Coupling shaft parts needed

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Newarkite
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Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Newarkite » February 10th, 2015, 2:17 pm

Hi Folks,

I guess I'm newby and this is my first post to the AA board.

I'm looking for a front universal joint cover for my AA truck – this is the cover that bolts to the transmission. I also need the coupling shaft tube. That's all I need for now, but I'll probably need a few hundred more parts as I get dirtier…
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front U-joint cover
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Cover for coupling shaft
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E.Moore
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by E.Moore » February 10th, 2015, 3:22 pm

I may have an NOS one that is complete.

Send a reply to aaford157@nosford.com

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Farrell In Vancouver
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » February 11th, 2015, 12:05 pm

The shaft tube can be made up at a muffler shop. Not original but functional.

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by spectria » February 11th, 2015, 3:12 pm

Newarkite wrote:Hi Folks,

I guess I'm newbie and this is my first post to the AA board.

I'm looking for a front universal joint cover for my AA truck – this is the cover that bolts to the transmission. I also need the coupling shaft tube. That's all I need for now, but I'll probably need a few hundred more parts as I get dirtier…
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Neil Wilson » February 11th, 2015, 6:59 pm

Newarkite, I suggest you provide your name?

The pictures you posted are not for an AA. You don't say what you have. Attached is a picture of the coupling shaft setup for an AA with a 4-speed transmission.
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Newarkite » February 11th, 2015, 8:53 pm

Hi Dave in Quincy! Thanks for the welcome.

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Newarkite » February 11th, 2015, 8:59 pm

Yep. My name is Steve.

I don't know about whether or not this an AA part. I do know that I pulled it out of AA truck. It has two universal joints - one at the transmission and one at the rear of the coupling shaft. I'll try to post some photos showing more of the assembly.

Muffler shop! That is a great idea. Thanks Farrell.

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Bob C » February 12th, 2015, 8:02 am

With a front u-joint maybe it's a service replacement coupling shaft,
but the cover doesn't look correct for that either.

Bob
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Newarkite » February 12th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Here's a photo with more detail of my coupling shaft. Is it an AA or not?

In passing, the front ujoint cover was chewed up long ago when the bolts connecting to the tranny got loose. The owner then got out his welding kit and welded the damage. However he didn't use safety wire (that's why bolt heads have holes in them...) and it got chewed up again. Must have made a heckuva racket.
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tiredtruckrestorer
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by tiredtruckrestorer » February 15th, 2015, 9:40 am

Newarkite,

You have the "AA" Service Replacement coupling shaft as per the July 1932 Service Bulletins. Bob C had posted a copy of this a few replies earlier. These were released so you didn't have to pull the engine/trans assembly or move the rear axle/torque tube assembly back to pull a transmission, change a clutch, or replace a u-joint.

Is the bolt pattern for the flanged front cover you're looking for about 4 3/4"? The tube almost looks useable. Maybe just weld a short piece on the back end. A felt goes in the end caps to help keep the grease inside.

Keith

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BrianT
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by BrianT » February 15th, 2015, 10:38 am

Newarkite,
Should you need the yokes for the front u-joint I have them along with the bolts that hold the 2 parts together, I also have the u-joint cross that has some wear.
Regards Brian.

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by locke9999 » June 18th, 2017, 8:48 pm

y cant the drive be open drive if one cannot fond an origanal?

al

Bob C
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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Bob C » June 19th, 2017, 8:05 am

Kind of hard to keep everything lubed and the dirt out if it's open.

Bob

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by locke9999 » June 19th, 2017, 1:33 pm

bob

how do you lubricate if there is not one in the truck?

most modern trucks are open drive.

al

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Re: Coupling shaft parts needed

Post by Bob C » June 19th, 2017, 2:21 pm

"most modern trucks are open drive."

And the u-joints have rubber seals and possibly grease fittings.

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