roguevogue Posted May 7, 2006 Share Posted May 7, 2006 I recently recieved a pair of Nth Degree Mobility's Gyro joints to play with, thanks hugely to SteveG. They are basically a ball and socket, with a 2" diameter ball sitting in a polyurethane cup, a bit like a hip joint. The thread is 1" diameter. The bracket in the picture is of my own manufacture, the joint when supplied in "DIY" form comes with a flat plate intended to weld on to the chassis somehow. Because the joint is American the thread is a unified form, however it is not straight forward UNF (1"-12), as I found out to my cost, but UNS (1"-14). Luckily I have a very good engineering suppliers locally called Antron who were able to source a tap so that I could adapt to my radius arm tubes. The radius arms are made of 38mm od, 4mm wall CDS tube. Having removed the old bracket from the chassis I ground off the last remnants of the welds and prepared for the new brackets. I welded the new brackets on a known distance from the front axle bracket so that the wheel base remains constant. After a quick lick of paint and job done. The joints come with a designed in grease nipple and grooves in the bush to flow the grease arround the ball. Now as soon as I get a new starter motor I will be able to get down from the ramp and test them out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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