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devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 03, 2002 10:40 PM
I was wondering if anybody has ever modified a 'glide to accept a bolt on yoke and used a shaft with a slip joint? It seems like it would create less bind with the higher levels of body roll that alot of drivers are experiencing with 4 link suspensions.

Also, is there anyone who fabs a cradle for a 'glide to keep the case in one piece, or is it a DIY deal?

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 221
posted January 04, 2002 07:28 AM
dont know about your question devil wrench, but i was always wondering if you could somehow fab a frt wheel drive cv joint type setup in place of u-joints, seems thay would smooth things out alot..... hhmmmmmmm., anyone?

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 04, 2002 05:17 PM
I found cradles at Burt Brown. Any takers on the D/S question?

powercar821111
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted January 22, 2002 05:48 PM
The CV joints off of a passenger car would definitely be the way to go. They would have much longer life than regular driveshaft u-joints, without the vibration. The only problem that I could see is price and feasability.

doowchuck
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted January 23, 2002 07:12 AM
Yep! I had one and it still broke. I got it at a swap meet. It was origionally for a New York DIRT modified early version.

neverenoughbrew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted January 25, 2002 07:05 AM
A cv type would be the way to go, heck, just go buy a bert or brinn with the ball spline output. But seriuosly, if I were going to run a standard and rules allowed, I would go with a Bert. By the time you get a trans and good clutch, you could have purchased a Bert. Funds limited, a bert will bolt right up to stock bell housing. As monney permitted I would then buy bell housing for revese mount starter with combo fuel/ps pump, then when had more monney, I would upgrade standard bert to a ball spline output. I am still waiting to upgrade to a ball spline. We are low buget,and trying to run 2 cars, one dirt one pavement. I perfer to take things slow and have what I want. Four years and have had no problems with Berts. I know monney is a key always a problem for most, but sometimes it saves you alot in the long run. We haven't rigured out yet where we are going to come up with a set of 11x heads for our other engine yet, but will find a way.

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 26, 2002 12:26 PM
I know that berts are 15 times better, but some (alot) tracks don't allow them in the mod class.

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