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kid vishus
Gearhead

Posts: 2361
From: not where I want to be
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 06-01-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Went racing today. The air was terible (4400 ft corrected altitude), it was hot and humid, sunny and the track wasnt in very good shape because of it.

Passes were in this order, .522 light 6.451, .515 light 6.444, .525 6.440, and not being happy with where I was at n the tree, I went back up for our last time trial just to try and get a light, then it broke. Yep, it sheared the rear U-joint on launch (moved about 2 feet), causing the motor to free rev to the rev limiter, and the driveshaft flung around wildly under the car till it sheared itself into 2 pieces. I couldnt get it shut off soon enough to keep it from tearing itself in 2. The rear loop that is part of the crossmember the ladderbars connect to caused it to come apart. Bad thing is, the shaft spinning around under there like that also bent my track locator.

My buddy told me I need to upgrade to 1350 u-joints, which means that billet pinion yoke I bought last year is already too small, I need a better trans slip yoke, I need to buy a driveshaft, and a new track locator.

And hope the motor didnt get hurt when it hit the chip for what seemed like eternity.

Anyone want to buy a really cool 2 piece drivshaft

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Buster
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Posts: 76
From: Orlando
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-01-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OUCH! I have been sweating my drive shaft and U Joints for some time now.... Maybe it's time for me to upgrade, humm, learn from others(?)

Good luck with the engine!!! I REALLY hope everythings good there!

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GTS Racing
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Posts: 62
From: Thor, Iowa 50591
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 06-01-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTS Racing   Click Here to Email GTS Racing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That has gotta bite big time!!!!! Speaking of bite, took our car back to Humboldt and it worked awesome, a whole lot better than Eddyville last Sun. We broke out first round, dialed a 7.32 and broke out with a 7.23, yes almost a full tenth. Pro Stockers were there and one of them oiled the lane in front of us and the air got TONS better. The lane we were in would only give us a 7.34 so we dialed it for the lane. We will see what happens tomorrow (Sunday) for the double points event, See ya at the races, Steve.

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Butch Jennings
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Posts: 444
From: California
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 06-02-2002 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Sorry to hear this Rob, I was hoping you were done breaking stuff for quite a while. I hope your motor's ok.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 06-02-2002 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob,sorry about your breaking. Look at the bright side, your motor still runs. Call or e-mail me about a good driveshaft. Air was HORRIFIC yesterday and today.

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jsracingbbf
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Posts: 121
From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-02-2002 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about the Mishap Rob. good Luck getting her going again.
Jerry

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68F100
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Posts: 1425
From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 06-02-2002 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man that sucks. Hope the motor is ok. If you need any extra hands let me know. I'll be home Thursday night.

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 06-02-2002 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are right Rob , it does suck , hope the power plant did not sustain any major damage.

JOHN

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Dave_C
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Posts: 471
From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 06-02-2002 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear it. Been there done that. Last summer I broke a driveshaft. I was turning ~6200 or so on a burnout when it borke right where it passes through the ladder bar crossmember.

Really chewed up the floor and also bent the track locator bar.

I had a new driveshaft up at a local shop that specializes in that. The built me a HD unit. Stock is .065 wall. The new one is .080 and has been spin balnced on their machine. Works great.

Later,

David Cole

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Larry Jennings
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Posts: 426
From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 06-02-2002 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Darn Kid! It must be that new fuel pump . I'm sorry to hear bout the breakage and sure hope the motor's good .

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clevelandstyle
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Posts: 242
From: Connersville, IN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 06-02-2002 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your right, that sucks!

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Ben
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steve'66
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Posts: 4085
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 06-02-2002 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KV,

What can I say that everyone else hasn't? Melissa's stang's floorboards are modified like yours too.
You got a lot of use out of that stock shaft and joints. Good luck getting it back together!

SteveW

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Fastymz
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Posts: 4277
From: Reno Nv MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-02-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kid,sorry to about that.I hope all gose back together fine,without finding more damage.

SCOOP

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mellowyellow
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Posts: 4135
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-02-2002 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob! Do hope that your run of "breaks" ends with this. Maybe Alex will get you back in gear. Hope so.

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67Coupster
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Posts: 126
From: Fortson, GA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 06-02-2002 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can relate to the modified floorboards!! Been there done that too. Mine was from collasped spring perches.

Rob, hopefully the motors not hurt!!

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futurattraction
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Posts: 52
From: Iowa City, IA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 06-02-2002 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for futurattraction   Click Here to Email futurattraction     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang in there Kid. Things will turn around...
Scott

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 06-02-2002 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68F100:
...If you need any extra hands let me know. I'll be home Thursday night.


yah..... what joe said....



kk

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ragtopjr
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Posts: 2239
From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 06-02-2002 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sucks Kid

I really hope that you did no hidden damage

Take care and talk to you tuesday night

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n2oMike
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Posts: 876
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 06-02-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mark Williams Engineering sells a really nice 28 spline C4/Toploader slipyoke. It uses the #1350 (1 ton truck) U-joint.

I had troubles twisting the splines in new Spicer yokes, and had to purchase one several years ago. Back then, it cost $170, but has been 100% trouble free, and totally bulletproof. I use the 'wide' rear end yoke, have had zero problems, and have only replaced the U-joint once in the past several years. It's a greasable Spicer. I just grease it all the time, since all those rpm's will fling the grease out of one no time.

Good Luck!

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68F100
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Posts: 1425
From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 06-02-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
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Originally posted by 68F100:
...If you need any extra hands let me know. I'll be home Thursday night.
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yah..... what joe said....



kk


Ummm...not to make light of the situation, but I'm not gonna put my hands in the same places as KK.

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