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John H67

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Hi Folks. About to assemble stripped and cleaned parts for double cardan joint. Central spherical bearing now in  

Can anyone please advise best sequence for successful rebuild?

I can’t decide if I should have two sub assemblies.

One starting with main shaft, UJ cross, and short cardan shaft. And another being flange and UJ cross.  Then bring these sub assemblies together complete with spherical bit. 

Or, should short cardan shaft be part of flange sub assembly?

Or, am I completely wrong?

The annoying thing is that I successfully rebuilt one 15 months ago without trouble, BUT I cannot remember the winning sequence (a bit like the lottery!)

Guidance please 🙏

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Further to my earlier post/request for guidance. I have given the problem more thought and discussed it with my son, resulting in a successful rebuild. The propshaft is now reinstalled and working fine. So I’ll not take up any more of your time. 

There are some interesting topics discussed on the forum - please keep them coming. 

Jnh

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Hi John

I’ve not had a double-cardan jointed shaft, but would like to fit one to sort out some issues on my 109.  Long term reparability and cost is a concern for me, though, as I had thought them irreparable once worn.  Could you post up any pictures and description of what you have done, especially the centre bearing?  It sounds like my concerns may be ill founded.

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This sounds like an interesting project, please do post pictures, and add to the collective knowledge.

 

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Have a look on www.discovery2.co.uk I'm sure Urban Panzer did a good write up of a re-build on there - with photos.

 

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