[Healeys] Universal joints
coudesluijs at chello.nl
Tue Dec 26 11:26:40 MST 2017
Price has not much to do with quality. Go for the ones with the grease
There may be variations in the diameter of the X pieces of the joints.
Go for the ones with the largest diameter of the shafts of the X's.
These will have the largest number of needles and will endure a much
In the 70's/80's I used to have to change the UV joints on my
Jensen-Healey (I think they may be identical to the ones on the A-H)
about every year until I found out that I should have used the UV joints
with the larger diameter of the X piece.
After that I had very little trouble.
I have used many makes from various countries at various prices and did
not notice all that much difference in longevity.
Op 26-12-2017 om 18:10 schreef Simon Lachlan:
> Trust that one and all are having Good Time....
> So, a question. I’ll be replacing the two UJs in my MkII BT7’s
> propshaft soon. I am looking at the choices. Whilst they all /_look_/
> the same, there are some significant price variations. And some are
> sealed and some have grease nipples.
> I guess that they all had grease nipples originally and the sealed
> ones were a later development. I wonder if it’s an improvement or just
> cost cutting???
> Personally, I think I’ll go for the ones with the nipples.....at least
> that way I’ll be forced to touch and examine them occasionally. Or are
> the sealed one just as good ie a genuine improvement.
> Price....are the pricier ones actually better or just making someone
> Any opinions would be welcome.
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