 can handle!-)

You might try 6 states for your joints, they not only had the
best price on the knuckle wipers for that D44 in my Highboy,
they had them in stock!  (Spicer Part:  " Seal Kit"  706207  X)

Hubs in!
Chris
_____________________________________________________
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 10:24:21 -0800
From: phil <phil ableofficemachines.com>
Subject: NEED U-joints


SNIP<

so i be looking for 6 of them so i can have one spare.. and will have
the caps welded on all of them.
SNIP<
phil

phil ableofficemachines.com





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Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 14:36:42 -0800
From: phil <phil ableofficemachines.com>
Subject: Re: NEED U-joints


GOOD thought perhaps the greasables would be better then..
the last front pass side i shattered was a custom "WARN" h.d. shaft.. the
shaft held the h.d. u-joint held.. but twisted the u-joint mounts went 10
ft further a "snap" was heard and all 4 ears were gone..

Chris Samuel wrote:

>  Phil.
> Just something to think about, and it may not be worth anything.
> When you even tack weld in the cups on a D/shaft, or Axel U-joint
> you destroy the yoke's metallurgy; making it weaker.  More
> importantly you cook all or part of the lube in the U-joint.
> If the joint is not lubable how long will a partially lubed joint last?
> I personally choose not to go this route, because of the numbers
> of failures I have witnessed.  That said I have known people who
> absolutely swear by this approach, and I know that it works for them.
> My observation has been that the people that I know that do this
> break more parts then I do on the same trails, even after they
> go this route they still break more parts then I do.
> IME the full C-clip will give better results, due to
>  the lack of heat input into the components, and a better
> distribution of the load around the yoke.
>
> The March 2001 4wheel & Off Road has a bit on the new
> Warn Hub Fuse.  This is the way that I'm going on the D44
> in my Highboy, until I get around to a D60 in it.
> I know that the 429 and only 35" tires is more then
> that ancient closed knuckle D44 can handle!-)
>
> You might try 6 states for your joints, they not only had the
> best price on the knuckle wipers for that D44 in my Highboy,
>  they had them in stock!  (Spicer Part:  " Seal Kit"  706207  X)
>
> Hubs in!
> Chris
>  _____________________________________________________
> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 10:24:21 -0800
> From: phil <phil ableofficemachines.com>
> Subject: NEED U-joints
>
> SNIP<
>
> so i be looking for 6 of them so i can have one spare.. and will have
> the caps welded on all of them.
> SNIP<
> phil
>
> phil ableofficemachines.com


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From: JNiolon uss.com
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 06:21:48 -0600
Subject: Re: Dual Battery Setup



I had this set up in a '72 f-100, but it wasn't from the factory. It was
homebrewed. In mine there was a heavy duty, heat sinked diode that
prevented the main battery from being drained by the camper accessories,
but the auxiliary battery could be used as a backup to the main...  I don't
think it is really necessary thought, considering you have an ample primary
battery...

You could probably find wiring schematics on some of the camping sites,
it's a pretty common setup amoung those with campers and such

john


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