just got a tt truck with cast iron warford trans does it take a special front u joint to hook up to engine its missing on this one
I'm NOT SURE, but I think the special u-joint you're thinking of is the one needed for a Muncie. I THINK the Warford uses a regular u-joint.
Warford uses a stock T u joint.
But you gotta have the housing too.
The iron case Warford needs the special coupler (housing and connectors) but uses a standard T U-joint inside it between the Warford and the engine. (so I am told, never used one of these, I have a Muncie) It also requires the special cross member/support behind the transmission.
I understand that the aluminum case Warford just bolts directly onto the back of the Ford Transmission? (I never even owned one of them)
Just a slight clarification?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Should look like this.
My cast iron bolted right up using a stock U joint. All I had to do was shorten the torque tube/drive shaft, cut a hole in the floor board, Shorten the rear radius rods and cut the front running board support truss support and fab a support piece to take care of the added weight of the trans. It all went together easily.
Thanks for the info guys i knew one trans used a special joint ,my trans looks just like the one in Pauls pictures,its all there except the u joint
Muncie uses a special super short U-joint within its own housing front, It is a nice mounting, but the U-joints are prone to breaking. Many Muncie users have a solid coupler made to replace broken or missing U-joints. They work just fine provided everything is straight and properly supported.
Jumbo Giant transmissions use a special short, slotted, fiber or steel washer and connector which also works very well. They are usually missing, and more difficult to make a replacement. Someone here may give us the name of that coupler. I don't remember the name. They are still used in heavy machinery.
DRive carefully, and enjoy, W2
My TT has a Muncie. When I took the truck apart to "refurbish" things I found the forward U-Joint was broken. It had probably run for years with that U-joint broken. It was wedged in place and since that U-Joint never sees reverse torque it had held for who knows how long. (It can see reverse torque with Planetary reverse, but my grandfather never used it just Muncie reverse).
The coupling with a disc that has a slot on each side ( at 90 degrees to each other) is called an Oldham coupling. Often used on magneto drives too.
The ujoint housing for the Warford, is It the same housing for the 2 piece driveshaft that Langs and others sell? #2577
Also while we are at it who sells the driveshaft pins for the TT, not the ujoint pins?
The front Warford ujoint housing is much longer and larger on the 4 bolt end than the T 2 piece D/S housing.
Just for anyone getting the mistaken idea, you cannot put one of these housings from an iron case Warford on an aluminum case without changing the input shaft too as the square on the input shaft is different size.