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Charley

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Re: Universal joint retention - metal clips and plastic injection
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 01:39:24 PM »
Funny that my car still has it's ujoints since it has a 427 and traction bars..

My68SS

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Re: Universal joint retention - metal clips and plastic injection
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2011, 04:59:37 PM »
Yeah they're a pretty tuff shaft! I've asked my motor to exercise some authority at times   8)
Rob
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bcmiller

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Re: Universal joint retention - metal clips and plastic injection
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2011, 07:04:46 PM »
Charley, if you have not done it already could you please check the length of your driveshaft from center of one u joint to the center of the other and post it here?  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7861.0

Is the rear axle original and it looks like it uses bolts and straps, correct?  I was thinking that was 69 only but I could be wrong.
1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 BBC, M21, 12 bolt.
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016
Bryon

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Re: Universal joint retention - metal clips and plastic injection
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011, 01:43:23 AM »
Ron.
My 69 P@A shows that the plastic injected 1330 series u-joint was only used in 67-68 w/T 400 and the driveshaft pinion flange used straps.
The 69 used 1300 series u-joints with straps. The 67-68 used 1300 series but used u-bolts.
I have no idea why GM used the heavier 1330 series u-joints in the 67-68 TH 400 and not in the 4spd.
The 69 P@A also shows that sometime in 68 there was a second TH 400 designed driveshaft with lock rings. I may dispute this as I ordered my 68 in late July and received it in Aug.
I am trying to get the build date of my 68 but that is another very sad story.
If anyone has different or additional info. on this subject , chime in.
Bob