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Offline Weldar

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U-Joint question
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:42:48 PM »
George with Olcar Bearing indicates that any 64-72 A body u-joint will work. Is this correct, and if not, where can I source the correct ones? Anything else to consider?

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Offline WkillGS

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Re: U-Joint question
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 11:34:47 PM »
Should be available from most auto parts stores.
Our Buicks use a type '3R'.
The Dana/Spicer brand is pretty well regarded. It's pn 5-3147x, about $15.
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Offline Brian

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Re: U-Joint question
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 08:29:52 AM »
Saying that all A-body u-joints are the same is not true.  Chevrolets use a U-joint that has external locking clips, and Buick and pontiac use joints with internal locking clips.  Not sure about Olds. 
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Re: U-Joint question
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 09:04:46 PM »
Thanks for info.

Dwaine
65 Skylark GS HT Auto - Under restoration
65 Skylark GS HT 4sp - Driver
2 x 65 Skylarks for parts

"If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready" - Les K.
"The closer to the wellhead the better" - Oilfield Oldtimer