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Michael Whitworth posted a topic in Tech Talk2 or 3 years ago I was having mega problems with my 1989 SEi twisting and breaking driveshafts, after spending £££ on replacement shafts/joints/ strengthened tubes and new stubbs etc being custom built and still breaking joints or shearing stubbs I gave up and decided to convert to a Sierra diff. I bought a later SEiW to tie me over while I carried out the conversion. 3 or 4 years later I have had a diff mountings fabricated and am now in a position to build driveshafts and a propshaft. So first of all I need either a Sierra propshaft or least a flange/Yoke to mate with the diff and I can probably use my old propshaft and have the new flange/yoke. So if anyone has any of these items kicking around please shout up and let me know what you would take for them, also if anyone has any suggestions as to the best way to go with the propshaft. Secondly I am not sure of the best way forward with driveshafts, I seem to have several options. The first and probably the best but more expensive way is to source 2 Sierra uprights and wheel flanges and use bolt on joints. The diff already has flanges for the bolt on type. The second option would be to use the earlier Sierra slide in joint at the hub utilising a Sierra flange and my own uprights or some I purchased on the forum a few years back and using the bolt on joint on the inner. I would then have to have the bars turned down at one end and splined to fit the outer joint at the upright. Thoughts, ideas and opinions would be welcomed and if anyone has any parts/components available that might help make the job easier please shout up. Looking forward to your help and input. Mike.
Good evening fine folk! As some of you know, I recently acquired a lovely Pinto powered SEi, and have been giving it a thorough once over. When giving it a quick test drive, I noticed a slight knocking coming from the propshaft / rear of the car, coupled with a slight gear stick shake intermittently. I thought this may be a lose gearbox mount or diff mounting bolt, however on further inspection there seems to be some inherent "up and down" play in the offside rear driveshaft. I am looking to replace the full driveshaft / CV joint, but would like to understand exactly which type of shafts they are and where I can source a new unit? Many thanks in advance - Pictures below. /B