Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
02-20-2022, 02:01 PM
Post: #601
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
It is starting to look like a genuine car again! Thumbs up!

1982 - TA60 Carina 4dr sedan - fun cruiser
1983 - AE86 Sprinter Trueno - import project
2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
2004 - AEU86 dot ORG - daily domain

Support our forum, buy from the AEU86 shop:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
03-02-2022, 12:51 PM
Post: #602
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
Does anyone here have experience with replacing the U-joints in the driveshaft?
2 out of the 3 u-joints in my driveshaft feel notchy, a clear indication that they are past it.
They are of a non-servicable type officially, so I cant easily find any replacement joints that should fit, although I suspect they do exist.
I read on Billzilla's old site that some common size may be fitted after some machining but I would prefer to avoid that.
A local driveshaft shop thinks they can get it done for me, but at €400 the cost is staggering.

FABRICA MI DIEM, PVNC!
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
03-02-2022, 07:29 PM
Post: #603
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
I had my driveshaft serviced last year.
Replaced all 3 U-joints with: GMB 016-GUT24
Parts cost was 79€ and the replacement work and balancing of driveshaft was 330€.
Find all posts by this user
03-02-2022, 11:05 PM
Post: #604
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
Thanks.
I may just have to swallow the cost on this one. Proper u-joint installation would already be difficult enough, but getting these staked ones mounted correctly looks
a bit too difficult. Havent seen that part nr before, but the size looks familiar to others I've found (GMB 200-0024 / Febest ASM-CW5). Need to remeasure (cant find my calipers)
since I could swear the hole diameter was 24mm when I checked last time.

From what I've seen these solid ones are a better choice than those with grease fittings. In these small sizes those tend to snap when confronted with a bit of abuse.
The tricky bit with mounting new ones is getting them centered properly and making sure the axial endplay is within specification (<0.05mm). That last one is hard to do in a shed.
Rebalancing should not be necessary but it is probably not the biggest part of the cost.

FABRICA MI DIEM, PVNC!
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
03-05-2022, 12:46 PM
Post: #605
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
Progress report:

-Bent up new cunifer brake lines for the rear axle. Not an easy task, but the result looks like it will work:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]

Next to crusty old suspension for contrast:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]

What's this? No more rotisserie, thats what.
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]

The eagle has landed:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]

Todo items on my mind these days:
-Refurb driveshaft. I ordered 3 new u-joints for about €30. I'm going to attempt it myself. As long as I dont screw up the yokes I can still dump it at a specialist store if DIY doesnt go well.
-Prepare reconditioned rear brake anchor plates and hardware for mounting to axle. (zinc-plate the bolts/nuts, clean up my 'new' calipers.
-Buy some stuff for finishing off the rear axle (solid spacer kit, gasket kit, axle end plates).

When I have a working parking brake again the next priority is getting the shell reunited with the doors and trunk/bonnet so we can start 'mudding' the heck out of it.

FABRICA MI DIEM, PVNC!
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
03-06-2022, 09:55 PM
Post: #606
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
That's some great progress! Finally she's on her own feet again! Thumbs up!
So which car is next in line for the rotisserie?

1982 - TA60 Carina 4dr sedan - fun cruiser
1983 - AE86 Sprinter Trueno - import project
2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
2004 - AEU86 dot ORG - daily domain

Support our forum, buy from the AEU86 shop:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
03-07-2022, 04:03 PM
Post: #607
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
Nice! Keep up te good work and the momentum. She’s almost ready for MOT!

AE86 Levin
Find all posts by this user
03-08-2022, 09:44 AM
Post: #608
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
Nice work!
Find all posts by this user
03-21-2022, 10:09 AM
Post: #609
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
good work!

Gtsi-R

"Trust me, I was an engineer"
"straight lines are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers"
Find all posts by this user
05-04-2022, 12:58 PM
Post: #610
Ivan's coupe: trowelling on the bog
I'm following this with much interest.... great work Ivan
Find all posts by this user


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 5 Guest(s)

Contact Us | AEU86 | Return to Top | Return to Content | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication