U-joint/drive shaft question

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by jaye, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    I have a 1969 Skylark custom 350/4, I installed the drive shaft and the nuts on the u-joint bolts are even with the end of the strap threads, not enough space to install the lock washer. I've purchase three different u-joint bolts however, they are all the same size. The last set was Moog #329-10. It fits in great however, it doesn't seem to be long enough either. The cup of the universal joints are 1 1/8", I also measured the differential flange and got 3 5/8" width & 1" tall. Any recommendations
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  2. Weekender

    Weekender weekender

    Check to see that the u-joint cups are set fully into the differential flange pockets, if they are fully seated in the pockets, I would use the extra strong Locktite thread locker.
  3. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    This is the way parts are being made. YOUR going to have tio keep trying different brands and hope someone gets it right.
    I personally have run across short u-bolts all the time. It should be fine with tock tight as long as the thread is level with the back side of the nuts you will be fine.
  4. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I had that issue and made my own. 1516678819435-984307132.jpg
  5. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply
  6. Weekender

    Weekender weekender

    That's a great option, I use this type caps in my setup.

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