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finally back on line after having no laptop after accidentally dropping it, while using adobe to read the workshop manual a few weeks back :angry:

anyway had a bit of trouble with the disco over the xmas period where coming back down the M74 on crimbo eve the front prop uj's deciding to fall to peices being stuck at the services, i fingured its going to be a ride on the big yellow taxi home

anyway i had a brain wave for the past 6 months ive been carrying the front prop from my swb series in the back of the disco after getting it painted at work, with abit of measuring its 4 mm shorter when its fully compressed, than a disco 1 front prop but it fitted and touch wood has been ok,

next job is to work out which ujs are in the old prop so i can get some new ones before going back up scotland in the new year

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i'd consider finding a 2nd hand prop on ebay close to where you are. if the u/j's have destroyed themselves then there's a good chance that the prop yokes will be damaged. at least then you have got one ready to recon, rather than having to wait to find another one and get it couriered over.

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Personnally having looked at the prices for 2nd hand props recently (Splines had gone on my front one). I would get a brand new one (Mine was an allmakes one from devon @ £80 posted) as that way you know its all new and aren't open to a possible failure and associated cost & inconvience as you have no history about the 2nd hand prop. For me there was only the price of a GKN UJ it.

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Just repaired a P38 in my workshop, front prop UJ failed, peeled the passenger side footwell open, smashed the side of the auto box up - needed a new box / prop etc and I'm guessing the driver needed new pair of pants! All for the sake of a little grease every now and again!

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