What the heck was I thinking - a used race car should be easy to get
parts for, right? :)
My ongoing 76 Camaro dirt track car saga - I got the balljoint in ok -
when we moved the car after installing it the spring "shifted" a touch
and I was able to loosen the nut and retorque it and no more play...
now I have to get a Ujoint - one of the bearing caps disappeared in the
last race. I have a total of three rear ends and two driveshafts. Only
one is welded up for dirt track usage, and of course it has a different
yoke than the rest...
The caps are 1.125" on the driveshaft side, and 1.125" on the diff side
for the OTHER rear ends, and only 1.063" on the rear on the car. The
caps are held in by "tabs" on the diff yoke on this one too. Of course
all the local parts places are totally useless, but I think I found a
web site listing the part #'s and dimensions so I should be able to
cross reference it.
The weird thing is I'm 99% sure it's a stock 76 camaro rear, but the
yoke could be off something else... or the parts places could be just
their usual 'tard selves. I still don't know the part # for the wheel
studs (they're oversize 1/2 ones) but I was able to get spares from the
"misc. bucket" at a local speed shop. And now that I think about it,
that's where I'm going to go to get the right Ujoint... they'll be able
to get it right.
In the meantime, my good trans am sits outside in the rain while the
camaro is in an increasing number of parts in the garage - one rotor is
off getting wheel studs welded in, no ds, no exhaust... still don't know
if the tranny leak is fixed... yee ha. :)