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    #31
    Excellent,thanks for that....

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      #32
      Originally posted by MandM View Post
      I added grease nipples to the splined section
      P1030481.JPG simples
      Yes, but how do you grease the outer universal joint........?
      Dave
      1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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        #33
        There is no easy way. You have to unbolt the hub from the trailing arm and pull it away from the back plate till you can get at the grease nipple, assuming there is one. This can be done without disturbing the brakes in any way, but the drive shaft will probably separate at the splines.
        Mike.

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          #34
          P.S. An ideal opportunity to grease the splines as well. I use that graphited stuff for constant velocity joints.
          Mike.

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            #35
            Originally posted by Lingen View Post
            There is no easy way. You have to unbolt the hub from the trailing arm and pull it away from the back plate till you can get at the grease nipple, assuming there is one. This can be done without disturbing the brakes in any way, but the drive shaft will probably separate at the splines.
            Mike.
            See post #29...........

            My question, in post #32, was in response to M&M's post #30.
            Last edited by DJT; 19 October 2020, 19:50.
            Dave
            1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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              #36
              The splines sticking make the twitch, so add a grease nipple simples, there is no easy way of greasing the outer, but if you have a nipple you get the choice, if you also drill a hole in the plastic dirt covers of the inner uj you can line it up with the nipple a grease that from under the car, changing the trailing arm bushes also helps a lot with the twitch as said above
              "The UK,s Most Easterly Stag" Quad Exhaust- ZF 4 Speed BOX

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                #37
                Deleted as was duplicated.
                Last edited by jbuckl; 21 October 2020, 02:01.
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Motorsport Micky View Post

                  Yes 240Z and 260Z from memory. as DJT says they need the Hybrid Tri Dat joints which Greg Tunstall in Aussie land, used to be able to get when converting the Datsun 180B driveshafts was the modification to make. I found maybe the last Datsun 180B going into a scrapyard and checked with Greg the driveshafts would work (they also made a "live axle" version ! (who knew ?) I organised buying the driveshafts but then the number of collapsing rear hubs /or snapping stub axles on these Stags or TRs (with the same independent "Innsbruk" independent suspension setup) preyed upon my mind and the lure of CV driveshafts complete with new hubs, quality bearing and new stub axles seemed a much better idea. I donated the Datsun contact details to another Stag owner off the forum for him to pursue and buy.
                  The 240Z models come up on e bay occasionally although years since I've seen a UK contact mostly from the US, they seem to make around the $300 US dollar mark plus postage, then figure in the "Frankendrive" joints and machining costs etc etc and the new CV driveshafts and hubs compare well.

                  Micky
                  The Datsun sliding shafts are the best you can get.
                  they are scarce now though.
                  to fit them it only requires a reaming operation.
                  fwiw the ccd shafts are a simple upgrade at a significant cost.
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Goldstar View Post
                    Not all sweetness and light though. I had a cv joint break. The carrier for the ball bearings cracked which meant the joint was completely knackered. No repair parts available (I tried quite hard) so 1,000 to replace (UK distributor won't sell me one although I could get one from the OE supplier). Not great.
                    It begs the question of how many of these parts where tested to destruction and in what environment and conditions, was it to the same standard as Triumph did?,
                    "The UK,s Most Easterly Stag" Quad Exhaust- ZF 4 Speed BOX

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                      #40
                      I totally endorse Motorsport Micky's post about the importance of replacing - with new - stub axles at the front and hubs at the back. I have fitted the CDD cv driveshafts and hubs and new stub axles. Along with your tyres and brakes, these are the single most important safety consideration. Don't forget too suspension, especially trailing arm fixing points. If any of these parts fail you could lose control and you really don't want to hit anything in these old cars. Unfortunately it doesn't make any difference whether you are doing 100 miles a year or 10,000, a failure is a failure and the consequences the same. In many ways the least used Stags are the ones to worry about most as sitting around does any car no good, whereas regular use helps to sort out weak spots.
                      Mk 2 1975 TV8 Mimosa

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                        #41
                        The Datsun sliding shafts are the best you can get.
                        they are scarce now though.


                        I have a pair sitting on my garage floor waiting for me to re-build the hubs - I only took them off the car as I mistakenly thought one of the hubs was rumbling but having then gone and bought a set of CDD hubs and shafts complete (which are excellent) but pricey.
                        I'm open to offers for the Datsun ones - they are perfect but I would probably only as they are off the car re-build the hubs for my own satisfaction, either that or I'll put them back on the car and sell the CDD ones at a discount as the Datsun ones are by far the stronger units.

                        Cheers
                        Mike

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