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Hi Guys

 

I've been trying to search for info on replacing a 260z steering uni joint..

 

 

I've been on the phone to SW Motorsports who have been helpful but I have been informed that my type is not servicable but they can make a few calls to see what they can do.

Has anyone gone through the task of replacing one and could explain to me in more detail what the differences are between these and if I can fit one from another model??

 

Here are some pics to assist.

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Any further info would be great.

 

Thanks

 

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The top rubber nsulator is available.

The uni at bottom is a clamp/bolt on one side, and a factory welded onto uni fork on other side.

 

I've had a few bent/twisted ones repaired, by a lcal machine shop.

We just picked the tightest condition bottom uni and used that.

 

You sure you dont have an issue elsewhere? As the unis in the steering are a very robust, difficult to wear out item!

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You sure you dont have an issue elsewhere? As the unis in the steering are a very robust, difficult to wear out item!

 

This would be my assumption also, but I would figure that replacing any 40+ year old joint would be a good idea anyway.

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These uni joints are not available here in Australia and are not a serviceable product. I tried getting mine apart once totally stuffed them. Lucky for me I found a guy with a few spare steering rods. ;D

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It's just a 10mm Uni-Joint - I bought one from my local bearing supplier & fitted it myself. Nothing special.

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The top rubber nsulator is available.

The uni at bottom is a clamp/bolt on one side, and a factory welded onto uni fork on other side.

 

I've had a few bent/twisted ones repaired, by a lcal machine shop.

We just picked the tightest condition bottom uni and used that.

 

You sure you dont have an issue elsewhere? As the unis in the steering are a very robust, difficult to wear out item!

It's not that I have an issue as such.. It was recommended to be replaced by the person who issued me a blue slip road worthy.

 

This would be my assumption also, but I would figure that replacing any 40+ year old joint would be a good idea anyway.

Agreed

 

These uni joints are not available here in Australia and are not a serviceable product. I tried getting mine apart once totally stuffed them. Lucky for me I found a guy with a few spare steering rods. ;D

This is what SWM informed me :(

 

It's just a 10mm Uni-Joint - I bought one from my local bearing supplier & fitted it myself. Nothing special.

Are we talking the same rod unit here, all apart from this unit is serviceable I believe.

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Are we talking the same rod unit here, all apart from this unit is serviceable I believe.

 

Yes.

Otherwise I wouldn't have posted saying so!

My Zed is at the shop atm with the replaced UJ in the steering shaft, otherwise I'd take a photo for you.

 

If you don't believe me, send me your shaft, I'll repair it, & send it back to you :)

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If you don't believe me, send me your shaft, I'll repair it, & send it back to you :)

And there is your solution quick and easy :D

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my uni joint is just a little bit stiff side in one of the axis ( joke's already been had)

lurch - do you have make/model/supplier ? or just "10 mm u joint" from skfc/rbc bearings in moorabbin

do you need a press to get them out?

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Sorry Lurch I took mine to Hardy Spicer and from memory was told they were 9mm and not available here. I believed them as they did all my other unis and shortened and balanced my tail shaft. : :)

 

Naturally if Hardy Spicer didn't have them I'd reckon no one would.

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