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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Saginaw to snap ring?

Removed the driveshaft to replace the ujoints and discovered they were the super annoying saginaw type with the plastic inserts. Melted them out and removed the ujoints. Can I simply continue to melt the remainder of the plastic inserts out of the yoke and driveshaft and install snap ring style ujoints?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 12:08 AM
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Only if there is a internal or external snap ring machined into the yoke. There are replacement permanently lubed universal joints so I assume they probably have a internal snap ring to hold them in place.

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Removed the driveshaft to replace the ujoints and discovered they were the super annoying saginaw type with the plastic inserts. Melted them out and removed the ujoints. Can I simply continue to melt the remainder of the plastic inserts out of the yoke and driveshaft and install snap ring style ujoints?
The groove the fiberglass is injected into is about midpoint on the bore the cup sits in.That groove cant be used or you would have a very short cup with accelerated wear.What Dave said about the inside clips is correct.The inside edges of the ears where the clips will sit is nice and flat for that pupose.Buick,Olds & Pontiac always used a bigger "U" joint than the Chevrolet from early 60's on up till things got corporatized.You didn't state what vehicle you were working on,if it is an early Impala (65-70),then someone has put a different shaft in the car.If the parts guy gives you a #369 "U" joint it will be too small for the shaft you're describing.If you have the style shaft I'm picturing you will need a #534 or #534G (G= greaseable).If you need additional help just ask.
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Removed the driveshaft to replace the ujoints and discovered they were the super annoying saginaw type with the plastic inserts. Melted them out and removed the ujoints. Can I simply continue to melt the remainder of the plastic inserts out of the yoke and driveshaft and install snap ring style ujoints?
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