RE: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk drive shaft : )
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RE: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk drive shaft : )





I did this to my F about 6 years ago and it is a a nice performance/lower maintenance/ reliability improvement...it cost more than your job recently, as I sourced a donor shaft from a '60 NY'er. I didn't want to cut up my original stock shaft...as I recall, the donor shaft was a little hard to find because there were 2 different diameter drive shafts on the cars depending on the model. It was the larger diameter one that I used and was almost identical in appearance to mine from the F. The shop that did it is in Georgia near Atlanta, I think it was...I can find out for anyone who is interested. This shop has done many of these conversions for lots of Forward Look folks. I got the contact info from the Plymouth Club bulletin as I recall. All I needed to provide the shop with was the length in inches of my original shaft, the year and model of my car, and then send them the donor shaft. I keep my original shaft in the packaging that they sent the converted one back to me and it's in the trunk! (and it's ready to go as a spare if I ever need it)
John Kuegel


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On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 8:15 AM, 'David Schwandt' finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
<Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 

I would not say poor design. Outdated maybe, but not poor.

After all, it was around for many millions of miles.

Just needed regular maintenance, like everything else mechanical.

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Grady jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2016 6:34 AM
To: William Leahy
Cc: Rob Kern; <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Smooth as Silk drive shaft : )

I have done this .. Way to go .the old one is a very poor design . Good only for flat six . That is a great price . Maybe make some deal w club --send our shafts there . Even with 100$ ship if they are good and do it well it is a great deal . Too many duffers will ruin shaft . You need to be skilled to do perfectly , have right equipment . Nice find Rob .

The flanged Fitting for a modern joint is used on Winnebago motor homes , not an uncommon part .

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On Apr 9, 2016, at 12:14 AM, William Leahy bleahy@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I need to address this / thankx, Bill Leahy in summer like Kennewick, Washington

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On Apr 8, 2016, at 7:47 PM, "'Rob Kern' robkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello 300’ly to all!

I just replaced the front ball and trunion u-joint assembly on my C with the upgrade of the slip assembly more modern front u-joint and I must say that I could not be more pleased. The car runs as smooth as silk and is quieter. It almost feels like the vehicle is at peace with itself! I had tremors develop between 30 and 40 mph upon easy acceleration and again when accelerating above 60mph. The front U-joint had 1/16th inch play. The grease retention boot was replaced a month ago when discovered that it left the party who knows how long ago. The new u-joint was installed to the front of the driveshaft which was balanced with the rear u-joint in place and then installed. Precision Drive Shaft in Oklahoma City did all the work and obtained all the parts . 3 day turn around time. $298.00. Many thanks to Club members Mike Burke, George McKovich, Larry Jett, Murray Park and Jeff Carter for discussing the upgrade and helping me decide to go this route! Rob Kern

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