[Healeys] Universal joints

Oudesluys 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 
larger load.
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.
Kees Oudesluijs

Op 26-12-2017 om 18:10 schreef Simon Lachlan:
> Hi,
> 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 
> richer???
> Any opinions would be welcome.
> Thanks,
> Simon
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