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« Reply #195 on: May 09, 2014, 11:07:58 AM »

It seems like the ones I bought over the years were the same.  I might have one or two here for your car.  Since I am selling Polaraco, I will no longer need them.  You in a rush for it?
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« Reply #196 on: May 13, 2014, 09:02:58 AM »

No big rush; been living with it for 10.5 years.  Did you get those pictures taken though?
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« Reply #197 on: June 05, 2014, 09:30:16 AM »

Took the Gremlin out for a short drive to the Church last night - rear u-joint decided it no longer wanted to serve the car.  Boo!  Don't yet know it if was a cup or the u-clamp.  The joint is still on the shaft and looks good.
It's a Mopar A Body 8.75 rear if you don't remember.
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« Reply #198 on: June 05, 2014, 12:10:37 PM »

I had one come apart on my 74 Barracuda. Not fun, I was just north of Grants Pass doing 85mph at 11pm. Have fun, just make sure the driveline didn't bend, and hopefully the bolts broke and can be backed out easily.
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« Reply #199 on: June 05, 2014, 06:11:57 PM »

That reminds me Scott.  I found the box with the sending units.  I was out there so long looking for them Elaine sent out a platoon to search for me.
Now I have to remember to take pics of them for you.
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« Reply #200 on: June 06, 2014, 09:13:41 AM »

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I had one come apart on my 74 Barracuda. Not fun, I was just north of Grants Pass doing 85mph at 11pm. Have fun, just make sure the driveline didn't bend, and hopefully the bolts broke and can be backed out easily.

That's my hope too; still have not looked.  Was going to today but I'm feeling lazy - there's always tomorrow.  
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« Reply #201 on: June 06, 2014, 09:14:28 AM »

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That reminds me Scott.  I found the box with the sending units.  I was out there so long looking for them Elaine sent out a platoon to search for me.

Look for 5, nap for 30; look for 5, nap for 30....  
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« Reply #202 on: June 06, 2014, 03:18:10 PM »

wish I could nap.  I move all day until I drop
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« Reply #203 on: June 07, 2014, 08:54:55 AM »

UPDATE!  One bolt sheared off of the yoke and the other side bolt is gone as well as that U-clamp.  The other side U-clamp is in place, without the cup however.  I don't know if the one that is sheared caused the problem, and it sheared when the other one let go.  I tried to thread a bolt into the open hole where the one was missing but it is stripped.  I have some work to do....

However, those glaspacs that I hate so much actually helped - they took the brunt of the drive-shaft when it let go, thus saving the shaft from serious damage.  There is a small dent in the shaft; I will need to get it checked for balance when I fix/replace the yoke.
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« Reply #204 on: June 07, 2014, 12:58:54 PM »

The yoke, if not missing a chunk, will probably be fine.  The missing bolt probably fell out sheering the apposing bolt  It's a 1/4 inch  28 fine thread.  Replace them all.  Socket head are nice, but can be troublesome when tightening.  The broken one will probably back right out.  Sears sells a pretty good remover for that small stuff.  You might be able to straighten it out on your own.  Caps are easy at any good auto parts store.  They sell U Joint kits with them and new bolts.
On another note.  I took a couple of pics of the sending units.  
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« Reply #205 on: June 08, 2014, 09:50:41 PM »

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On another note.  I took a couple of pics of the sending units.  




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« Reply #206 on: June 09, 2014, 09:49:52 AM »

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« Reply #207 on: June 13, 2014, 04:40:30 PM »

Thanls for teh pics Steve.

What say some of ye?  I am gong to look at them this coming Thursday.
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« Reply #208 on: June 13, 2014, 09:19:20 PM »

Yeah, that is a decent price as long as they are in good shape. Assembled in a third member would be really good, if you have to install, the bearing kits are around $125 on top of it. I prefer 3.23s over 3.55s on the street, but really like 2.73s for the highway speeds, or a good overdrive. The second advantage of the 2.73s is keeping the rear tires from spinning so easily from a stop, so tires are saved a bit, and being able to hit 60mph in first gear is kind of cool, too. Hard to do that with 3.55s, but 3.23s are a good alternative between the two.
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« Reply #209 on: June 14, 2014, 04:59:46 PM »

3.23's are hard to come by used.  The 67 had a set so I put them in Polaraco and scrapped the 355's.  Look around for a Gear Benders over drive unit.  That's what the car needs.  But that 3200 doesn't sound right.  You sure they aren't 410's?  That makes more sense
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