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johns68ss396rs

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Pinion yoke questions.
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:26:34 PM »
This site has been a wealth of information for me, but I have a question that I have not seen addressed. I have a '68 396 car I bought from the second owner in 1982. I am now doing a complete
restoration. When I disassembled the 12 bolt rearend, the pinion yoke did not have the dust shield on it. It also was a u-bolt style yoke. I purchased a new bolt and strap yoke which was referred to as a 1310, and :-[ it is close to 3/8" longer from the base of the collar to the bolt surface. Is this the correct item for this rearend? thanks for any help.

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 12:18:04 AM »
No, that's not right.  Should have the dust shield and u-bolts w/ 5/16 x 18" nuts.  Uses a 1/2" wrench for the nuts to remove the  u-joint.

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 12:20:26 AM »
For '69 Chevy started using stronger driveshaft components. The yoke can be used in a '68 but you will probably have to shorten the driveshaft. Don't know about other transmissions but the '69 Muncie 'shaft is just under an inch shorter than '67-'68.

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 12:35:14 AM »
Thanks Jerry. I think I just ordered the wrong part then. Almost everything on this car was as-is, but i guess someone must have had the yoke off at some point for the shield to be missing.

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 04:57:55 AM »
Have a 68 396 4 speed with u bolt design but also use to have a 396 400 turbo with original rear axle housing that  had strap design. Hope this helps!!

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 05:08:31 AM »
This site has been a wealth of information for me, but I have a question that I have not seen addressed. I have a '68 396 car I bought from the second owner in 1982. I am now doing a complete
restoration. When I disassembled the 12 bolt rearend, the pinion yoke did not have the dust shield on it. It also was a u-bolt style yoke. I purchased a new bolt and strap yoke which was referred to as a 1310, and :-[ it is close to 3/8" longer from the base of the collar to the bolt surface. Is this the correct item for this rearend? thanks for any help.

Where can you buy the strap type? I tried but had to settle for the u-bolt type. I was told the original type spread out a little over time and the the u-bolt type was stronger. I had to change it because the u-joint was too loose in the saddle.
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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 01:36:03 PM »
Denny's Driveshaft. I ordered it online and had it in two days.

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »
Anyone know if any of the u joints he sells is like the originals?

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Re: Pinion yoke questions.
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 01:06:28 AM »
Spicers are available without grease fittings and that's what you want.  No grease fittings in the joints.

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