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Author: Subject: tripod spider wanted - aka arggh grrr hrumph (or driveshaft help)
MikeR

posted on 13/6/18 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
tripod spider wanted - aka arggh grrr hrumph (or driveshaft help)

So I got some garage time. I've picked up a push in diff 7 inch with the larger push in joints.

Going to fit my shortened drive shafts and visually they look ok - missing the metal can do just visual for now.. Take apart another set of drive shafts with the same size push in parts and... The bloody tripod spider is the smaller shaft size. I've now got 6 shafts all with the same smaller spider and a mixture of push in parts but nothing to fit the damned shortened drive shafts.

So the summary is, does anyone have the spider to fit the larger (standard?) 27ish mm drive shaft sitting in the garage?

This bloody car is more stressful than freckling cancer

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minitici

posted on 13/6/18 at 05:24 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Mike,
I have a new inner complete CV joint taken from a J&R Sierra push-in drive shaft.
It appears to have the tripod for shafts with 25 splines of 28mm od.

Think i also have a second one in my hut as I used two outer CV's and shafts to make hybrid shafts.

Douglas

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MikeR

posted on 13/6/18 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
That sounds fab. Let me know what you want for them and I'll PayPal you some money.
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minitici

posted on 13/6/18 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
I'll go and search for the second one tomorrow - I'm sure I saw it when I 'tidied-up' a couple of weeks ago.
Hopefully I put it somewhere obvious...

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minitici

posted on 14/6/18 at 07:48 AM Reply With Quote
Found them!

Sierra Inner CV 25 spline
Sierra Inner CV 25 spline


I'll PM you with details

Doug.

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nick205

posted on 14/6/18 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Mike,

Do you have a new metal can to fit to the joint?

When I refurbished my Sierra drive shafts a few years back I got kits from my local Ford dealer that included the metal cans (not sure they still sell them now though). The old cans were a bugger to get off and the CV joints had to be held together whilst I peened the new cans closed.

A bit of a faff (but not impossible) and they never leaked afterwards (3,000 miles).

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/9/viewthread.php?tid=210744#pi d1760502





[Edited on 14/6/18 by nick205]

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peter a

posted on 19/6/18 at 07:56 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Mike and Doug,
I have exactly the same problem! I'm in the process of ordering a custom length shaft, and it seems to get a resonable price it will be the 25spline version. However, the two pairs of shafts I have at home bothe have less splines. I've contacted a couple of suppliers (J&R is one of them) of new Sierra driveshafts and asked for the tripod splining, but haven't got a reply.

Can you confirm that the Sierra shafts from J&R had the "standard" 25 splines? (same splines as the lobro CV joints I guess, as that seem to be whats used in most applications)

Best regards Peter

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MikeR

posted on 19/6/18 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
Define confirm.

I've got second hand shafts. The one pair that seems the right size are 25 spline.

I didn't get a response from j&r when I tried to contact them.

From my phone hence short answer

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peter a

posted on 19/6/18 at 12:03 PM Reply With Quote
What I ment was if you could confirm that the tripods from J&R fit on a Ford 25 spline shaft (which I guess is what you have).

However, I just got a reply from J&R, and they say "The tri pod spline will not fit as we use our design which is not same as Ford."

They do make custom length shafts, but the price for one shaft (complete) would be 250 + VAT.

/Peter

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