CV joints

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Re: CV joints

#11 Post by torque2me » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:10 am

Alec wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 am
Hello Kev,

Chris Witor sells them, I don't know where they are made.
Alec
I know that Alec. CW will only be able to obtain what is available to the market place in general. What I was saying is that the quality of the present GKN stuff is not as good as it was (in my opinion).

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Re: CV joints

#12 Post by Ronald » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 am

There was a long entry in the Register Service Notes "Bible" about 20 years ago, a copy of which was held by an NZ Triumph 2000/2500/2.5 Register member. It included an NZ Motor Corporation service update on vibration problems. One of the critical points was that propshaft UJ angles had to be within a fraction of a degree, so the correct length spacers for the rear engine mount for the type of gearbox used was important, as was the condition of the mount. And they altered the diff. at some stage . Shaft rebalancing was also mentioned. My 1970 2000 has certainly used a number of propshaft UJs in its 232000 miles, but the driveshaft ones seem to last longer. And some of those rear engine mounts don't have a long life...

Ronald Mayes, New Zealand
1970 2000 automatic
1977 2500TC manual/od

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Re: CV joints

#13 Post by tony » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:10 am

Ronald,
In my experience the best rear gearbox mounts are the Aussie one's from Greg Tunstell in Brisbane.
Even those one's don't like being soaked in gear oil for any length of time.
Tony.
1976 2500 TC. converted to S specs.

Lots of bits

1999 BMW Z3.
2006 BMW 325ti.
Hopefully not needing too many bits.




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Re: CV joints

#14 Post by torque2me » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:02 pm

Thorsten wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Hi Kev,

I've been running a set of CV driveshafts for 16 yrs now and can't complain - it's really fit and forget! I've done at least 40k miles until now without a problem ... As mentioned before you're looking for Stag items for a Mk2, TR6 ones are too short. I believe CDD offer Mk1 items as well.

Best regards
Thorsten
Thanks for this post Thorsten, it's just the ticket!

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Re: CV joints

#15 Post by torque2me » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:08 pm

Ronald wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:11 am
There was a long entry in the Register Service Notes "Bible" about 20 years ago, a copy of which was held by an NZ Triumph 2000/2500/2.5 Register member. It included an NZ Motor Corporation service update on vibration problems. One of the critical points was that propshaft UJ angles had to be within a fraction of a degree, so the correct length spacers for the rear engine mount for the type of gearbox used was important, as was the condition of the mount. And they altered the diff. at some stage . Shaft rebalancing was also mentioned. My 1970 2000 has certainly used a number of propshaft UJs in its 232000 miles, but the driveshaft ones seem to last longer. And some of those rear engine mounts don't have a long life...

Ronald Mayes, New Zealand
1970 2000 automatic
1977 2500TC manual/od
Yeah, I've got a copy of that NZ service note and all the stuff done by CW etc. It's all very complicated what with shackle height and flange bruising....nearly all too much for my limited brain cells.

As Thorsten says, One will have less issues with CV but they also do need some close alignment (maybe less than UJ's). Just need the dosh!

Kev

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