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From: Middletown, NY,USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-08-2002 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67BarryStang   Click Here to Email 67BarryStang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a vibration at higher speeds and at around 70-75mph it feels like a thumpimg sound. A few months ago I bought the 67 Mustang to be checked out at a transmission place. When I asked about the vibration, he said that there was a compressed rubber sleeve in the tail end of the shaft. He then put the car in neutal, took a small level and placed it flush to one of the rings on the joint in the front and turned the shaft until it was level. He then placed it flush to the rear joint ring and it was not level. Off by a little but enough to cause vibration. He felt the rubber sleeve was shifting and causing the mis-alignment. Does this sound correct? If yes I take it a new drive shaft is in order. What companys would you recommend for drive shafts. Thanks

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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 01-08-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best place I've found has been a local company that specializes in truck bodies. They make driveshafts all the time, and the place I dealt with was super reasonable with the price. Look in the yellow pages under 'Truck Body'

You can have a brand new one cut for under $100 using your yokes. That's cut and balanced.

It will be a one piece, but you want that anyway.


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From: Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Registered: May 2001

posted 01-08-2002 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99   Click Here to Email MDF99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 66 Coupe was acting like that several years ago. I replaced both front and rear driveshaft U-Joints and it solved the problem, I also changed out the tranny output shaft seal while I was in there.


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