They're stll out there !

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: They're stll out there !
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Gregory on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 07:47 pm:

Just received what looks like a NOS FORD Universal Joint off Ebay for $25 shipped !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 09:25 pm:

Have you been to "confession" yet?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:53 am:

I've got several NOS U-Joints, and find them from time to time, here and there. It's not uncommon to find really good used ones too, you just have to look.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Gregory on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:34 am:

I was shocked to see it had never been used!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Pawelek Brookshire, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:44 pm:

Remember that some "NOS" parts are NOS because they weren't made properly in the first place or did not fit so they were put back on the shelf years ago. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:24 pm:

Maybe yes, maybe no. I know in the 50's Ford factory sheetmetal was often line rejects as a body man has more time to fit a part than an assembly line worker.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:01 pm:

I found some used u-joints at Chickasha in a parts pile that were worn ever so slightly.
Good used u-joints are out there.
I thought that it was a fluke but they are out there usually every year now that I've noticed.

I dont see how one would fail in normal driving conditions.
I have had one that was totally shot that still in use in a rear end I tore down. That car must have been really jerked around to wear that bad.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:08 pm:

John - "LOL",....that is,....."lack of lubrication"!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Doleshal on Friday, May 17, 2013 - 01:51 pm:

Generally, only one of the four yokes will show wear on any given "moderately used" u-joint, so turn them over and inspect all four yokes before you assume it is a "very good" or "new old stock" u-joint...

Also, if there is no FORD script on the u-joint, throw it away or use it only with extreme caution and frequent checks. Many repro u-joints don't last more than a few hundred miles before they have extreme wear and sometimes even break with little warning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Gregory on Friday, May 17, 2013 - 02:24 pm:

This one has FORD script


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